Charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when planning a trip to Lesotho

Basotho power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Basotho power outlet

Different voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Lesotho using their standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho power supply. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which area you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Lesotho from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation operating system, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Lesotho?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Lesotho by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a Type M USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by three round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Wikipedia entry about Lesotho
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters