Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a power outlet in Lesotho

Basotho power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Basotho power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation abroad.If visiting Lesotho the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho plug outlet. Power supplies change from country to country therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies page for a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Lesotho from another country double check the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Lesotho?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation to a Basotho power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Lesotho?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lesotho and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Basotho power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type M USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Basotho power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD lasts 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=200939330&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 7 2nd 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