How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when visiting Lesotho

Basotho power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Basotho power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Lesotho. These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Lesotho by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type M Basotho plug outlet. When you are travelling to Lesotho from another country please check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular version of Kindle Fire by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Lesotho

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Lesotho.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Lesotho?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Lesotho using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Basotho power outlet

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Basotho power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the 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 inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Basotho power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three large circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire lasts 8 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Basotho country Wiki 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=201597000&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th 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 4th 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