How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Lesotho

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

Basotho power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Lesotho using their 220 volt 50Hz M Type power outlet. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different regions. If travelling to Lesotho from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Basotho destination like Maseru or Hlotse we suggest referring to the Wikipedia.org page about Lesotho [1] for further information on visiting the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Basotho power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Lesotho?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Lesotho.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your trip to Lesotho. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

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 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Lesotho.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Lesotho?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from 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. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Basotho power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type M power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Fire battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Wikipedia.org page 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=201016060&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 8.9 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