Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting Lesotho

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a Type M power adapter.

Basotho power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are going to Lesotho.When visiting Lesotho this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type wall supply. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Lesotho from a different country please ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Basotho power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular make of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Lesotho

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Basotho power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Lesotho?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel power adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 HDX 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful 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 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Lesotho?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Basotho power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by three large holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Lesotho 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=201303400&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 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 HDX 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