Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Lesotho

Using Type B USB cable and a Type M power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Lesotho using the standard 220 volt 50Hz M Type wall outlet. If you are visiting Lesotho from another region please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Maseru or Hlotse we recommend referring to the Lesotho wikipedia page [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Basotho power outlet to your Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Lesotho

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Basotho power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Lesotho?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Lesotho is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 8.9 3rd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Lesotho 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Lesotho?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type M power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Basotho power outlet you'll need to use 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 into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Lesotho wikipedia 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=201342250&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 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