How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when visiting Botswana

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pin Type G USB plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a three pinned Type M power plug

Botswana power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often be daunting 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 2nd generation in Botswana. If visiting Botswana these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by using the G, D or M type Botswana 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Botswana from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure 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 over-heating during charging. If you plan on visiting a Botswana place such as Gaborone or Francistown please read the wikipedia web page about Botswana [1] for more indepth details.

The following page shows you how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular make of Kindle tablet by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Botswana

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation be used in Botswana?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Botswana.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of plug sockets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. 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 plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Botswana.
  • 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Botswana?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is around 7 to 10 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [9]) looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation battery life is approximately 7 to 10 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - wikipedia web page about Botswana
  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&linkId=2Y75DDOG5AGHRIB2 - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters