Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Lesotho

How to connect a Basotho power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Basotho power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when they're staying abroad.If planning a holiday to Lesotho these instructions show charging the Kindle Fire using the 220 volt 50Hz Type M Basotho power supply. If you are visiting Lesotho from another region please check the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Basotho city like Maseru we suggest reading the Lesotho entry on wikipedia [1] for further information.

This guide shows how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Lesotho?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Lesotho.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Lesotho?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Lesotho.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Basotho power outlet

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type M USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from the Basotho power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the three large holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Basotho power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Lesotho entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  5. 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, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).