Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Lesotho

Basotho power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

Basotho power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting abroad.This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're travelling to Lesotho by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type M wall outlet. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Lesotho from another country double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a destination like Maseru or Hlotse we recommend referring to the Basotho country Wiki page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This guide shows how to connect the Basotho power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This particular model of Kindle Fire can be identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Lesotho

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Lesotho?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Lesotho.

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What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Lesotho?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Lesotho to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to 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 tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied 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 going to Lesotho using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Lesotho?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable and a Type M USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a 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. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Basotho power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type M power outlet [3]) looks like three round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your is roughly 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Basotho power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Basotho country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).