How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Botswana

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Botswana power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire in Botswana. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire when going abroad.If going to Botswana this page contains instructions showing powering your Kindle Fire by using the standard G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Botswana from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the Kindle. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Botswana

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Botswana?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Botswana by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Botswana?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Batswana use three different types of plug sockets (types G, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Botswana using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Botswana?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes in a triangle shape 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 mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type M power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of tablet you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Botswana
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).