Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation when staying in Botswana

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type D power charger, charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a three pin Type G power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Type M power adapter

Botswana power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 1st generation when they are travelling to Botswana.When you're staying in Botswana the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 1st generation using the G, D or M type Botswana 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets change from region to region therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Botswana from a different region please check that your Kindle Fire 1st generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 1st generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire 1st generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Botswana power outlet to your First Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 1st generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model is identified by a power button on the bottom and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 6.3.4 or greater for the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 1st generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 1st generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 1st generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Botswana

Can the Kindle Fire 1st generation be used in Botswana?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Botswana.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Botswana?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 1st generation the best international travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, D and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 1st generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Botswana trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 1st generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 1st generation in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy 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 recognise this power outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. At the base of your first generation Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes roughly under 4 hours to completely charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 1st generation lasts 7 to 8 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Botswana power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Botswana power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type D USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 1st generation from the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your first generation Kindle Fire found between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 1st generation takes around around 4 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire 1st generation battery life is approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Botswana power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type M USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 1st generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 1st generation using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [9]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 1st generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Kindle original situated between the headphone socket and the power button.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 1st generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 4 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 1st generation is around 7 to 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 1st generation from 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 1st generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 1st generation charging support page
  5. 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. 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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).