How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Botswana

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a three pinned Type M USB adapter

Botswana power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Botswana. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when travelling to Botswana using their G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Botswana from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Botswana

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Botswana?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Botswana power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Botswana?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Botswanans use three different types of plug sockets (types G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your Botswana trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Botswana?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 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 in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with 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 HD 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the 7" Kindle Fire HD Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [9], looks like three large circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7" Third Generation takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Botswana Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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, estimated price under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costs 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, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).