How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when planning a trip to Botswana

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type D power adapter

Botswana power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are going to Botswana.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when you are visiting Botswana using their standard types G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Botswana from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that 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 being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation Fire operating system, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Botswana

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Botswana power outlet.

Botswana

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Botswana?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Batswana use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Botswana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana. [11]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Botswana?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using the Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch battery life lasts approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord and a Type D power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration 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 USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Fire battery life should last approximately 8 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [9], can be identified by three holes forming a triangular shape 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 mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. At the top of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation battery life is around 8 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Botswana country page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, priced 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costs under $15 USD (£100-£110 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).