Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Botswana

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type D USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Botswana using the Type G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Botswana from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Botswana

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Botswana?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Botswana.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Botswana?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets in Botswana (G, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Botswana trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Botswana we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Botswana using 3 pin type B 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using 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. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type M USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type M power outlet [9], looks like 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana page on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters