Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Botswana

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type D power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type M power adapter

Botswana power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in staying in Botswana.If you're visiting Botswana the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the Type G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Botswana from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Botswana power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Botswana

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Botswana power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Botswana

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Botswanans use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Botswana.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a 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 by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet situated next to 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 will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HDX takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Fire situated next to the power button you will 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 HDX Third Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HDX takes under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type M USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from 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. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 large holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HDX screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Botswana Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, costs 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).