How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Botswana

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Botswana power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they're staying abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Botswana by using the G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Botswana from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an 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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Botswana

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Botswana?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Botswana by using the correct power convertor.

Botswana

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Botswana?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Botswanans use (types G, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Botswana. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the tablet located 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 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life is around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type D power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 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 the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX 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 in the top corner of the display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX8.9" Third Generation lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

A page on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Botswana power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type M power outlet [9], can be recognised by the three large circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Botswana
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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 (around £5 GBP / under 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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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).