How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Botswana

A step by step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type M power adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type G power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type D power charger

Botswana power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Botswana. These instructions shows you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when going to Botswana using their standard types G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power changes depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If visiting Botswana from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Botswana destination such as Gaborone or Francistown we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Botswana [1] for more information prior to the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle tablet is recognised by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Botswana

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Botswana?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Botswana by using the correct power convertor.

Botswana

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Botswana?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Batswana use three different standards of wall outlets (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 handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Botswana we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging 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 who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Botswana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana. [11]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Botswana?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Botswana power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  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 HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is 10 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Botswana power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX 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 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation 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 charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Botswana power outlet

See also

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