Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Botswana

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter, powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type D power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type M power adapter

Botswana power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When going to travel to Botswana the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power will change from region to region therefore please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Botswana from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in a Botswana city like Gaborone or Francistown we recommend reading the Botswana entry on wikipedia [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This guide shows how to connect the Botswana power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using Fire OS version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Botswana

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Botswana power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Botswana?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Botswanans use (G, D and M) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Botswana trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Botswana we recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Botswana using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Botswana?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from 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 by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Botswana power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Fire situated to the right of the HDMI jack you'll 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 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Fire is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use 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 inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Botswana power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type M power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Botswana power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the 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. First insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [9]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your Fire found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 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 entry 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=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 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 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.