Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Laos

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug USB plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type E USB charger

Lao power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are going abroad.This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when you are in Laos by using their standard Type F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Laos from another region please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Lao power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Laos

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Laos?

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

Laos

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Laos?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Laos is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets that Laotians use (types F, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for 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 different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Laos.
  • 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 offers 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 Laos. [10]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Laos?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Lao power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also called the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the tablet should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Lao power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large holes 19 mm next to each other, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lao Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $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, costing between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at between $15 to $20.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.