How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when staying in Laos

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Lao power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Lao power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Laos. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation when you're going abroad.When you're visiting Laos the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using their Type F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Laos from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Vientiane or Pakxe please read the Lao Wiki page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Lao power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the side and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation OS, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Laos

Can the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation be used in Laos?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Laos.

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What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Laos?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Laos to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in Laos (types F, C and E) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Laos or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

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 HD 6 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Laos 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 going to Laos using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Laos. [10]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation in Laos?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Lao power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation using a Lao power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 7 to 8 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Lao power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes with a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 7 - 8 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation from the Lao power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation. At the top of the Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is roughly 7 - 8 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lao Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 6 4th 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, estimated cost 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, 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, estimated price under $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, around $15.