Charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when planning a trip to Laos

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger

Lao power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you're travelling abroad.This page is a step-by-step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation when you are in Laos using the Type F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Laos from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Lao power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire operating system version 7.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Laos

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Laos?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Laos by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Laos?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Laos is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets in Laos (F, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Lao trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Laos.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Laos. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation in Laos?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation using the Lao power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts roughly 7 to 10 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Second Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 7 - 10 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Laos page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd 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, priced at 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, priced 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, under $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.