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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter, powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type C USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter

Lao power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're travelling to Laos.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting Laos using the standard F, C or E type Lao 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Laos from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Lao power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this particular version of Kindle by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Laos

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Laos?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Laos.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Laos?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Laos to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Laotians use three different types of power outlets (F, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Lao trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however 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 can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Laos.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Laos?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire HDX lasts 9 to 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Lao power outlet you will 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 Lao power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Lao power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Lao power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Third Generation Kindle Fire battery life should last 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Laos
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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, 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, priced under $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 cost 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 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, between $15 to $20.