How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Laos

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Type E USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug

Lao power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are visiting Laos by using the standard Type F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power sockets vary regionally so we suggest reading the Asia and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Laos from a different region check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Lao destination like Vientiane or Pakxe refer to the Laos Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Lao power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Laos

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Laos?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Lao power outlet.

Laos

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Laos?

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

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Laos and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Laos using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Laos?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Lao power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Lao power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two round adjacent holes with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch Third Generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Lao power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Lao power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life is around 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Lao power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Laos Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, costing 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, 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, 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, priced at between $15 to $20.