Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Laos

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Lao power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 2 pin Type E USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Lao power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Laos using the standard Type F, C or E Lao 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Laos from another region ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Lao power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Laos

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Laos?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Lao power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Laos?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel power adapter for Laos is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Laotians use three different types of power outlets (types F, C and E) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure 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 in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Laos 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 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation in Laos?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Lao power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Lao power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire 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 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Lao power outlet you'll need 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 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last roughly 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle found 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Laos Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, 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, estimated cost 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 between $10 to $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, estimated cost 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.