How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation when staying in Laos

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Type E USB charger

Lao power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. When you're going to Laos these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using their F, C or E type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Laos from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Lao destination like Vientiane we suggest referring to the Lao Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Lao power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation by a front facing VGA camera, a rear facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the side and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Laos

Can the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation be used in Laos?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation to a Lao power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Laos?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Laos is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Laos use three different types of plug sockets (F, C and E) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power 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 and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Laos.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation in Laos?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation using a Lao power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the top of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation should last approximately 8 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from the 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 inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. On the top right 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 icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts around 8 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 7 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes along with two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the top right of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your lasts 8 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation from a Lao power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - Lao Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597000&linkId=UZWL22ALFPXJ3QYM - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters