Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Laos

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet with type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB plug

Lao power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.If you are staying in Laos these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the F, C or E type Lao 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Laos from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Lao power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular version of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Laos

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Laos?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Lao power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Laos?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Laos is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Laos (F, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Laos using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Laos?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your 8.9" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your 8.9" Kindle is around 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet with type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your 8.9" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Lao power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 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. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Lao power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your 8.9" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Lao power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes under 5 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - Lao Wikipedia web 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=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd 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 8.9 2nd 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters