Kindle charging without PC

  Honorary Aussie 16:40 PM 01 May 12

Is it safe to charge my Kindle using a mains/USB adapter? The output on my adapter is 5v +/-5% and max 400mA, and the input on the Kindle seems to be 5.25v 500mA max.

  Forum Editor 18:09 PM 01 May 12

"Is it safe to charge my Kindle using a mains/USB adapter?"

I have never charged mine in any other way. The Kindle comes with its own mains/usb charger.

  Woolwell 18:39 PM 01 May 12

Always risky disagreeing with the FE but the £89 Kindle does not come with mains charger.

  ton 19:16 PM 01 May 12

"Is it safe to charge my Kindle using a mains/USB adapter?"

Yes it will be ok.

As Woolwell said the £89 Kindle does NOT come with a chager, just the USB cable.

  muddypaws 20:31 PM 01 May 12

Has to be max of 5 volts output. ( Pretty sure)

  Forum Editor 22:15 PM 01 May 12

"the £89 Kindle does not come with mains charger."

My apologies, I didn't know that.

  john bunyan 13:50 PM 02 May 12

You can use an iPod mains charger if you have one; it has a USB slot

  Flak999 14:06 PM 02 May 12

Fruit bat posted some helpful information about this very issue on this thread Iphone to Kindle power adapters

  interzone55 16:26 PM 02 May 12

One quick point re iPod chargers.

Some of the early iPod chargers had 12v output. I found this out to my cost when I plugged a Sony phone into a iPod car charger, the phone didn't take kindly to this and promptly died...


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