Kindle charging without PC

  Honorary Aussie 01 May 12
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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 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 01 May 12

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

  ton 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 01 May 12

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

  Forum Editor 01 May 12

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

My apologies, I didn't know that.

  john bunyan 02 May 12

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

  Flak999 02 May 12

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

  interzone55 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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