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Kindle charging without PC


Honorary Aussie

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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.

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Forum Editor

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"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.

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Woolwell

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

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ton

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"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.

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muddypaws

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

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Forum Editor

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

My apologies, I didn't know that.

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john bunyan

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

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Flak999

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

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interzone55

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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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