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Posted on 5 Apr 2013 16:29:57 BDT
Kindle Fire HD taking in excess of 7 hours tp charge. I'm considering a factory reset. So disappointed with this device.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 16:37:20 BDT
Brian says:
7 hrs seems like a long time, mine takes about 4 hours

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 16:41:23 BDT
Damaskcat says:
If you're charging it from a computer that might be OK if from the mains then this is longer than normal.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 18:31:54 BDT
Mains charge. Over 7 hours? Can't be normal.

Posted on 5 Apr 2013 19:09:11 BDT
What charger do you use? A low power one will take a long time as it's the same as plugging it in to your computer.
I have a 2 amp charger (aka 10 watts) which charges thingsquickly.
A 500ma charger- the same as usb- will take a while longer.

Posted on 5 Apr 2013 19:12:50 BDT
Tinpot says:
Charged the kindle over night, showed 100% in the morning. Left it at home in sleep mode. Went to use it in the evening and was warned there was only 15% battery. So just sitting being unused, with no connection to wi-fi, it drained most of the battery. Very very disappointing

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 19:19:49 BDT
not quite correct, apple never used flash because they fell out with adobe, and now adobe have found it too hard to alter flash with the constant updates too android, so they have stopped it.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 19:28:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2013 19:29:34 BDT
The reason they fell out was because apple didn't want a software solution to video, which munches the battery life, and pioneered a hardware solution suited to a mobile device and two to three times the battery life. This makes the device truly mobile and if you have your eye on the business market...

Everything you can divert to hardware is more reliable and doesn't need much maintenance.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 19:52:21 BDT
Brian says:
Amazon have recently patented a batteryless tablet

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 21:34:25 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Did you leave it with any apps running? Some will continue even though it appears to be asleep.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 08:45:22 BDT
sarah21 says:
I've recently had to have a replacement because my battery on my kindle fire wasn't holding the charge and draining very quickly, customer services were fab and sent me a new one.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 08:57:46 BDT
Damaskcat says:
That's what I said - longer than normal!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 19:43:31 BDT
have installed Battery HD which is recommended by Denis Powell near the beginning of this thread. Free and very useful. Since loading this I have decided to fully shut down the kindle every time its not in use. Looking at the battery usage graph I can see it occasionally gains some minimal battery power when shut down, if the battery is 70% or above. If on low battery, the battery drains, even with device shut down. I've also noticed the device charges quicker when shut down fully. You need to plug it in, then shut it down, as it automatically turns on as soon as it detects a charge. I've also noticed it keeps its charge better, the longer you hold the charge at 100% before unplugging.
The biggest disappointment is the fact that the device wont charge when in use. That's a pretty basic requirement for modern devices, and a mega fail on the kindle. Whilst I am grateful for the help given on this forum, it annoys me I had to go looking for help in the first place. Hopefully someone can take some help from my additions to the forum and I'm not wasting my time cataloguing my experiences.
Quality control on the battery must be an issue and people should take that into account before parting with their cash.
There seems to be a lot of gloating about the ipad and not a lot if realisation that some consumers own more than one kind of tablet and use them for different requirements.
If you do own more than one tablet maybe you have greater clarity of the shortcomings of the kindle fire hd, which doesnt have any unique features to offset its bad points. Every other device does what the kindle does....only better. Although it does excel at being cheap.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 19:52:29 BDT
DaveyH says:
"The biggest disappointment is the fact that the device wont charge when in use."

That's not a fact, the device will charge while being used.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 13:20:18 BDT
a customer says:
I have just discovered, having shared the dasappointment of others, that by making sure the device is off when charging it charges much quicker

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 13:30:11 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Doesn't that apply to the majority of devices?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 13:46:49 BDT
ChrisJ says:
Turn it on... it is using power. Use it... it is using more power.
To replace that power, you need to charge it up.
If you keep using it, it will take longer to charge up.

As Damaskat says: that is perfectly sensible.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 13:58:55 BDT
If you are using more power when it is on than your charger can deliver it will not work when charging to protect the battery. Low power chargers do not deliver enough power (USB being the lowest power of all)

Do you have a 2A (10W) charger? If not, buy one.

Posted on 11 Apr 2013 11:06:11 BDT
sarah21 says:
has anyone noticed their kindle fire losing charge when its off,i charged mine the other night to 100% turned it off over night and when I turned it on the following evening it had gone down to 96% does anyone have the same problem?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2013 11:09:49 BDT
eric rambler says:
It's probably fine. It will have used a tiny bit of charge to start up when you turned it back on.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2013 14:01:59 BDT
Although when off it is still powered fro all the background things it does - like checking the internet for various things - Kindle purchases, email, games - and running thiings that you haven't shut down completely.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 16:15:53 BDT
It's not quite as simple as that is it?
Charged via usb its usage depletes the battery quicker than it can charge. Using the supplied cable via a wall socket, it merely flatlines when in use. It doesnt charge.
I dont know why people are so touchy and protective about the Kindle Fire HD. It has its pros and its cons.
Its a low end gadget that has battery issues.
Maybe the next gen will be better.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 16:18:54 BDT
Denis Powell says:
Butler, I often sit of an evening using my Fire while it's plugged in to charge via the mains and it never flatlines. Plugged into my Laptop it would take at least 11 hours to charge even if off so I wouldn't expect it to show a noticable charge.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 16:19:15 BDT
Yes, I have noticed this. It does lose charge when fully shut down. If you install the app Battery HD, the usage graph on the app verifies this, and you quickly see how much is lost over a certain time.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 16:21:15 BDT
Are you using the optimised charger? Every other method doesn't charge it when in use. The app you recommended to me confirms this.
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