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Initial post: 11 Apr 2014 16:09:04 BDT
Tillie says:
Do I need to buy Kindle's own charger - which is expensive? Or can anyone recommend an alternative.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 16:15:17 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I would say it is false economy to buy a cheap charger because of the danger of poor manufacture and the risk of it catching fire.

Any charger with a micro usb connection will work - phone, tablet smart phone etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 16:20:43 BDT
Tillie says:
Many thanks for that quick reply Damaskcat. Much appreciated. I shall take your advice and have a look at what Amazon are selling by way micro usb connection chargers.

Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 16:42:43 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I am still using the mains plug and USB lead which was supplied with my Kindle keyboard in 2010. This plug and lead is almost constantly in use for charging mobile phones and tablets as well as Kindles. They may seem to be expensive to buy separately but they seem to last pretty well.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 16:47:13 BDT
Denis Powell says:
If you're asking about the current Fire HD, that has a charger included in the box.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 17:10:00 BDT
Tillie says:
Thanks Denis. I already have a Kindle Fire that came without a charger.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 17:10:56 BDT
Tillie says:
Ah. I don't have a kindle keyboard. Shall probably pop into Maplins tomorrow to see what charger they can recommend. Thanks again for the reply.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2014 19:26:13 BDT
A decent charger costs more because it has bigger and better components.
You need a 10W (2A) charger. A 5W (1A) charger will be cheaper but take twice as long to charge (probably)

Buying a quality charger now will last for ever and be useable with everything. Expect to pay around £10 minimum.

I have four of these:

Griffin PowerBlock GA23102 2 Amp Universal Portable Charger with UK/EU Mains Adapter for iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad 2, 3, iPod Touch 4th Gen and iPod Nano 6th Gen - Black

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 00:46:43 BDT
Sharon4 says:
I'll have to remember Griffin the next time I want a charger for my iOS devices. I have a Belkin ( from Argos) and it's very good - nice sturdy plug and cable, but the cable is a bit on the short side and kept slipping down the back of my chest of drawers. I replaced it with a docking station and keep the Belkin cable in my bag.

I can't remember what I paid, except I think it was relatively dear. I realized not long after getting my iPod that there's cheap and there's suspiciously cheap. I was stupid enough to fall for one of the latter (sold through Amazon) and the wretched thing fell apart as I took it out of its wrapper. I wasn't stupid enough put it down to experience and it went straight back to Amazon the following day, and I got a refund - which went towards a quality product.

Posted on 13 Apr 2014 09:08:12 BDT
Totnes Nigel says:
Not sure about the Kindle though it should be fine but I've been using PortaPow 2.5A Quad USB Wall Charger with 3 Year Guarantee (UK Plug) for around 6 months now on two tablets, a smartphone and a camera (though not usually all at the same time!). It is great both at home and away in that the one plug plus a lead or two I find easier to handle that getting all the correct chargers. Might be helpful to someone out there.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 11:54:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Apr 2014 11:57:13 BDT
Multiple outlet usb chargers divide their power between the sockets - likely giving only 500mA instead of 2000mA (half an amp vs 2 amps). They are handy if you have a number of low power devices to charge.

Posted on 13 Apr 2014 12:25:47 BDT
Totnes Nigel says:
Agreed - I wouldn't normally have more than two connected but it does save hunting for chargers and if someone needs one for something else it might be a flexible option.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 12:55:25 BDT
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Posted on 13 Apr 2014 13:03:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Apr 2014 13:03:51 BDT
Totnes Nigel says:
Now what does that reminds me of... Oh yes - there used to be a program called Internet Explorer that was almost impossible to get around/rid of - I wonder what became of that company ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 13:12:33 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Some of us actually like and use internet explorer.

Posted on 13 Apr 2014 13:17:03 BDT
Totnes Nigel says:
Yes - I fully understand that - there is little wrong with it now and it was - for clarity - humour.

Posted on 13 Apr 2014 14:30:07 BDT
Little Egret says:
I quite like Internet Explorer but I have Firefox installed too for when the stupids occur.

In the same way I have a second browser (Dolphin) on my Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 19:07:59 BDT
I assume apple do that to avoid cheap and nasty chargers damaging the device or themselves.
Without some measurements of the various combinations of plugging things in, how it allocates charge is up to the charger. However, some of the comments against it make interesting reading.

Posted on 13 Apr 2014 21:25:42 BDT
Bookworm says:
Try your mobile phone charger - I previously had Blackberry and now a Samsung Galaxy and their chargers also fit my basic Kindle and my Kindle Fire HD - saves a few bob.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 23:57:28 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2014 07:20:43 BDT
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