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Initial post: 2 Jan 2014 02:39:24 GMT
I am currently away from home and did not bring my kindle adapter with me as I thought I would be able to use the plug for my iPhone, and if not simply plug it into my computer. I have now learned that the iPhone adapters do not work for kindle, but even when plugged into my computer the kindle still does not charge. When I first plug it in orange light comes on, but it only stays on for a few seconds. What should I do?

Posted on 2 Jan 2014 04:49:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jan 2014 04:50:30 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
If your mobile phone plug has a microUSB plug it fits in your Kindle and it will work. Kindles take 4.9 or 5.0 max and most mobile phone chargers use the same power level. If you are near any shops you can buy a generic USB charger plug to fit in UK mains power. You plug the USB end of the Kindle's cable in the plug.

If not go in a mobile phone shop and ask for a phone charger that uses the microUSB plug instead. They are not that dear.

A standard USB charger plug will work with a Kindle Fire as well as a Kindle e-reader but will not be as fast to charge as the Amazon fast charger.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2014 14:23:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jan 2014 14:24:08 GMT
Thank you for your reply. I did try charging it with my phone plug at first and that did not work either.
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