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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerfast charger with knobs on, 4 Feb. 2013
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If you are looking for a Powerfast Charger, and occasionally leave the UK, then this is a much better bargain than just buying a UK plug. Currently the European sites aren't marketing this as a Kindle powerfast charger- well it is. There are faint markings just by the USB socket stating that it's output is 9 Watts, 5 Volts and 1.8 Amps. Although bought for the Fire HD tablet, I tried the UK only version for my old but still power-hungry versions of iPad and iPhone and it was amazingly speedy.

The square transformer unit is chunky--but much less so than Apple's international offering. There is a good quality lead and 5 different charging plates which connect to sturdy looking C-shaped metal lugs on the transformer unit. The marketing image is incorrect as the UK plug is slightly larger with a lip (exactly like the normal UK Powerfast unit is pictured).

The five changeable heads (referencing the Wikipedia page on mains electricity) appear to be:
Type A two pin USA and China
Type B two pin with holes drilled in the end, USA new style, Japan
Type C two pin Europlug (oval head)
Type G three pin UK, Hong Kong, Malta
Type I two pin angled and round head Australia, NZ

No reviewers to date seem to have issues with travelling. There are always going to be some more specific places that need additional adaptors. I tried looking at reviews of multi socket adaptors with USB- they seemed to have fairly mixed user experiences and be tied to the old, lower powered USB standard.

So I irritatingly bought the UK only product before...so now you don't have to miss out!
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2013 09:38:13 BDT
Ah the sweet ease of changing the plug and using in Spain and then restoring it back again. Still really pleased that I replaced a rag tag collection of USB chargers with three of these. Simplified life.

Posted on 25 May 2013 13:42:58 BDT
RKR WD says:
Yep I am just about to order the the International one as well, wish I had read Julie's comments earlier. Anyone know if this will charge a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 (7") & an Ace 2.0 Phone !?

Posted on 5 Oct 2013 04:43:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Oct 2013 04:46:44 BDT
Timothy says:
Julie, I am going to buy Kindle Fire and the UK charger, which presently costs twelve ninety-nine. Can I not just plug that into the cheap European travel adaptor I have lying here at home? I'm going to Spain. I live in UK. This international kit is pricey. I don't do much travelling so don't need it. Will my UK adaptor work with my travel adaptor in Spain?

This is what I have: Kit UK 3-Pin to Euro 2-Pin Mains Adapter / Travel Plug - White

I want to use it with Kindle PowerFast Charger for Accelerated Charging, UK (for Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers) and my Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2013 08:49:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Oct 2013 08:50:24 BDT
RKR WD says:
The International Kindle Charger is the UK charger as well, I ended up buying both not knowing this!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2013 09:51:51 BDT
Timothy says:
but can the uk charger be used with a simple white travel adaptor that most people have
lying around at home?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2014 10:23:20 BDT
Colin says:
Yes it can.
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