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Amazon Kindle 5W USB Power Adapter

4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,953 customer reviews)

  • Official Amazon 5W, 1A power adapter works in US, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan
  • Power adapter's prongs conveniently fold for storage and travel
  • Charges Kindle Paperwhite in less than 5 hours
  • Also approved to work with Kindle Fire HD 7", Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle DX
  • For use with the micro USB cable included with your Kindle and replacements sold in the Kindle Store
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  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: 53-000777
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,953 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 2, 2013
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699 of 739 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow.... October 10, 2013
$19.99? Really, just save the money and buy an off-brand iphone usb plug and save yourself 15 dollars. There is no reason whatsoever that Amazon did not include one of these with the units. Save yourself money and use an alternative adapter. I love Amazon e-readers and own two of them, but I charge my new paperwhite with my Iphone adapter and the cable that came with my unit. Do not recommend.
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128 of 134 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but poor design October 29, 2013
I got this as a gift with my kindle (which I love). The design is horrible. The block itself takes up at least two slots in a power bar. On top of that, the usb plug sticks out of the side (not the top) parallel to the prongs. This means that you have to put the charger on the end of the power strip so there is room for the plug. It does fold up nicely, and is cute, but totally impractical. Most hotels have limited plugin space, so this does not work for travel either.
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414 of 448 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars cannot believe this is not included with the Kindle October 10, 2013
Is Amazon kidding me? They want me to pay $19.99 for an item that is a critical part of the functioning of their product? Outrageous. I will find another 5V charger.
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183 of 200 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too wide October 6, 2013
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The old power adapter was perfect. This one does not fit in the power strip without taking up 2 places. I have had to buy a new power strip for this to work with all my other adapters for phones, tablets, and Kindles.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why yet another charger? December 25, 2013
No reason. This product is described as 5W, 1 amp. The Kindle line is mainly 5V (4.8V, what's the difference) and around 1 amp, which is 5 Watts (5W). Why the mystery, guys? Also, this deal is for US 110V market only? I travel. I like that the previous simple FIRE charger was universal (i.e. 100V-240v). I like that the first Kindle charger was also universal. What are you people doing? Or, is it that the copywriter in this case just doesn't understand?

For those who don't understand the details of electricity, ANY device will tell you what it needs to feed. Voltage (V) is one thing to look at and your charger needs to say something within the range of 100 and 240 volts to meet your device need. As far as AMPS (A). If your device says it needs 1.8 A. It's perfectly fine to buy a charger that has a rating higher than that. Like 2 Amps. The device will only drink as much as it needs. A device that needs 1.8 A plugged into a 2 A charger just means the charger is taking a nap. Just avoid situations where your device needs more Amps than a charger can provide. It won't necessarily explode but it will extend charge times and is generally not recommended.
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143 of 158 people found the following review helpful
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I pre-ordered 2 of these wall chargers because for the price they seemed like an excellent deal. I think I paid $5 instead of the $20 they're asking now.

Unfortunately I've run into 2 issues with them:
1) They don't like to stay in the wall outlet. The slightest tug on the USB cord will cause them to fall right out.
2) They do a poor job of charging. It takes a while to charge a phone using this, and sometimes it can't even keep up with the tablet while I'm using it and I start losing battery even while plugged in.

I have a Kindle PowerFast charger and it's rated at 9w, costs the exact same amount as these are currently going for, and does a MUCH better job.

If you're paying the full $20 price for these don't bother. The PowerFast charger is the same price and is a MUCH better charger.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shape comsumes 2-3 outlets! October 11, 2013
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It works fine but the shape makes it impossible to use the adjacent outlet in a power strip or the wall. The adapter for my old Kindle was much better, as it was no bigger than a standard power plug.
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255 of 292 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good charger if you really need one! September 30, 2013
I just purchased a new Kindle Paperwhite second generation and I did not purchase this charger. Why? Because I own multiple USB chargers and there is nothing special about this unit except it is expensive. You get a discount when you buy the charger at the same time as the Paperwhite but you probably don't need it. You can charge your Paperwhite with your computer, your external battery pack, if you have one, and with any USB AC wall charger you own that outputs 5VDC and roughly 1 amp.

I have multiple chargers for iPhones, older Kindles and other USB products and I decided to save the money. If you need one it is a good charger but I own a basket full of chargers now and decided that it is fine to reuse one of them.

I gave it 4 stars for the high price and the fact that it should have been in the box with the new Kindle Paperwhite.
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Kindle Paperwhite AC adaptor
As long as it has a usb plug it should work. Really you can use any usb charger regardless of specs as long as it has a usb plug. The only difference is if it's a smaller plug it will take longer to charge than a bigger charger. I'm not sure what the standard measurement is for determining how... Read More
Nov 30, 2013 by DJ |  See all 6 posts
What will it charge?
The higher wattage(W) adapter, the faster it will charge. So, the 9W adapter will charge faster than a 5W adapter.
Jul 16, 2014 by Russell Lee |  See all 3 posts
Moved to Germany, wanted to ensure the charger can handle 220V.
It's rated for 110v-240v.
Select the picture with the prongs and roll over image to zoom in and you can see the writing.
Jul 16, 2014 by Russell Lee |  See all 3 posts
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