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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2014 2:41:31 AM PDT
Kistralian says:
Are you saying that it is definitely a rip-off to pay $300 more for an Ipad, just to get a $15 charger for "free"? Of course not many people would be foolish enough to fall for the "free" charger con.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2014 2:10:41 AM PDT
I'm lost. How are directions for a Europen charging system a rip-off? Amazon now supplies chargers specific for the customer's country, are you suggesting they should do so for the all the varied systems of the world? Perhaps I miss your point.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2014 1:40:42 AM PDT
Deinitely a rip-off.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2014 6:26:40 AM PDT
rjmeyer67 says:
It seems using any splitter negatively affects Kindle HD charging. I use a splitter for my phones, bluetooth speaker, and Kindle touch. You need a direct connection to effectively charge the larger HD models, I have found.
If wall sockets are limited, I have found plugging the charger directly into a wall socket splitter in OK, and then use your USB splitter for other items.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 12:50:17 PM PST
Thanks for your help.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014 4:11:12 AM PST
Any power supply capable of 1.8A or greater at 5volts dc with a micro-USB connector. I've
had good luck with many types of charger/power supplies---most end in a standard USB connection; a USB to microUSB cable is the only other thing needed. Both of these are easily found on Amazon, for instance:EZOPower 2-Port 3.1A Compact USB Wall Charger Travel Kit with Interchangeable Plugs (US, UK, EU, AU) for iPhone iPod and other Smartphone, Tablet, MP3 Devices, Retail Packaging andMediabridge 2.0 Micro-USB to USB Cable (6 Feet) - High-Speed A Male to Micro B with Gold-Plated Connectors Hop-0e this helps,

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 10:36:23 AM PST
We are going to Ireland and wonder what type of voltage/frequency converter we can use for the Kindle 8.9 HDX?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 3:48:17 PM PST
powergen looks good but says slot for non ipad/android only max of 1A, kindle faST CHARGER has 1.8A. i considered this but did not get.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 11:14:52 PM PDT
S.K.: Not all computers have USB sockets that provide power when the computer is switched off. One of my laptops has no sockets that provide power when the laptop is switched off, and another one has one of its 4 sockets that provides power when the laptop is off. In addition, not all USB sockets provide the same amount of power.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 11:10:57 PM PDT
S.K.COMRIE says:
I've never noticed the difference. With my PC as long as there is power to the PC it seems to charge the same speed whether PC is running or not. Some tips I got from the online "Battery University" to preserve the life of your battery are: (1) A slow trickle charge via computer is better than fast from wall plug. (2) Try not to let battery run below 20% (3) Don't overcharge. (4) Keep away from heat and don't let Kindle overheat.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 4:15:03 PM PDT
Tina, most computers need to be ON to charge things through the USB sockets.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 4:08:27 PM PDT
When charging the kindel fire 8.9 from a computer does it charge better with the computer off or on?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2013 10:02:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2013 10:06:14 PM PDT
iceman681 says:
ok have this app now. only seems to confirm that it sees the charger and says it could be charged in 2 hours. but never improves actual charge. i even did the calibration thing. i started out with 70% (new battery) and ended up with 40%. left it on charge for 8 hours over night still 40%(sleep mode). so i unplugged the cable, restarted, plugged cable in (showed bolt in batt) shut it down for the next 8 hours. turn back on after work 39%. and just now i went to see what apps were running and it restarted. 30% left

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 9:30:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 25, 2013 9:30:19 PM PDT
If you really want to see what's going on with your battery, get the free app Battery HD You can even set it to vocally announce your charge levels. See if that helps you out. I've used it ever since I got my Fire and I swear by it.

Android Assistant is another app that it very useful for checking your battery and analyzing various parts of your system.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 9:13:48 PM PDT
iceman681 says:
ok i have the bolt sign in the battery icon(not green) and under device it does not say charging but remaining. useing 5v 2amp charger. was working great for the first 2 weeks of use(dont recall what it said under device then).have tried every method here. 70F+, different cord, different wall adaptor, rebooting then pluging it up,charge while shut down, i even took mine apart and replaced the battery with a new one. still will not increase the charge %. it must be in the programing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 4:47:58 AM PDT
Thanks--I wondered what had happened to my "greenie". I thought it meant I was using a substandard charger.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 7:53:37 PM PDT
I used to have the green bolt when charging. Since Amazon did a wireless update recently, the bolt is relaced by a plus sign in my battery icon. You can confirm the battery is charging by turning on the unit, swipe down from the top to open the menu. You will see battery status in % and it will say charging.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 2:31:16 PM PDT
Mary L. Rose says:
I have a Kindle 7 & just bought the Kindle 8.9 a few days ago. I've had no problem charging my Kindle 7 with the charger that came with it, never had any problems with the Kindle 7 at all its almost 2 years old. When I use the Kindle 7 charger on my Kindle 8.9 it only charged 70 % and that charger from the Kindle 7 got VERY hot, now I'm afraid to use the Kindle 7 charger on the Kindle 8.9. Right now I'm charging the Kindle 8.9 on a universal dual USB travel charger 2.1 amp & 1 amp that I just bought today..Have the Kindle 8.9 plugged in to the 2.1 amp, the icon in the right hand corner is white not flashing, when I go to setting device it shows the charger is charging.. Thank you everyone here for all your help... Hope my Kindle 8.9 continues to charge!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2013 9:21:51 AM PDT
yes I am. I've had mine charging since last night. Still not charges. I changed out my wires from my original kindle think it could it and it's not.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2013 4:15:41 AM PDT
Kistralian says:
Josh, that was my initial feeling too, as I have quite a few micro-usb chargers around the house. The thing is though that they work well with every other device I own but poorly with the kindle hd because of it's demanding amperage requirements. Not making this obvious so that customers can buy an appropriate charger at the same time as the kindle is at least inconsiderate of Amazon.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 6:29:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2013 6:38:35 AM PDT
I have now owned my KFHD 8.9 LTE for about a month. Next to my bed I have an extension lead with 3 usb leads attached to various usb plugs (the leads are: 1 for Samsung Galaxy Note, 1 for KFHD 7" and other for KFHD 8.9" LTE).
I had been using both the Kindle usb leads for my 8.9 as I have no idea which is the right one. I had noticed sometimes it charges faster than other times and I haven't always had time to fully charge the device. This as never really caused me any big issue.
I worked nights last night and my kindle had been on charge most the day but yet it only lasted 4hrs into my shift where as usually I'd get just short of 8hrs. I hadn't checked the actual percentage when I took it off charge so guessed it just hadn't finished charging. I left work at 4.30am got home and put straight on charge at 10% life left as I had only 7 more hrs before I had to be back at work. I took of charge at 11.30am only to find it had just 26% I played with different chargers and power on/off but no luck at all. The device did not even show there was a charger plugged in with any of the 3 chargers, although I found if device was shut down it would reboot upon inserting the charge lead which tells me the kindle recognises the charger is there.
My house never drops between 65° and 70° degrees!

I don't know the amp output of the plugs so I have just purchased a 2.1 amp usb plug to try when it arrives.

Should this product be covered by manufacturers warranty still? I don't think they have been on sale a full year yet. My trouble is I purchased of Ebay and got no papers or receipt with it so not sure where I stand on warranty.

Thanks for your time

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 3:58:10 AM PDT
S. Adams says:
It was probably quite cold during the night as the heating would not have been on I'm not sure the exact temperature though.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 8:54:16 AM PDT
Loge says:
Adam, what was the room temperature?

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 2:07:21 AM PDT
S. Adams says:
I just bought the kindle fire 8.9 a couple of days ago and I seem to be having the same problem.

On the first day I got it I plugged it in to charge using my phone charger and the charging seemed really temperamental, so I unplugged this and changed to the usb cable that came with the kindle and my old kindle wall socket ( this was the original kindle with the qwerty keyboard) and it began to charge almost straight away, however then when I picked it up and started using it,charging just completely stopped.
I left it to charge that night and when I woke up battery was full.
However last night when I charged it from 15% it was only on 70% when I checked in the morning and had been charging for at least 7 hours.

Also I've noticed if the charger is plugged in while I'm using it, it will charge for a few seconds and then stop, and then begin charging again anywhere between five and 30 minutes later but only for a few seconds before it stops.

It's really beginning to annoy me now as its a brand new and I really shouldn't be having these problems

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 4:58:34 PM PDT
Loge says:
You have 2 options for that

1) top right battery icon must flash;


2) tap setting's control and go to "more" -> "device" and you will see a big dark yellow bar - battery status..
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