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1.0 out of 5 stars Completely Superfluous, September 10, 2010
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This review is from: Amazon Kindle EU (European Union Universal) Power Adapter [Fits Kindle and Kindle DX] (Electronics)
This product is a complete waste of money. The adapter that comes with the Kindle is already for 100 - 240V. You pay an extra $20 for the European style plug on the end. If you already own a voltage adapter kit or a universal plug, you don't need this at all, it's just another thing to carry when you travel. Of course it is my own fault for not realizing that, like all electronics these days, the kindle adapter would be universal. Do not buy this!
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Initial post: Sep 12, 2010 10:49:46 PM PDT
Lee Isbell says:
This answered the question I had. I have European plug adaptors but was having difficulty finding out whether Kindle is 100-240v, or whether I would also need the converter.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010 9:43:10 PM PDT
J. George says:
Great, just saved myself 20 $ :-) Thanks Janie

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 9:31:49 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 1, 2010 8:59:56 AM PDT
risingson says:
Thanks Janie.
I had the same idea.
Can you please tell me: what about output ampere?
Do you think I can use a 5.0 VDC / 1.0 A usb power adapter? (I know Kindle only requires 0,85 A)
I have paid it only 4 eur...
Thanks.

Posted on Oct 3, 2010 3:34:37 PM PDT
Blackie says:
Yes, you are right. The plug on the kindle says "input 120-240." Despite this I was told by Kindle support staff to buy this. What a scam.

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 11:25:42 AM PDT
ALEX C. MACK says:
Janie
thank you. The Amazon staff are telling me that I have to buy a special adapter.adapter.

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 11:25:47 AM PDT
ALEX C. MACK says:
Janie
thank you. The Amazon staff are telling me that I have to buy a special adapter.adapter.

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 9:26:36 PM PDT
KindleCat says:
But what if you're not traveling with a computer? Then you're stuck with the second USB cable, having had to buy this for the two-prong end adapter! Is there an alternate solution?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2011 8:13:19 AM PDT
T. West says:
I'm an American living in Italy temporarily. I use a regular US to EU adapter and plug my Kindle 2 right into the wall for charging. No voltage converter needed. I'm not having any problems with charging. Downloading content in another story for another post.

Posted on May 12, 2011 9:39:40 AM PDT
Sharon C. says:
Went and checked out my converter kit that I purchased years ago which will work fine - but make sure you have the American plug adapter part that fits your plug for hairdryers etc. Otherwise, it won't work if you just have an adapter. Another thing I discovered traveling - make sure all your appliances you take with you are 100-240AV compatible - if an appliance uses only 120 or 240 - you will blow up the appliance and short out the breakers - which in some EU hotels may be problematic to get them to fix your power supply to your room!!
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