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Posted on Jun 18, 2012, 9:06:39 PM PDT
My husband and I own 4 Kindles. All 4 have problems with the chargers no longer connecting to charge. It seems to be faulty wiring. We will definitely NOT be sinking any more money into this low quality product!!!! Hello iPad!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012, 9:46:34 PM PDT
@Jill: That is very bad luck. None of our 6 Kindles have had any charging problems. Have you talked with Amazon Kindle CS about that. I'm sure that they would like to know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012, 5:12:57 PM PDT
Hello John,
Thank you for letting me know that you had good luck with the chargers. The unfortunate thing is I rarely use my Kindles and this still happened. It's the power cords for all of us, I believe with each developing a short. Funny thing is that we all live in different locations: my husband is a Navy officer, I live in our home in a different state, and our daughter is away at college. It's not like we're using them all in the same manner in the same residence. Blah, it's a bummer for sure and doesn't give me faith in using another Kindle product ever again. I love both the products, but now they don't get used as much as the iPhone, iPad, etc. because the charging problem is just such a hassle and inconsistent. What a waste of money! I've NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM of charging with an iProduct/Apple.

Posted on Jul 2, 2012, 6:43:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 26, 2012, 5:47:41 PM PDT
I have found that each of the shorts in the system is to be located in the connection at the plugin to the ebook itself. If you turn the system to device and watch the device setting and the charge status you will note as you wiggle the plugin it will go from charge to no charge to charge to no charge. I have been able to wrapp the cord around the book to get it to hold over night and then be able to go for a long time that day with out discharging. then work it back and forth to be able to use it. I have still gone through 8 ac cords so far trying to get3 just one to stay working. I figure I will send them back in groups of twenty or so. I do send an email to Amazon on each one when it happens. This way they then owe me the price of the device. thanks


OKay This is being added on July26 2012 Still have not run out of screwups on this bit with power cords and such for Kindle fires and other kindles with the power cord plugins. I have three different types of kindle cords to plugin to my different kindles. one with the keyboard version 3 and one with the kindle fire. Many is the time when even wiggling the power cord will not fix the problem. Now I am having to do a hard reset. This means unpluging the kindle from a power source. then pressing and holding the little lite button till the screen goes blank and reboots itself. Then I can put the plugin back in the socket and after wiggling it around I can get the dang thing to start recharging. Now do not always think that just because the power light comes on and lights up orange that it is charging. Your best bet is to cycle all the way to the device screen and see that under device it says it is charging. sometimes you will have to look up in the right hand corner and watch the battery icon to see if it is showing the battery as charging. Sometimes it does not show on that Icon but it still tells you it is when the battery section under device is charging. still you will have to screw around with the plugin till it charges. then try to hold it in that place till the system recharges. Face it folks it is dang if you do and danged if you don't. I to am going to go try out an apple ipod or I pad or anything other than these samsungs that are not working. I think they are samsungs not even sure of that right now.


In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012, 11:44:05 AM PDT
What a good post. YES this is exactly what my husband and I have to do to charge our multiple Kindles and Kindle Fires, what a HUGE PAIN IN THE ASS. It's product defect for sure. I use a Kindle app on my iPhone so I can read my Kindle books. I won't be buying in more Kindles. I will now try the iPad when I get tired of wasting time trying to jimmy the power cord.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012, 6:37:12 AM PDT
Bottom line what charger adaptation di I need for England????? Please someone reply. Thanks judy

Posted on Sep 1, 2012, 6:33:02 PM PDT
Bottom line what charger adaptation di I need for England????? Please someone reply. Thanks judy

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 4:05:44 AM PST
I have had my kindle fire hd for just over a week.I was expecting the battery to last a lot longer than it does between charges.
I have been using a mains charger from a blackberry to charge it.It works but not that fast.
My question is: if it needs a higher amps than phone charger output to charge faster,then could i use a 2amp output micro usb mains charger that i found on ebay for £4.99 +£3 postage.It would be half the price of amazons one ,but would it charge as fast?
Thanks for any help with this.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 4:25:46 AM PST
NG says:
2amp works fine. It is those funny British mains plugs that won't go in the wall

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 4:43:02 AM PST
Thanks for quick reply.My question was more the charging speed.
Would this be as fast as the amazon fast charger,if it is the amps that make it faster?

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 4:57:31 AM PST
NG says:
I have 1.8 and 2.1 and can't tell the difference, but they are twice as fast as 1amp chargers. Actually, if you have run down the battery, the 1 amp chargers can't keep up if you are at full brightness and using the wifi.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 6:14:05 AM PST
Thanks i will order it and let everyone know how it goes.
Out of principal i dont want to give amazon money for something they should have supplied for free.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 6:30:42 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
If "principal" (sic) is your issue, you might consider that 100,000 tons of discarded chargers end up in landfills every year where they leak mercury and other toxics. And you might want to stay away from HTC and other cell phone manufacturers who are now refraining from including redundant chargers with their phones.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 6:35:34 AM PST
So why does paying amazon extra money for a charger that works fast enough to do the job help this situation?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 6:46:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012, 6:47:51 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
It means that only those who actually need another charger need to order one. I had six chargers in the house that all charge my Kindle Fire HD. I'm happy not to pay for another one (they aren't free, you know, even if included with every device) nor to have redundant chargers sent to millions of consumers who don't need them.

100,000 tons of discarded chargers don't end up in landfills because they no longer work. They end up there because consumers have received replacements they don't need.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 6:58:40 AM PST
NG says:
Batteries leak toxic metals. Chargers not so much. Usb chargers are at least reusable (if the can deliver enough amps.)

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 7:05:38 AM PST
jsh1120 says:

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 7:13:00 AM PST
So why dont amazon clearly state this as their reason,making sure that they tell customers this and state that other chargers work.
I have charger that works but at half the rate it should to charge at correct amperage.
I am not disagreing with your point but that is no answer to my and many other customers issue.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 7:18:07 AM PST
NG says:

I previously read those articles. Also keep a battery recycling box in the garage.A few minutes googling did not find an unusual amount of heavy metals in chargers. I do agree with reusing them but sure prefer a wireless approach.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 7:24:49 AM PST
jsh1120 says:

Point well taken. I do think that Amazon deserves to be criticized for not making this issue and consumers' choices clearer. The bottom line is that the minimum specs for the fastest charger the KFHD can use is 5V/1.8Amps. Any charger that meets those specs (or more) will charge as fast as the so-called "FastCharger" from Amazon. Since you're apparently in the UK, I cannot tell you what your choices are but the page below from Amazon's US site will give you an idea of the sort of charger you should be looking for.

BTW, no need to worry about "overcharging" the KFHD. The device "pulls" a charge as it needs it; it is not "pushed" from the charger, itself.

POWERGEN Dual USB Wall Charger, 12-Watt, White

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 7:25:59 AM PST
jsh1120 says:

Wireless charging is the future, no question about it.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012, 7:30:19 AM PST
Thanks for that link.I will look for a UK version .Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012, 7:34:41 AM PST
jsh1120 says:

You're welcome. Apologies if my tone was a bit harsh in the posts above. :) As you noted, Amazon has not been very helpful on this issue. I think they missed the chance to be on the side of the ecological angels and have instead simply confused consumers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013, 2:58:34 PM PST
Kayla Clark says:
mine did not come with a wall adapter

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013, 3:06:33 PM PST
jsh1120 says:
The second generation Kindle Fires (HD and non-HD) do not include a wall charger.
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