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Is a wall plug included in the Kindle fire HD?

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Initial post: Sep 9, 2012, 11:34:21 PM PDT
ghstbstr says:
Is a wall plug included in the Kindle fire HD?
Do I have to buy the "Amazon Kindle PowerFast" in order to charge the Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012, 11:43:01 PM PDT
ghstbstr - No, it's not included. I would buy it (if you do that when you purchase your Fire it's only $9.99 as opposed to $19.99 later) because charging it using the provided USB cable will take 13 hours.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012, 11:44:25 PM PDT
ghstbstr says:
Thanks for the info. I will get it when I order my Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012, 11:49:15 PM PDT
You're welcome.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012, 3:01:40 AM PDT
T. Madsen says:
I have been using my previous Kindle 3 usb type chargers, and my phone USB charger on the previous fire. If you have one of those your golden also. Can't imagine hooking up one to a PC for 13hrs!

Posted on Sep 10, 2012, 1:24:48 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 10, 2012, 1:30:18 PM PDT
Woody says:
Power adapters from other Kindles should work, albeit slowly. The Apple iPad power adaptor is a 10 W model and should also work. Of course, not having a Fire HD yet, I can only say should, not definitely does.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012, 1:42:18 PM PDT
Anyone know how fast the "powerfast" adapter charges?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012, 1:47:22 PM PDT
JagdTiger says:
It will charge a Kindle hd in less than 4 hours

Posted on Sep 10, 2012, 1:55:58 PM PDT
pjf says:
just curious. Does anyone know if the new "powerfast" adaptor charges "faster" than the old Fire power adaptor? Or are the same, just now it is sold separately with a different name?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012, 2:02:50 PM PDT

Posted on Dec 22, 2012, 9:53:16 PM PST
why isn't the adapter included??

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012, 10:17:18 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
It is not included because not everyone needs one. They have other devices with chargers that will work on the Fire. Some people have a drawer full of extra cords and chargers from buying devices.

Amazon decided to eliminate the AC Adapter in Kindles as most people already had at least one from a previous unit or could charge it via the USB with their computer and did not need the AC adapter.

Why waste money sending out a AC Adapter in every Kindle so it can gather dust in a drawer somewhere?

Posted on Dec 10, 2015, 5:24:25 AM PST
I just received a Kindle Voyager as a gift but I need an adapter to plug it into the wall. Where can I buy one?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2015, 5:29:56 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2015, 5:52:16 AM PST
Okay, thanks!


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2015, 6:40:24 AM PST
Even my local CVS has various charging cables & plugs & adapters.

A USB/wall-plug is a pretty standard item unless you need a higher-powered one (e.g. for some tablets).
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