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Initial post: May 1, 2012, 10:47:00 AM PDT
How long should it take to charge the kindle fire the 1st time? I just received it and plugged it in. The light was orange at that time and its now green and its only been 20 minutes. Should I keep it on the charge longer or take it off? 20 minutes seems awfully short to fully charge it

Posted on May 1, 2012, 11:07:16 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
If it's green it's fully charged. Reading the included users manual is a great it! Don't over think this. Sometimes they come with more/less amount of a charge. Keeping it plugged in won't make the charge last any longer so it's imperative that you read the users manual to know all this and more.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 11:11:44 AM PDT
Rogue says:
Pamela, the Fire ships with a partial charge in the battery. The actual amount will vary. My suggestion to you would be to use youth Fire until you get a low battery message popup. This occurs at 15% remaining. At that time put it on the charger and you'll get a pretty good measure of how long it takes to recharge. Again this time will vary depending on whether you are using your device while charging(which you can do), if wifi is on etc. To extend time between charges they're a few thins you can do. Your display is the largest power consumer. Set your screen brightness at the lowest setting which you are comfortable with. When reading switching to white text on black background saves power as less backlighting is used. Also when just reading or playing a game that does not require an Internet connection turn wifi off. Wifi is the second major user of power and t makes sense to disable it if not in use. I would also set the display to time out after 5 minutes of no activity. This is helpful if you get distracted during use and forget to turn it off.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 11:12:49 AM PDT
I found this post to be very helpful.

P.S. Ignore Fud. We all do.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 5:40:58 PM PDT
Thank you very much Glenn. All that information was very helpful
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