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Old 05-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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PW wall adapter

Hi all! Will be purchasing a PW and have a question about wall adapters. I have read many threads here about them that say don't use anything but the amazon designed wall adapter to you can use any adapter that you want. A little confusing! LOL Some people even said that their reader was fried by not using a proprietary one. I have many of these hanging around the house and would like to avoid buying another if I can. The one I use for almost all my things is an Asus usb wall adapter that came with my Nexus 7. Input 100-240V at 0.25A and output 5.2V and 1.35A. It just seems stupid to buy a $20 one just because it says Amazon on it, but I suppose it's money spent wisely if something else is going to toast my reader.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have not had any problem charging my PW with chargers I have around the house. Some being a Motorola, Galaxy, IHome radio, any micro charger and cord have been used without any problems.
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I haven't had any problems using a different charger either. I was even able to use my Kindle charger on my HTC One.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #4
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Ditto... I use any and all usb wall adapters with no problems. Spend your money on something else (books!!).
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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As everybody above, no problems here either, although I've only had the PW a few months. I just use the cable that came with the kindle in the adapter I use for my phone.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:43 PM   #6
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I have no problems charging KPW2 with Asus adapter (output 5.0V/2.0A).
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #7
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Wow fast answering! Thanks all. I'm also assuming that it's best not to use screen protectors with kindle (as probably most touch screen ereaders). I put everything I buy in protective cases. (Always careful with my electronics). Use screen protectors on my nexus 7 and phones. I have never had a touch screen ereader but the finish on the screens are different than my Nexus. From what I understand you don't really need one for Kindle. Is that right?
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... screen protectors... From what I understand you don't really need one for Kindle. Is that right?
Correct. Good case is recommended (unless you like it naked )!
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Correct. Good case is recommended (unless you like it naked )!
The deed is done. I ordered last night with a moko folding cover with sleep/wake function. (Nothing in my house goes naked)! Now to impatiently await its arrival! Oh yeah and by the way GoSharks I love your avatar. Dug the dog is the best! Like Dug, I have the attention span of a gnat. (Except of course when it comes to reading. I can sit for hours!) Like a crow if I see something shiny and pretty I'll wander off to check it out in mid sentence!
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Regarding Kindles getting fried from using a non-Amazon charger...

That can happen, but only when the charger is one of those cheap $2 piece of junk from China or Kong Kong. HK manufacturers don't use UL listing and they have NO quality control.

As long as it's a trusted brand, any micro USB charger will do the job and be perfectly safe for your Kindle.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:58 PM   #11
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Regarding Kindles getting fried from using a non-Amazon charger...

That can happen, but only when the charger is one of those cheap $2 piece of junk from China or Kong Kong. HK manufacturers don't use UL listing and they have NO quality control.

As long as it's a trusted brand, any micro USB charger will do the job and be perfectly safe for your Kindle.

Excellent! Then one of the half dozen I have for phone and my Nexus 7 should work! Thanks Vmurph. (That will free up the 20 for more books!)
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Excellent! Then one of the half dozen I have for phone and my Nexus 7 should work! Thanks Vmurph. (That will free up the 20 for more books!)
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Like the other members, I use iPhone/Galaxy wall adapters for charging my Kindle PW and haven't experienced any issues.
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1.35A isn't enough to cause any problem. Don't worry.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:25 PM   #15
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I went away for Easter without my adaptor, my 1.5A HTC phone adaptor charged my DX no problem.
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