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Old 01-28-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hi
Wonder if anybody can shed any light on this.
USB that came with Kindles works when connected to computer and used via and japanese adapter socket. All good.

I charge my iphone from a via a USB cigarette socket in the car, no problems.

The problem arises when i use the USB that came with the Kindle in the car charger, light comes on then when screensaver kicks in it stops the charging??
Have bought a uk retractable USB (thinks if for a nokia) same problem starts to charge then the screen saver kicks in and stops charging???


Any comments welcomed. It would just be nice to be able to charge when mobile

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Old 01-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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The iPhone 3G (1.5 years old now) had a slightly different current draw (or something?) and so couldn't use older USB adapters. I had to buy newer wall to USB adapters and newer car to USB converters.

If they don't cost too much there, but a newer one (designed for apple) and see if that fixes it.

I know my iPhone 3G has this issue; not positive where the Kindle fits in. I never tried to charge it in the car.
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I use a universal USB charger to charge most of my devices, but it needs to be of a good quality and give a reasonable output. Some complex devices need alot of juice to even start charging. I found this one is very good and gives out 5v 1000mA
http://www.porta-charge.co.uk/accessory_1110.html
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The iphone charger wont charge the kindles so perhaps it is the same with the car charger
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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It's like angel said, you need a wall charger that outputs enough current. I believe the minimum is 800mA and 1000mA is ideal.
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