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Old 02-07-2019, 02:16 PM   #1
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Is this normal for a Kindle 8th battery?

I have had my Kindle 8th generation for 6 days now and I have used it for about 30-40min a day. I have made downloads and connected to a wireless network a few times. After 6 days the battery level is on 76%. I wonder if that is normal or it is draining quicker than expected. When I put it aside and pick it up the next day the battery usually goes down 1 or 2%, without being connected to any networks. Is it normal for a 8th generation kindle? I know it is not the most sophisticated edition that's why I wonder if this is normal for its kind of battery.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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When I first charged it I unplugged it when the light turned green and the battery was on 99%
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Indexing books after a download uses a significant amount of power. I'd suggest leaving it connected to an external power source until indexing is complete.
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Thanks for your recommendation. So you say this is normal? The battery on this level after 6 days?
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It's not abnormal.
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I have had my Kindle 8th generation for 6 days now and I have used it for about 30-40min a day. I have made downloads and connected to a wireless network a few times. After 6 days the battery level is on 76%. I wonder if that is normal or it is draining quicker than expected. When I put it aside and pick it up the next day the battery usually goes down 1 or 2%, without being connected to any networks. Is it normal for a 8th generation kindle? I know it is not the most sophisticated edition that's why I wonder if this is normal for its kind of battery.
Hello again.

Amazon say battery life of four weeks reading 30 minutes a day. So 76% after six days reading 30-40min a day sounds almost spot on.

As Harry says, if you've downloaded a lot, that'll also use up power in indexing the books.

If your battery was now at 10%, that would be cause for concern.

On a related topic:

Lithium ion batteries (like the Kindle's) are said do better being regularly charged up, rather than waiting for the battery level to drop to near zero before charging. I mention this only because older battery technologies (e.g. nickel cadmium) were reputed to be the other way around.

Whether this is a real effect or not I don't know but, anecdotally, people who charge regularly (say once a week) seem to have better long-term battery performance than those who only recharge when absolutely necessary.
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I see. Thank you
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