This blog post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read the full disclosure here.Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide. The power adaptor for charging your Kindle Paperwhite (without a computer) is not included, which is absolutely fine because the only thing to do is plugging the Kindle Paperwhite to your computer using the USB charging cable.
However, it is also not exactly the most practical way of charging your Kindle Paperwhite, especially if and when your computer is not ON 24/7 or if you do not travel with your computer. So, how do you charge your Kindle Paperwhite without your computer and most importantly – without blowing it up? There are basically 2 ways of charging your Kindle Paperwhite:
1. Using the Amazon Kindle power adaptor: The following Amazon Kindle US, UK, EU, AU, and international charging kit power adaptors are compatible with all of your Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers.
1.1.1. Amazon 9W Official USB Charger for Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers & Echo Dot (US Power Adapter) from Amazon.com (US).
1.1.2. Amazon 5W USB Official USB Charger for Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers (US Power Adapter) from Amazon.com (US).
1.2.1. Amazon 9W PowerFast Original USB Charger for Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets & Echo Dot (Type G – UK Power Adapter) from Amazon UK.
1.2.2. Amazon 5W USB Original USB Charger for Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets (Type G – UK Power Adapter) from Amazon UK.
1.3. Amazon 9W Official USB Charger for Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers & Echo Dot (EU Power Adapter) from Amazon DE (Germany).
1.4. Kindle PowerFast USB Charger for Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers (Type I – AU Power Adapter) from Amazon.com (US).
1.5. Kindle PowerFast International Charging Kit (charging in over 200 countries) from Amazon.com (US).
2. Using another power adaptor that you might already have at home. It cost you neither extra money nor extra time ordering a Kindle Power Adapter. There is, however, one important thing that you should always check before plugging your Kindle Paperwhite to another power adaptor.
On the backside of your Kindle Paperwhite you see: Input 5,25V – max 500mA. It means that your Kindle Paperwhite is capable of receiving power of 5,25 voltage or lower. It also means that you can charge your Kindle Paperwhite with any other USB compatible power adaptor with power output of 5,25V or lower.
The followings are USB compatible power adaptors with power output lower than 5.1V, which is lower than the Kindle Paperwhite can actually receive (Input 5,25 V – max 500mA):
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB Unlocked US Version (Amazon US). The iPhone power adaptor is compatible with (some of) iPhones, iPads and iPods and has power output of 5.0V – 1.0A.
- Nikon Charging AC Adapter EH-70P (Amazon US). The Nikon power adaptor is compatible with (some of) Nokia Coolpix S-series cameras and has power output of 5.0V – 0.55A.
- Duracell Portable Phone Charger (Amazon UK). This power adaptor is compatible with iPhone, iPod, most MP3 players and other smartphones. It has power output of 5.0V – 1.0A.
Please note that there are other power adaptors with a power output of 5.25V or lower. Just remember to check its power output value first before using it to charge your Kindle Paperwhite with.
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