kindle question .. recharging?

(14 Posts)
valiumredhead Wed 20-Mar-13 12:06:48

I only charge mine when it tells me to which is every 3 weeks or so, I read for about an hour a day.

BornToFolk Thu 14-Mar-13 16:25:43

I took mine on a 10 day holiday last year and didn't need to charge. I read about for a good few hours a day.

Thanks for the tips about charging regularly. I had been letting mine run down (I use it every day but only charge every 3-4 weeks) but I'll make the effort to charge it more frequently.

I used mine a lot and had no problems with the battery. Then a gap of about 4 months. Fully charged it up and it didn't last long at all (lead to much frustration in the middle of nowhere when I realised I couldn't finish the gripping book I was in teh middle of, and had a 3 hour wait + 3 hour flight....aaaagh!) I have been using and charging regualrly for the last month, and we seem to be back on track.

mimbleandlittlemy Thu 14-Mar-13 16:18:10

I've got a lighted cover and wifi and usually forget to turn the wifi off and it remains charged for two or three weeks but when I go away I just take my phone charger (Samsung as it happens) and can charge both with that.

ggirl Sun 10-Mar-13 18:03:45

also if you have a lighted cover the battery doesn't last nearly as long

before i got the lighted cover my battery lasted ages !!!

munchkinmaster Sun 10-Mar-13 18:03:01

You can use the plug from the I phone and a kindle cable if that helps with packing. Mine lasts weeks.

highlandcoo Sun 10-Mar-13 18:01:31

Thanks for the advice everyone smile

mirai I didn't know that! shock So I shouldn't just be leaving it for months and only pulling out to use when travelling. Thanks for pointing that out.

I'm not planning to take any books with me - for the first time ever - and we're doing quite a bit of rail travel while abroad, so plenty of time for reading. Maybe this holiday will get me switched on to using my kindle at last.

mirai Sun 10-Mar-13 14:18:37

Butter! Lol smile

mirai Sun 10-Mar-13 14:18:21

Be careful, make sure you regularly charge your kindle, even if you're not using it. Otherwise, the battery will drain down, the kindle will become unusable and amazon won't replace it speaks from butter experience

Still18atheart Sun 10-Mar-13 14:15:36

Mine last about a week days providing that the wifi is off and that it's switched fully off and not just not on standby (i.e. the pretty picture of various authors).But I would bring charger with you just in case.

If you read non stop on holiday like me, then you may need to recharge at some point, but the battery life on mine is fantastic - especially as almost says, if you turn off the wifi. Definitely last you a long flight and beyond.

highlandcoo Sun 10-Mar-13 12:12:37

Thanks almost - I'll need to take the charger with me from the sound of what you say then - am trying to travel light!

almostanotherday Sun 10-Mar-13 12:09:28

If you have the wifi turned off mine lasts a few days.

highlandcoo Sun 10-Mar-13 12:08:16

I got a kindle for Christmas but so far have only read one book on it .. I think I just prefer real books and that's what's provided by my various library-based book groups, so it's been pretty much left in a drawer so far.

However, I'm off on holiday soon and going to bite the bullet and use my kindle then. I have absolutely no idea how many hours it will last for without needing to be recharged - 12? 100? - will it see me through a really long plane journey/ throughout the fortnight's holiday?

Seems a daft question but I'd really appreciate an answer thanks!

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