Charging a kindle

(14 Posts)
Susieloo Thu 03-Jan-13 10:51:01

I've just ordered a basic kindle and saw in recommendations there was I kindle charger, do I need to buy a charger separately? How do you charge them? Thanks

uggmum Thu 03-Jan-13 10:52:41

You get a lead to charge it thru your computer using the USB port. You can buy a separate mains charger if you would prefer it.

WandaDoff Thu 03-Jan-13 10:53:39

I just use my phone charger.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Thu 03-Jan-13 10:53:42

if you have a micro usb charger for a mobile phone then that will work too. Some kindles comes with the charger already

littletingoddess Thu 03-Jan-13 10:54:31

I use the same charger for my Samsung S3, BlackBerry and Kindle.

ZacharyQuack Thu 03-Jan-13 10:57:56

Your kindle should come with a cable that has a micro usb connector at one end, and a regular usb connector at the other end. You plus the micro usb into the kindle and the regular usb end into your computer, or into a usb charger plug. I use the one that came with my iphone, and we have a spare that we bought from an electronic store.

Susieloo Thu 03-Jan-13 11:00:06

Ok thanks everyone that's just stopped me buying a £30 charger that I don't need, brilliant, thank you

mindingalongtime Fri 04-Jan-13 08:44:29

You can also buy just a mains plug that has a USB socket which is cheap and easy especially if you only have 1 USB socket on your laptop, or like me have anIpad, iPhone and other stuff plugged in all at once!

Mockingcurl Fri 04-Jan-13 08:48:00

Mine came with a USB charger and a normal plug charger.

Susieloo Fri 04-Jan-13 17:59:48

Thanks both, it arrived today so I'm going to try charging it via the laptop and go from there.

Prolificmincepiebreeder Mon 14-Jan-13 21:22:32

Could you use the iPhone charger? The actual plug bit? That's just standard USB isn't it?

storynanny Mon 14-Jan-13 21:50:06

I use an old camera, Kodak, charger.

ethansmummy2012 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:27:40

My BlackBerry and Samsung Galaxy chargers both work wonders. smile smile

I use my iPhone plug bit, and change the wires over

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