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Safe to use iPod (5W, 1A) charger for Kindle Touch?

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Nov 6, 2012 9:22 AM

I have an older iPod charger and was wondering if it's safe to use with the Kindle Touch? I travel and carrying several chargers around isn't fun

 

The output of the iPod charger (model A1205) is rated at:

  • Power = 5W
  • Current = 1A
  • Voltage = Power / Current = 5V

 

The Kindle Touch is rated at:

  • Power = Current x Voltage = 0.5*5.25 = 2.625W
  • Current = 0.5A
  • Voltage = 5.25V

 

(Note that the underlined values were not marked on the device but calculated based on the formula P=IV.)

 

Appendix

Here is how the iPod charger looks:

Apple iPod A1205 Charger.jpg

 

Here is a closeup of the iPod charger specs:

iPod-charger-A1205-power-requirements-5W-1A-5V.jpg

 

Here is a closeup of the Kindle Touch's specs:

Kindle-Touch-Power-Requirements-Rating-500mA-5.25V.png

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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