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Can I use an iPad charger on a Kindle?

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Babaganoosh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 22, 2011 5:37 PM

I know the Kindle charger can't be used to charge an iPad (doesn't put out enough power) but what about the other way around? Can the Apple power adapter (used for iPads, iPods and iPhones) charge a Kindle?


The reason I ask this is the Kindle doesn't come with a charger and so I would like to avoid having to buy one if possible.


Will this work? Given that the Kindle charger has insufficient power for an iPad, does the iPad charger have too MUCH power for a Kindle? Would I harm a Kindle if I use the iPad charger on it?

iPad, iOS 4.3.2
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to Babaganoosh)

    Unless Amazon has started selling Kindles with Apple's proprietary dock connector, no. Where would you plug it in?

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:43 PM (in response to Babaganoosh)

    Presuming your'e talking about using the power block to plug the kindle's usb into, I'd check the specs for the kindle, but theoretically you should be able to use any commercially available power block to charge it from an wall outlet.


    I know people here talk about using their ipad charger to charge their ipod or touch.


    I'd find and read the manuel for the kindle (has to be available online somewhere) and see what they say.

  • frazzm737 Level 2 Level 2 (425 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:45 PM (in response to Babaganoosh)

    I don't think it will work--my Kindle charger has a small (mini) connection which plugs into the reader and a regular USB at the other end.  This regular USB fits into an optional electric plug.  The iPad has a broad based connector which attaches to the device.  The other end is regular USB.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to Babaganoosh)

    the iPad power block puts out 10W of power. Make sure the Kindle can handle that or that the power block can not over charge it.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:15 PM (in response to Babaganoosh)

    should be. the ipad brick tolerates 100-240, so it should work anywhere in the world


    If you're concerned you can get a generic power brick at almost any retail store. Cost you about $20. Or look on amazon and see what they recommend for a wall charger.

  • Hailz26 Calculating status...
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    Jun 10, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to Babaganoosh)

    yes! I charge my kindle with my iPod/iPad  wall charger and it Works fine!

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)
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    Jun 10, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to Hailz26)

    This has been discussed many times. Anything that charges using the USB 5 volt, 1 amp, 5 watt standard will charge fine with the iPad's USB 5 volt, 2 amp, 10 watt charger. You will not fry anything as long as the 5 volt requirement is not exceeded. If the charger has a higher amp/watt rating the device will still charge drawing only the amp/watts it needs and no more. If you try charging the iPad with it's higher amp/watt requirements with a lower 1 amp USB power source it will charge slower or not at all, but you will still not fry anything as long as the 5 volts is not exceeded.


    With that said I would stick with good name brand chargers which use higher quality components which will maintian the power requirements they are built for.


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