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How to Charge a Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to browse, buy, download, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking to the Kindle Store. The hardware platform, which Amazon subsidiary Lab126 developed, began as a single device in 2007. Currently, it comprises a range of devices, including e-readers with E Ink electronic paper displays and Kindle applications on all major computing platforms. All Kindle devices integrate with Kindle Store content and, as of March 2018, the store had over six million e-books available in the United States
This article will teach you how to charge a Kindle Paperwhite using your computer or a wall socket. The USB cable your Kindle Paperwhite came with can be used to charge it using either a computer or a wall socket, if you have the necessary plug.
How to Charge a Kindle Paperwhite Using a Computer
- Make sure you have the correct USB cable. Your Kindle Paperwhite comes with a USB-to-micro-USB cable. If you don’t have the original cable, you can buy a USB-to-micro-USB from many retailers.
- Plug the small end of the cable into the bottom of your Paperwhite. You’ll find the small oval-like port at the bottom center of your Kindle Paperwhite.
- Plug the larger end of the cable into your computer. If you have an all-in-one computer, you’ll find extra USB ports on the back of your monitor; if you have a laptop, you’ll find these on the sides; if you have a CPU tower, you’ll find a few extra USB ports on the front. These USB connections only fit into ports one way, so if it doesn’t go in the first time, flip it 180 degrees and try again.
- Once your Kindle Paperwhite starts charging, the LED light next to your cable will light amber, to indicate that the battery is charging. On the screen, you’ll see a lightning bolt icon in the battery icon that’s in the top right corner. The light turns green when it’s full.
- From a dead or drained battery, a full charge might take around 3 hours using a computer
- Unplug your charged Kindle Paperwhite from your computer. When the LED light is green, your battery is full and done charging, so you can unplug it from your computer and use it.
How to Charge Charge a Kindle Paperwhite Using a Wall Socket
- Make sure you have an appropriate wall adapter. These are the adapters that you plug your USB into and then plug into the wall. You can use the wall adapter that comes with the Kindle 2, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, and iPhone. The Kindle Paperwhite can accept up to 5,25V, so you can buy wall adapters with an output of 5,25V or lower.
- You can buy these adapters from many retailers, including Walmart and Amazon.
- Plug the wall adapter into a wall socket. This wall adapter should fit into either a wall socket or an extension cord.
- Connect the larger USB end of the cable into your wall adapter. You’ll see the USB port on your adapter either on the front or on one of the sides.
- Plug the small micro-USB side of the cable into the bottom of your Paperwhite. The small oval-like port is located at the bottom center of your Kindle Paperwhite. Once Paperwhite starts charging, the LED light will turn amber to indicate that the battery is charging. The light turns green when it’s full.
- From a dead or drained battery, a full charge might take around 1-2 hours using a wall socket and adapter.
- Disconnect your Kindle Paperwhite from the wall adapter. When the LED light is green, your battery is done charging and you can remove the USB cable from your Kindle.
Naming and evolution
In 2004, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos instructed the company’s employees to build the world’s best e-reader before Amazon’s competitors could. Amazon originally used the codename Fiona for the device.
Branding consultants Michael Cronan and Karin Hibma devised the Kindle name. Lab126 asked them to name the product, and they suggested “kindle”, meaning to light a fire.They felt this was an apt metaphor for reading and intellectual excitement.
Kindle hardware has evolved from the original Kindle introduced in 2007 and the Kindle DX (with its larger screen) introduced in 2009. The range includes devices with a keyboard (Kindle Keyboard), devices with touch-sensitive, lighted high-resolution screens (Kindle Paperwhite), a tablet computer with the Kindle app (Kindle Fire), and low-priced devices with a touch-sensitive screen (Kindle 7). However, the Kindle e-reader has always been a single-purpose device for reading rather than being multipurpose hardware that might create distractions while reading.
Amazon has also introduced Kindle apps for use on various devices and platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone. Amazon also has a cloud reader to allow users to read e-books using modern web browsers