You will learn how to charge a Kindle Paperwhite by connecting it to your computer or a wall outlet in this ementes. The USB cable that came with your Kindle Paperwhite can be used to charge it using either a computer or a wall socket, depending on whether you have the appropriate plug.
Method 1 Using a Computer
1. Make certain that you are using the correct USB cable. Your Kindle Paperwhite comes with a USB-to-micro-USB cable, which you can use to charge your device. A USB-to-micro-USB cable, which can be purchased from many retailers if you do not have the original cable, can be used instead.
2. The small end of the cable should be inserted into the bottom of your Paperwhite.. The small oval-shaped port on the bottom centre of your Kindle Paperwhite can be found on the right side of the device.
3. Connect the larger end of the cable to the USB port on your computer. A few extra USB ports can be found on the back of an all-in-one computer’s monitor; if you have a laptop, these can be found on the sides; and if you have a CPU tower, you’ll find a couple of extra USB ports on the front. These USB connections can only be inserted into ports in one direction, so if it doesn’t fit the first time, try flipping it 180 degrees and re-inserting it.
Whenever your Kindle Paperwhite begins to charge, the amber LED light next to the charging cable will illuminate, indicating that the battery is being recharged. A lightning bolt icon will appear in the top right corner of the screen next to the battery icon, which signifies that the device is charging. When the battery is completely charged, the light turns green.
Using a computer, a full charge from a dead or completely depleted battery may take approximately 3 hours.
4. Remove the Kindle Paperwhite from your computer after it has been fully charged. When the LED light turns green, your battery is fully charged and ready to be used. You can unplug it from your computer and start using it right away.
Method 2 Using a Wall Socket
1. Always double-check that you have the proper wall adapter. These are the adapters that you use to connect your USB device to your computer and then to the wall. Using the wall adapter that comes with the Kindle 2, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, and iPhone, you can charge your device wirelessly. Because the Kindle Paperwhite can accept voltages of up to 5,25V, you can purchase wall adapters with output voltages of 5,25V or lower.
These adapters can be purchased from a variety of retailers, including Walmart and Amazon.
2. Connect the wall adapter to a standard wall outlet. This wall adapter should be able to be plugged into a wall socket or an extension cord without difficulty.
3. Connect the USB end of the cable to your wall adapter by using the larger USB connector. The USB port on your adapter will be either on the front or on one of the sides, depending on which model you have.
4. The small micro-USB end of the cable should be plugged into the bottom of your Paperwhite device. The small oval-shaped port on the bottom centre of your Kindle Paperwhite is located at the bottom of the device. When the battery in the Paperwhite begins to charge, the LED light will turn amber to indicate that the battery is being recharged. When the battery is completely charged, the light turns green.
A full charge from a dead or completely depleted battery will take approximately 1-2 hours when using a wall socket and adapter.
5. Ensure that your Kindle Paperwhite is not connected to the wall adapter. When the LED light on your Kindle turns green, your battery has completed its charge and you can disconnect the USB cable from your device.
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