If you own a Kindle, you may be wondering how long it takes to charge. After all, a Kindle is like any other electronic device and needs to be regularly charged to remain in optimal condition. Fortunately, charging a Kindle is a relatively quick process and the amount of time it takes varies depending on the model.
Different Kindle Models
The time it will take to charge your Kindle can depend on the model you own. The original Kindle could take up to 3 hours to charge, while the Kindle 2 and 3 could take as little as 2.5 hours. The Kindle 4 and 5 could take up to 4 hours and the Kindle Paperwhite and Touch can take up to 3.5 hours.
Another factor to consider when charging your Kindle is the type of charger you are using. While the original Kindle and Kindle 2 used a USB cord, the Kindle 3, 4, 5, Paperwhite and Touch can be charged using the USB cord or a wall charger. The wall charger is faster, with the original Kindle taking 2 hours and the Kindle 3, 4, 5, Paperwhite and Touch taking 2.5 – 3 hours to charge.
When your Kindle is fully charged, the battery life can last for a few weeks, depending on how often you use it. If you are using the Kindle for extended periods of time, the battery life will be significantly reduced. If your battery is running low, you can extend the battery life by turning down the brightness of the screen and turning off the wi-fi connection when it is not in use.
Steps to Charge
- Connect the USB cord or wall charger to the Kindle.
- Connect the other end of the cord to the computer or wall socket.
- Wait for the charging icon to appear on the Kindle’s display.
- When the icon disappears, the Kindle is fully charged.
The time it takes to charge your Kindle can vary depending on the model and the type of charger you are using. Generally speaking, it takes 2-4 hours to charge the Kindle, with faster charging times achieved if you use a wall charger. Once the Kindle is fully charged, the battery life can last for a few weeks, depending on how often you use the Kindle.