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Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage


When buying on Amazon, I did not take my own network charge and now I was puzzled by the purchase of one, but not my own. Maybe in the future I will also look for a car, if there is a need.

The question is: what characteristics should the charge have so that it does not burn the device? What is the maximum output current?

Maybe someone has a native? What is written on it?

Here are the characteristics of the native adapter (taken from Amazon)

INPUT (AC): 100-240V, 50 / 60Hz
OUTPUT (DC): 4.9V, 0.85A

those. everything should work

It seems to me that there is a slight misunderstanding of the materiel :)

The high output charging current indicated in its specifications will not burn your device :) It's just the maximum current that charging can give at the output. What does it mean?

If the native charge of your device gives 1000 mA to the output, and non-native charging gives 2000 mA - then everything is ok. Everything will work like a clock.

But if the native gives 1000 mA, and the left gives, for example, 500 mA, then firstly, the charge will go VERY slowly, or it will not go at all. And secondly, you can burn the CHARGE.

But the VOLTAGE at the output of the charge, if it is higher than necessary, can burn your device.

Total, summing up, when choosing a charge, it is necessary that it meets the following requirements:

1. The output VOLTAGE (which is measured in volts (V)) - must EXACTLY correspond to the native charge. Usually it is 5V. Failure to comply with this requirement is critical - charging will either not work, or will burn the device.

2. The maximum output current of the charge (measured in amperes (A) or milliamperes (mA)) must be NOT lower than the output current of the native charge. Higher - possible, THIS IS NOT SCARY. Below - it’s also not scary, but the charge will be slow or will not go at all.

How to charge the Kindle Paperwhite battery?

What can I charge? Does it charge when connected to a computer via USB?

The first time I charged by charging from the phone, where the current was 1A. Only then I guessed to see the input parameters on the reader: 0.5A appears there. So after this "charging" the battery was discharged in a day and now it is not charging. Already stuck to the computer for the night and to charge from another phone at 0.7A. The battery is still empty.
Help. Can I still save my device?

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Charge the Kindle Paperwhite using an AC adapter for 2-3 hours.

Original adapter options

Input: 100-240 V, 0.15 A, 50-60 Hz.
Output: 4.9 V, 0.85 A.

Use one or similar.

Charge the Kindle Paperwhite using an AC adapter for 2-3 hours.

Original adapter options

Input: 100-240 V, 0.15 A, 50-60 Hz.
Output: 4.9 V, 0.85 A.

Use one or similar.

And how many amperes are there? Yes, and there was a piece of paper in the box that said that it should be charged from usb as well. Moreover, like b, it shows that charging is in progress, but in fact, after disconnecting the cable, a window pops up warning of a low battery

If you do not bring the battery to full discharge, then you can recharge from the USB port of the computer.

And if it’s already critically small, then it does not charge from the computer ??

If the reader does not turn on, charging is required only through a normal adapter (4.9 V, 0.85 A) from the mains.
If the reader works, then you can recharge from anything.

Sorry, I did not immediately see the output parameters of the original charge. Then the question remains, didn’t something bad happen when charging at 1 or 0.7 amperes?

It should not have happened.
I charge through an adapter with an output of 1.9 A, for example.

Hm. mean marriage? Tell me, please, what to do in this case to a person from Russia, where they are not officially sold?

Contact the seller and exchange, if necessary, for a new reader.

I bought on the amazon itself, but through an intermediary, because they don’t deliver directly to Russia.

Customer Support:
Only, consider the time difference (10-12 hours)!

Thanks, I'll try. As I understand it, do I have to write English there?

Google Translate will help.

In general, I turned to those. Amazon support. With the first operator, they tried to reset to factory settings, and then left to charge for the night. In the morning, unfortunately, nothing has changed, which I reported once again in support. I was offered to make a replacement for a new one. Of course, I agreed, but they do not deliver devices to snowy Russia

Get the forwarding address and use it in your Amazon account:

Mlyn, I'm sorry. I am writing from the surprise, here in the layout there are emoticons that for some reason are not recognized by the parser of this site and all the text after the first emoticon just got wiped. It's a shame. In general, I have forwarding and they will deliver me a new machine in two days. Then you will again have to pay about $ 40 for delivery to Russia. Well, okay, I’ll survive somehow. I'm interested in something else. They want me to give them my old device with a courier. The letter with this request is template, so we are also talking about a courier in the states. What to do with the old? They want to get it before October 2013. What will happen if I do not send? Banned account? How can you pass the old one to them? And along the way, another question: does the Kindle somehow understand? Suddenly I’ll fix it myself)

A failed reader must be sent in the cheapest way, but always with tracking.
Return costs are usually compensated.
If you do not send, then the full price will be written off for the new reader.

Screen control

Your new Kindle Paperwhite supports a touch interface that allows you to control your device only by touching your fingers on the screen. To select an action, simply click on it. For example, click on the title of the book on the Home screen to open it, or click on the button to perform an action.

Virtual keyboard

Your Kindle has a virtual keyboard. When you click on the icon or the Search button or start any action that requires entering information, a virtual keyboard automatically appears at the bottom of the screen. Press buttons to enter characters or additional actions. As you type, over the keyboard, words of similar meaning will appear (analogue of T9 in the phone). Choose a word that suits you.

To enter numbers and characters, press the corresponding key.

To return to the normal keyboard, press the button.

To enter capital letters, press the button.

To select a keyboard in another language, on the Settings page, select Device Options, then Languages ​​and Dictionaries. Select the Keyboards option.

If you have configured to use the keyboard in several languages, then the Globe button will be added on the virtual keyboard. Just click on it to select a keyboard in another language.

Click Zones

The Kindle’s easy-access feature allows you to easily turn pages of books or periodicals, even if you hold the device with one hand. Touch the screen anywhere to go to another page, the touch area is made so large that you can turn the pages, no matter in which hand you hold the book - in the left or right. Touch the left side of the screen to return to the previous page.

If you change the orientation of the book from Portrait to Landscape, then the location of the touch zones also changes.

While reading, you can change the screen orientation by pressing the Menu button and selecting the Portrait or Landscape option. Please note that the display of options depends on the current orientation of the Kindle screen. Portrait

Landscape (Landscape)

If you prefer to turn pages, you can turn pages by swiping your finger across the screen from right to left. To scroll back, swipe your finger across the screen in the opposite direction - from left to right.

Kindle initial setup

If you are reading this guide, you may have already completed the Kindle setup process, which includes choosing the language for your device, connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and registering the Kindle on your Amazon account.

If you have not already completed these steps, go to the Home screen now, select the Set Up Your Kindle item, and follow the prompts that appear. After the setup process is complete, the Set Up Your Kindle option will no longer be visible on the Home page. To register a Kindle that was previously registered, on the Home screen, press the Menu button and select Settings. On the Settings page, click Registration and select the appropriate option to start the registration process.

Network connection

Books, magazines, and other documents can be directly delivered to your Kindle using the integrated network interface. To speed up the boot process, try to use the Wi-Fi connection as faster. You can join Wi-Fi networks both at home and at other access points available around the world. To view available Wi-Fi networks, on the Home screen, press the Menu button and then Settings. Select the Wi-Fi Networks and the name of the network you want to use. If you see a lock icon next to a network name, it means that a password is required to access this network. Click the Rescan button to refresh the list of available Wi-Fi networks. Kindle can recognize Wi-Fi networks with WPS connectivity.

To connect using WPS, select the network you want to join. Then press the WPS button on the router, and then select the WPS button on your Kindle while connecting to a Wi-Fi network.

After successfully connecting to the network, the Wi-Fi indicator will show the strength of the connection signal. Kindle Paperwhite 3G uses the same technology as mobile phones, so it also depends on the area of ​​cellular communications.

By default, the 3G Kindle will automatically join the 3G network. In the absence of an available 3G signal, it connects using the slower GPRS or EDGE protocol. Kindle automatically disables the 3G module when you join a Wi-Fi network with the best signal strength.

If you disconnect from the Wi-Fi network or leave the Wi-Fi network coverage area, the Kindle will automatically switch back to the 3G network. To turn off the wireless module, on the Home screen, press the Menu button, select Settings, and turn on the Airplane Mode.

All files that are pending downloads or other pending updates that require a wireless connection will be downloaded the next time they connect to the network. Enabling Airplane Mode breaks all 3G and Wi-Fi connections.

Kindle and Cloud Service

Content that is not downloaded to your device is stored and available on the Cloud. The cloud stores copies of all your books, periodicals purchased on Amazon, or uploaded to the Cloud via an e-mail attached to the device.

To view the content stored in the Cloud, click on the “Cloud” icon in the upper left corner of the Home page. Your personal documents are also stored in the Cloud, if they were uploaded to the Kindle via e-mail and the function of archiving documents is enabled in your Amazon account settings.

To view the content stored on your device, click the “Device” icon in the upper left corner of the home page. If you want to disconnect from the Wi-Fi network, then click on the “Cloud” icon and upload the content that you want to use offline to your Kindle. To do this, click on the “Cloud” icon on the Home page, and select the files to upload to the Kindle. To cancel the download, click on the file name again.

After downloading, you can open it simply on the Home page or directly in the Cloud. Use this method to download content stored in the Cloud to your new Kindle device.

Kindle Library Management

Kindle can store thousands of e-books, documents, newspapers, blogs, magazines, and active content, which are referred to in this manual as one common word, “content.”

To display a list of the contents of your Kindle Paperwhite, click the Home button.

To find out how much free space is left to store content on your device, on the Home screen, press the Menu button, and select Settings. On the Settings page, press the Menu button again and select Device Info.

By default, your content is sorted by receipt, which means that the new files and the objects that you are currently reading are at the top. You can change the sort order by clicking on the name of the current sorting method (for example, “Recent”) at the top of the screen above the content list and selecting another sorting method in the menu that appears.

You can also sort files in the order that they are stored in the cloud. In order to filter your content by type, on the Home screen, click My Items, located under the menu bar. The filter option contains the following items:

  • All Items
  • Books
  • Periodicals (Periodicals),
  • Docs (Documents),
  • Active Content

You can also filter the content as it is stored in the Cloud. To go to the desired name or page, press the x / y button on the Home page. Then, in the dialog box that appears, enter the number of the page you want to go to or the first letters of the name or author (depending on the sorting method chosen earlier). To view more detailed information about the file and access the menu of additional options, go to the Home page and press and hold your finger on the icon (cover) of the file or name (if you are using a simple, non-illustrated, list of content). The available menu options may vary, and may include:

  • Add to Collection
  • Go To ... (Going to ...),
  • Book Description
  • Search This Book,
  • View Notes & Marks,
  • Remove from Device.

Using Collections

If you store a large amount of content on your Kindle, you can create collections to make managing your library easier. You can add as many files as you like to each collection, including books, active content, and documents. Files can also be added simultaneously to different collections. Kindle will sort the content on the Collection Homepage after you create your first collection.

Create a new collection:

1. On the Home page, press the Menu button.

2. Select Create New Collection.

3. Use the virtual keyboard to enter a name for the new collection, and then press OK. A list of files that can be added to the collection is displayed on the screen. Keep in mind that periodicals and blogs cannot be added to the collection.

4. Select the checkbox for all the files you want to add to the collection, and click Done when done. You can add or delete files at any time by pressing the Menu button while inside the collection and selecting the “Add / Remove Items” option. Also available are Rename Collection and Delete Collection. Remember that deleting the Collection does not delete the content stored on the Kindle. Files previously located in the collection that are stored on your Kindle will be displayed on the Home page after the collection is deleted.

Archiving and deleting content

To free up space on the Kindle, you can archive files by pressing and holding your finger on the file name or its cover on the Home page. In the dialog that appears, click Remove from Device. Copies of all your books, along with the latest issues of newspapers and magazines, will be stored in the Cloud cloud service (this applies only to files downloaded through the Whispernet service).

Your personal documents will also be saved if they were downloaded via the e-Email to Kindle option and if you enabled archiving on the Kindle control page in your Amazon account (Manage Your Kindle). Remember that for files downloaded to the Kindle using a USB cable, only the “Delete This Document” option will be available and they will be permanently deleted even if you enable archiving on the Kindle (Manage Your Kindle) control page.

If you want to download content stored on the cloud service (Cloud), click the Cloud button on the Home screen, and then select the files that you want to return to the Kindle. You can cancel the download of a file by clicking on its name. Immediately after downloading a document, you can open it from the Home page or directly from the Cloud. Use the same method to download previously ordered content to your new Kindle.

The Kindle management page (Manage Your Kindle page) located at offers a convenient way to view and manage your Kindle content, settings, and account using any Internet browser.


Old issues of newspapers and magazines are stored on the Home page in a collection called “Periodicals: Back Issues.” (Periodicals: Subscription Archive). Issues older than seventh are automatically deleted from the device to free up space for new content. The word “Expiring” next to the release name means it will be removed soon.

There are two ways to keep a copy of the required release:

• On the Home page, press and hold your finger on the name of the issue you want to keep. Select the “Keep This Issue” option.

• Внутри выпуска, нажмите кнопку Меню (Menu), и выберете «Keep This Issue»(Сохранить этот выпуск).

Технология применяемая в экране Kindle

В Kindle используется экран с высоким разрешением, так называемые электронные чернила (E Ink). Экран светоотражающий, это означает, что вы можете читать на нем даже при ярком солнечном свете. Технология E Ink использует чернила как в книгах и газетах, но частицы краски отображаются в электронном виде. Во время переворачивания страниц вы можете заметить мигание экрана. Это часть процесса обновления электронных чернил на странице.

По умолчанию, Kindle для ускорения и сглаживания процесса смены страниц, минимизирует количество этих обновлений. Для обновления электронных чернил при каждом повороте страницы проделайте следующее, на Домашней странице нажмите кнопку Меню (Menu) и выберите Установки (Settings). Выберите Опции Чтения (Reading Options) и установите переключатель Page Refresh (Обновление страниц) в нужное положение.

Настройка отображения текста

Kindle offers a quick way to customize the look of books or periodicals. To access these settings while reading, touch the top of the screen to display the menu bar, then press the “Aa” button. A dialog box appears in which you can change the font size, type, line spacing and margins. The option "Publisher Font" (Publishing installations) is available only in those books where such an opportunity is incorporated by the publisher.

Comics and Manga

Comic and Mang viewing is now even more interesting with the new Kindle Panel View. To launch the Kindle Panel View, double-tap the screen. In this mode, you can work with images in comics as well as with ordinary images (whether to reduce or increase them). To change pages, scroll through them with your fingers or touch the screen at the edges. To exit the Kindle Panel View, double-tap the screen again.

Work with tables

To go to the table, press and hold your finger on the table to display the icon with the symbol of the table. By clicking on the table, you can move it around the screen for a detailed view. You can also select text in a table by pressing and holding your finger on it, and then swiping your finger to select the desired fragment. In the dialog box that appears, select the necessary option - “highlight the text” (add text), “add a note” (add a note), and “share” (share). To exit and confirm your actions, click the "Done" button.

Advanced View

The advanced viewing mode for images and tables, available for some books and documents, allows you to resize them and move them around the screen. Press and hold your finger on a picture or table and then release so that the magnifying glass icon appears. Click this icon to start the advanced viewing mode. Next, to increase the size of the image, place two fingers in the center of the screen and spread them apart. To reverse the image, place two fingers on the edges of the screen and bring them together. When enlarging the image, drag the picture or table on the screen with your finger to view the required area. To return to normal reading mode, press the “X” in the upper right corner of the table or picture.

Work with documents

When working with documents, Kindle provides you with features that are not available for conventional printed forms, such as the ability to interlinear view the meaning of a word and search through text. At the same time, as well as in ordinary books, you can highlight paragraphs you like, write notes and make bookmarks.

Dictionaries: The Kindle already has one or more dictionaries for each of the supported languages. After successfully completing Kindle registration, all of your dictionaries will be available in the collection called Dictionaries on the Home page or in the Dictionaries collection on the Cloud cloud service.

Available dictionaries differ depending on the selected language. To change the default dictionary:

1. On the Home page, press the Menu button and select Settings.

2. On the Settings page, select the Device Options option and then Language and Dictionaries.

3. Select the Dictionaries option.

4. Click on a dictionary language to see all the dictionaries available for that language. The current dictionary used is shown under the dictionary language. The arrow to the right of the language indicates that multiple dictionaries are possible for that language.

5. Select the dictionary you want to use and click OK.

In order to find out the meaning of a word while reading, just place and hold your finger on it. A window appears explaining the meaning of the word. To see a detailed explanation, click the Show Full Definition button in the list of available options.

You can also highlight this word or click the More button to display additional actions with it, including the ability to share the selected fragment, add a note, view the value in Wikipedia, translate the selected word, or send a typo message.

Search: To search, tap the top of the screen and then click on the Search button to display the search window and virtual keyboard. Enter the text you want to find and click the arrow button to the right of the input field to start the search.

By default, searches are performed inside a document or book.

Click to the left of the input field to select the search area, which can be My Files, Kindle Store, Dictionary, and Wikipedia.

Quotes and notes: You can take notes and highlight quotes by tapping and holding your finger on the text, and then moving your finger across the text. To continue highlighting text on another page, move your finger to the bottom corner of the screen and the page will turn over.

If you select one word, the meaning of the word appears in the dictionary and the available actions with it, which can be Show Full Definition, Highlight and More.

Click More to access additional possible actions, such as - Share (mark selected), Add Note (add note), Wikipedia (see the meaning of the word on Wikipedia), Translation (translate the highlighted word), or Report Content Error (report typo). If you select a sentence or a few words, the following options will be available in the dialog box - Share, Add Note, Highlight, and More. Click More to see additional options available, such as Wikipedia (view values ​​on Wikipedia), Translation (translation of highlighted words), or Report Content Error (typo message).

Notes will be marked with small numbers in the text. To view the note the next time you are on this page, simply click on the number.

If other Kindle readers highlight quotes in the book you are reading, you will see them underlined.

To disable this option, select Settings from the menu on the Home page, then select Reading Options and turn off the Popular Highlights and / or Public Notes switch.

You can also control the display of other people's quotes and notes from your