The Kindle is a very famous tablet and it might very well be the most purchased tablet on the market besides Apple’s iPad. The main reason for the Kindle selling so well? It’s an E-Reader. That’s really all there is to it, as it’s basically a device that you read books from, and of course, it has a few tools that are able to assist you with some vocabulary and some other cool tech features. Other than that though, this isn’t something a like an iPad or a Galaxy tablet that lets you watch videos or play video games.
It’s a wireless device that allows you to have access to literally of hundreds of books with just a single device. That’s the beauty of the Kindle, as you can have all your favorite books and all the books that you still have to read on it and take it with you anywhere. With all that said, since the Kindle is a portable device, it’s going to need charging sooner or later, and even though it’s just an E-reader device that doesn’t use lots of power at all, it will still need recharging.
That is why it’s good to know what are the best chargers to use with your Kindle, and whether it’s a Kindle, Kindle PaperWhite, Voyage or an Oasis model, all of which could use a good charger once they need recharging. The power capacity of each of the Kindles is different though, so take a look below to see what each of the Kindle tablets have to offer with their batteries.
Kindle – 1,530mAh
Kindle PaperWhite – 1,470mAh
Kindle Voyage – 1,320mAh
Kindle Oasis – 1,535mAh
Yes, all of the power capacities of all the Kindle versions are very low and as I stated before, it’s mainly because the Kindle doesn’t take too much power to run. Also, the max charging speed for a Kindle is 5V/1.8A. So the chargers that are on this list are ones that have charge speeds that are either 5V/2.0A or above with their USB charging ports.
Let’s get started with the most important charger that you could use with your Kindle and that would be a portable charger.
Portable Chargers for the Kindle
A portable charger is a great charging electronic not only for the Kindle but for portable devices that are able to be charged through a USB port. As you can charge and use your device while you’re on-the-go and not be held down by a wall charger.
Anker PowerCore 10000
One of the simplest and yet the most useful type of portable charger on the market currently. This PowerCore 10000 portable charger from Anker is one best selling 10,000mAh power bank on Amazon. The reason that it’s selling so well is that of the quality of this charger is really good.
Of course, it has a 10,000mAh power capacity and that’s able to charge most Kindle tablets to their full power about 6 times. If you’re wondering why this charger can’t charge at Kindle a few more times, well that’s because power is lost during charging because a conversion of energy happens from the power bank to your device and some energy is lost when it passes through the cable. That said, 6 charges for a Kindle is really good and should keep you charged up and in constant use of your handy E-Reader for a few days.
Small Size and Lots of Power
The major part the PowerCore 10000 is sold very well is because of its size. This is a 10,000mAh portable charger and yet it has a length of 3.6 inches, and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of this charger is 6.4 ounces. This charger can fit into a pocket or you can hold it in your hands while you charge your Kindle and use it. This something that is not very common with too many other portable chargers, as this PowerCore 10000 is basically the same size as a 5,000mAh power bank.
Also, the use of a single USB port might seem quite unusual with a charger that has a 10,000mAh power capacity but it’s what keeps it small; another reason to have a single USB port is that it offers more power to the sole device that you’re charging. In this case, it would be a Kindle and since the PowerCore 10000 has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A, a Kindle can charge at its max charging speed with this portable charger.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 10,000mAh Real Capacity: 8,000mAh
- Output: Max Output: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 6.4 Ounces
RAVPower 16,750mAh Power Bank
If you’re searching for even more power to use with your Kindle and at the same time have portable power for another device as well. Then this RAVPower 16,750mAh power bank is very useful because it has lots of power to charge a Kindle to its full power many times over, and for charging other devices as well. The reason that I keep bringing up other charging other device is that this power bank has two USB ports. So you can charge one port with the Kindle and charge the other port with another tablet or a smartphone at the same time.
One USB port has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and then the other port has a charging speed of 5V/2.1A. The max output of the power bank is 4.5A. It doesn’t matter what port you use your Kindle as it’ll charge at its max speed with either of USB charging ports; however, we do recommend that you use the 5V/2.1A port with your Kindle, just in case you charge a more powerful device so you can use it with the 2.4A charging port. The great part about the charging portion of this power bank is that you can use the max power of each of the port at the same time.
This portable charger also has a flashlight.
Two other major types of portable chargers from RAVPower is their 22,000mAh power bank that has 3 USB charging ports and each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. RAVPower also has a 32,000mAh portable charger that also has 3-USB charging ports. These two other power banks might seem like overkill when it comes to charging just a Kindle but definitely makes sense to get those chargers if you plan on charging other devices as well.
Specs of the RAVPower 16,750mAh Deluxe Portable Charger:
- Capacity: Advertised: 16,750mAh Real Capacity: 14,750mAh
- Output: 5V/2.4A – 1 Port 5V/2.1A-Port
- Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status Load Bar System
- Size: 5 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 10.9 ounces
- Please read this for details about the warranty
Anker PowerCore 5000 or Slim 5000
Of course, since nearly every Kindle version has a low power capacity, it only makes sense to also consider getting a power bank that has a low power capacity. As these types of portable chargers still have enough power capacity to recharge a Kindle to its full power at least once or maybe even twice.
Specs of the PowerCore 5000:
- Capacity: 5,000mAh
- Output: 5V/2.0A
- Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: Three-LED status system
- Size: 4.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 inches
- Weight: 4.8 ounces
- 18-month warranty
The two Mini power banks that you should consider getting are either the PowerCore 5000 or the PowerCore 5000 Slim. Both of these chargers are basically the same thing, it’s just that they have different form factors.
The form factor of the PowerCore 5000 is the more common cylindrical shape and the form factor of the PowerCore Slim 5000 is, just like the name implies, a Slim power bank. Other than that, these two power banks have a power capacity of 5,000mAh and the both have a charging speed of 5V/2.0A out of each of their single USB ports. So they can charge a Kindle to its full power about two times and they can also charge a Kindle at its max charging speed too.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore 5000 Slim:
- Capacity: Advertised: 5,000mAh Real Capacity: 4,000mAh
- Output: 5V2.0A
- Input: 5V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
- LED Power Indicators: 3 LED Power Capacity Indicators
- Size: 5 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches
- Weight: 4.2 ounces
These Mini power banks are indeed going to be very useful if you just want a charger that you can be the most portable with and not have to worry about longevity when it comes to its power.
USB wall chargers for the Kindle
You can count out USB wall chargers when it comes to any device that’s because they’re the type of charging electronic that you’re most likely going to use the most. In this case, when it comes to charging a Kindle, it’s best to keep things simple, as charging the Kindle is very simple.
PowerPort 2 UBS Wall Charger
This is one of the simplest and most powerful 2 Port USB wall chargers on the market. This Anker PowerPort 2 has two USB charging ports and each of the ports has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the max output of the charger is 4.8A. So it’s really as simple as it gets when it comes to charging with a USB wall charger as it doesn’t use any Quick Charge or USB-C. Both of the ports can charge a Kindle at its max charging speed and you also use the max charging speed of each of the ports at the same time.
Specs of the Anker PowerPort 2:
- Ports: 2
- Quick Charge: No
- Output: 2.4A Per Port
- Protective Technology: Yes
- Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 4.6 ounces
Aukey 5 Port USB wall charger with Quick Charge
If you want a charger with more options than there are charging electronic called Charging Stations; these are basically like USB wall chargers, it’s just that they have more USB charging ports so you can charge lots of devices at once. In this case, this Aukey charging station has 4 USB charging ports and it also has a Quick Charge port so you can charge a Quick Charge device at its max charging speed. This type of charger can be very useful to use with a Kindle because you’ll be able to charge it at its max speed and also, you can charge the Kindle while you have 4 other devices charging with it.
Specs of the Aukey 5-Port USB Charging Station with Quick Charge:
- Ports: 5
- Quick Charge: Yes
Each USB Port: 5V/2.4A
Quick Charge Port: 3.6V-6.5/3.0A | 6.5V-9V/2.0A | 9V-12V/1.5A
- LED Light Indicator: None
- Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
- Weight: 5.2 ounces
Car Chargers for Kindle
Charging your Kindle in your car might sound Strange but it’s something that is completely possible and it’s something you should consider if you’re on a road trip, and need to charge your Kindle. So by the time you reach your destination, you have your Kindle charged up and ready to read from.
Anker PowerDrive Elite with Micro-USB Cable
The PowerDrive Elite car charger is one of the best car chargers to use if you have a Micro-USB chargeable device that you need to charge in your car. That’s because this car charger has a built-in Micro-USB charging cable that is able to charge your Kindle and any other device that uses Micro-USB to recharge. Also, this car charger uses a USB port that you can use with any charging cable, as a result, you can charge two devices with it.
Another part that makes this car charger very useful is that the cable has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the USB port has a speed of 5V/2.4A; the max output of the car charger is 4.8A, so you can use the max power of both of these charging options at the same time.
Specs of the Anker PowerDrive Elite 2 Car Charger with Micro-USB Cable:
- Output: USB Port – 5V/2.4A | Micro-USB Cable: 5V/2.4A | Max Output – 4.8A
- Input: 12V-24V
- LED Power Indicators: A Single Blue LED Light
- Size: 2.4 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
- Weight: 1.8 Ounces
Tronsmart 4 Port Car Charger / Aukey 4 Port Car Charger / Anker PowerDrive 4
4 Port car chargers do indeed exist and we’re going to start with Tronsmart’s car charger that has 3 standard USB charging ports and a single Quick Charge port. Aukey also has the same type of car charger that also uses 4 USB charging ports, with 3 of them being standard and one of them using Quick Charge. However, Aukey also has a 4-Port car charger that uses 4 standard charging ports with all of its ports and that can be a more useful version of the charger if you don’t own a Quick Charge compatible device.
Specs of the Anker 4-Port Car Charger:
- # Of Ports: 4
- Output: 5V/2.4A Per Port
- LED Power Indicators: Just a single Blue LED light within the car charger
- Size: 3.4 x 1.9 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
- 18-month warranty
Lastly, Anker has two 4-Port car chargers. One is called the Anker PowerDrive 4 that has four standard USB charging ports and each of those ports have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The other 4 port car charger from Anker is called PowerDrive+ 4. What makes PowerDrive+ 4 different and in some ways better than the regular PowerDrive 4, is that it uses a USB-C port, a Quick Charge port and a two standard USB charging ports. Overall, if you want to make use of the special charging tech that some devices use and at the same time charge your Kindle, then you can do so with this car charger.