Are Kindles Dual Voltage (And Tips To Power Kindle Everywhere)

Are Kindles Dual Voltage

I enjoy reading ebooks on the go. While I was packing my luggage for a travel plan, Kindle’s voltage level struck me. As I’m planning to travel overseas, I can’t miss reading books on Kindle and I began researching. Now that I’ve been using Kindle successfully in the new country, I decided to write this article to tell you about my experiences.

Are Kindles dual voltage? Newer versions of Kindles are dual voltage, and the input can be in the range of 100-240V. However, older versions aren’t. With newer versions, the charger adapts, and an adapter works great to ensure continuous use irrespective of the location you’re in.

In this article, we’ll look further at using Kindles successfully in all countries without having to worry about voltage levels.

Is My Kindle Dual Voltage?

Power adapter for Kindle
Power adapter for Kindle

If you’re planning on traveling with your Kindle, make sure you pack the right accessories. In addition to your Kindle and its charger, you’ll need a power adapter for the correct voltage. You can find adapters at most electronics stores or online retailers.

Kindles dual voltage won’t be a problem as they can be used in any country. A quick Google search will tell you what voltage is used in each country. With the right adapter, you’ll be able to keep your Kindle charged no matter where you go.


Similar to other electronic devices, Kindle can operate on both 120V and 240V electricity, and most Kindle readers are only designed to work on 120V.

So, if you’re planning to travel overseas with your Kindle, you’ll need to make sure that it can handle the higher voltage.

There are a few ways to tell if your Kindle is dual voltage.

  • Firstly, check the back of the device for a label that says “Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz.” If this label is present, then your Kindle can definitely handle the higher voltage.
  • Secondly, take a look at the power adapter that came with your Kindle. If the adapter has a switch that says “120V” and “240V,” then your device is also dual voltage.

If you’re still unsure, the best way to find out is to contact Amazon customer service. They will be able to tell you for sure whether or not your Kindle can handle the higher voltage.

TIP: It is ideal to invest in a travel power adapter so that you can use not only your kindle but any electronic device while overseas.

Does Kindle Need A Voltage Converter?

Voltage converter requirement completely depends on the model of the kindle you own. Older Kindles need converters to use overseas. However, if you have a newer model (Kindle Fire), then you don’t need a converter because it can automatically adjust to different voltages.

Though my Kindle is a newer version, I still purchased the voltage converter beneath for my safety.

Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter

So, if you aren’t sure whether or not you need a converter, the best thing to do is to check the specifications of your particular model before packing your bags.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using your Kindle abroad:

  • First, if you are going to be using your Kindle primarily for reading, we recommend downloading books before you leave so that you don’t incur any roaming charges.
  • Second, keep in mind that the screens on Kindles are designed to be read in direct sunlight, so if you’re going to be spending time outdoors, make sure to adjust the screen brightness accordingly.
  • And finally, if you plan on using any apps that require an Internet connection, keep in mind that you will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network in order to do so.

If you’re traveling several countries, keep the following chart on voltages across the world handy:

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Does Kindle Paperwhite Need Voltage Converter?

The Kindle Paperwhite operates on a wide range of voltages, but if you’re traveling to a country with a different electrical system (for example, from the US to Europe), then you need a voltage converter to charge your Kindle.

However, if you’re simply going from one country to another within the same electrical system (for example, from the UK to India), then you won’t need a voltage converter. Your Kindle will automatically adjust to the local voltage.

If the traveling doesn’t have the same electrical system, you might have to invest little money in a proper adapter that will help you use your Kindle in any country.

Can Kindles Be Charged In Europe?

America vs Europe Voltage Chart
America vs Europe Voltage Chart

Kindles can be charged in Europe with an additional power transformer as the general voltage is 220 volts (which is double the standard capacity). If you try to plug your Kindle into a European power outlet without an adapter, you could damage your device.

To charge your Kindle in Europe, all you need is a simple adapter that converts the voltage from 220 volts down to 110 volts. These adapters are widely available and relatively inexpensive.

Once you have an adapter, simply plug it into a European power outlet and then plug your Kindle’s charging cable into the adapter.

As long as you have the right adapter, you’ll be able to charge your Kindle in Europe without any problems. If you’re still unsure whether or not your Kindle can be charged in Europe, it is best to check with the manufacturer before you travel.

Adhithya Prashanth

Adhithya Prashanth is a fan of 3d printers and has been constantly exploring quick hacks to use futuristic gadgets better. A pilot turned engineer, he leads his communication with Android and official tasks with printers.

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