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Victoria75001
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When staying at my Mum's without the G Pad charger, I originally tried charging the tablet with the cable (meant for charging, not just data) and power adaptor (0.8A) that came with a Kindle e-reader - as expected it took ages.

I then bought the Amazon Powerfast usb power adaptor (the one they sell for the Kindle Fire tablet, 1.8A) to keep at my Mum's. It didn't come with a cable, so originally I used the new charger with the Kindle e-reader cable - the G Pad still took twice as long as usual to charge.

Using the new Amazon charger with the cable that came with the G Pad, everything is back to normal.

So it seems like both charger and cable need to be up to the higher power requirements, and all usb charging cables are indeed not created equal - the G Pad one is certainly much thicker, heavier duty looking than the e-reader one. I'm going to pick up Amazon's Powerfast charging cable to go with the new charger now.
 
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Originally Posted by Victoria75001 View Post
When staying at my Mum's without the G Pad charger, I originally tried charging the tablet with the cable (meant for charging, not just data) and power adaptor (0.8A) that came with a Kindle e-reader - as expected it took ages.

I then bought the Amazon Powerfast usb power adaptor (the one they sell for the Kindle Fire tablet, 1.8A) to keep at my Mum's. It didn't come with a cable, so originally I used the new charger with the Kindle e-reader cable - the G Pad still took twice as long as usual to charge.

Using the new Amazon charger with the cable that came with the G Pad, everything is back to normal.

So it seems like both charger and cable need to be up to the higher power requirements, and all usb charging cables are indeed not created equal - the G Pad one is certainly much thicker, heavier duty looking than the e-reader one. I'm going to pick up Amazon's Powerfast charging cable to go with the new charger now.
I can confirm exactly the same experience
Not at your mum'house of course

Cable are different and kindle reader (the white) long one does not support 2A power..

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