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13th January 2014, 02:04 PM   |  #11  
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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.
13th January 2014, 07:00 PM   |  #12  
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Originally Posted by Victoria75001

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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17th June 2014, 03:18 AM   |  #13  
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Ran into this problem today and glad I did a search. I had thought something was wrong with my G Pad. I have been using my Kindle Reader to charge my G Pad for the past 3 months and never really thought much about it. It was always fully charged overnight. But the kids played with it last night and dropped it down to 4% before it shut itself off. I put it on the Kindle charger as usual and in 24 hours it's only charged up to 84%!!!!

So I finally pulled the G Pad charger out of its wrapper. I'll have to run a test on it and see how long it takes the G Pad charger to fully charge the tablet.
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