• Kobo and Charging/Battery

    Posted by Jill Kennedy, 4 years ago

    Just wondering if anyone knows how it is charged? Does it need to be plugged into a computer or does it come with a plug for an outlet? That would be great for long trips with no computer access

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  • 4 years ago

    I certainly haven't seen anything that talks about being able to plug it in.

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  • 4 years ago

    I'm pretty sure it needs to be connected to a computer via USB cable to charge.

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  • Tara Davis

    • Chapters Employee

    4 years ago

    Yes, it charges like an ipod when it's plugged into your com[puter

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  • eBooks Editor

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    4 years ago

    Hello all,

    All comments above are accurate, the eReader can be charged by connecting it to your computer with the USB cord.

    There will also be an optional accessory if you prefer to charge it directly from an A/C outlet.

    You may also find that your cell phone charger will work -- apparently, these A/C chargers are often interchangeable, so before you buy one specifically for the reader, check to see if your cell charger is compatible.

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  • 4 years ago

    But unfortunately, until the Kobo is in our hot little hands, we won't know if we need a charger for the reader or not. Also, if this is an accessory, I wonder how long before it will be available. And finally, phones seem to all have different sized chargers. My husband and I have a phone each, different phones, and the chargers are NOT interchangeable.

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  • 4 years ago

    it needs to be charged though usb computer cable which can be kinda slow I only know of one that can adapt to a wall plug in (it's included) and that's the amazon kindle.

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  • 4 years ago

    Is the plug-in accessory available now? Will the charger work off the electrical current in other countries? This is quite important since on trips one will not necessarily want to carry along a computer to use for charging by USB-port.

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  • 4 years ago

    Is it possible that any universal usb travel charger adapter could be used in the absence of a computer for recharging the Kobo? If so, these are already available.

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    4 years ago

    The wall plug in is definitely coming, but I don't have a firm availability date at this point. But you're right Paul, any micro USB charger will work -- my Blackberry's wall charger works, for example.

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  • 3 years ago

    Good news for anyone with a Blackberry Torch because the plug in adapter you use to charge your phone works for the reader too. Just don't try and use the berry cord because the connection is different!!

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  • 3 years ago

    The adapter for ac provided for the iphone works perfectly for the Kobo. Not only that, but the adapter is compatible with European wattage so easily used in Europe as well, without lugging along a computer.

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  • 15 months ago

    I'm glad that I read through these comments. I didn't think that the battery was charging because it is soooo slow, but according to Sarah, this is the norm. Thx Sarah.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes you can plug it into a wall plug in as well as your computer. I just got mine today.

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