Touch Which usb phone chargers work with Kobo Touch
#1  Tangent 09-07-2011, 03:51 PM
The Kobo website says you can use a wall charger if it has an output of 5V, 500mA micro USB adapter.

Which phone (or other) chargers have this rating?

#2  siraks 09-07-2011, 04:10 PM
any one with a micro usb attachment.
example : my samsung galaxy s

#3  Tangent 09-07-2011, 04:25 PM
The Kobo specs specify a rating of 5v/500mA for a charger.
Are all micro-USB chargers 5v/500mA?

Edit: To answer my own question: No. I checked the micro-USB charger for a blue-tooth headset I have and it is rated at 5v/180mA

#4  Terisa de morgan 09-07-2011, 04:34 PM
Not, they aren't, but they have to show the especs. If they give 5V and 500mA or more, it' OK (as any device, BTW)

#5  FJames 09-08-2011, 02:58 AM
All USB chargers put out 5v, and are safe to use for charging any device that uses a USB charger. Most of them will put out at least 500 ma of current, which is the standard minimum capacity rating for USB host ports. There are some low-capacity USB chargers that put out less than 500 ma for use with devices with a very small battery like your Bluetooth headset. A charger that small won't work well with the Kobo because it will take a very long time to complete a charge, but it would probably get the job done eventually.

#6  ldrover 09-08-2011, 05:44 AM
I have been using my iPhone charger with my KT. Works very well. (I use the usb cord that came with the Kobo.) Very handy when travelling.

#7  molman 09-08-2011, 05:48 AM
Exactly as FJames said.

If you are after a specific one, I use the Genuine Apple i-products (iphones/ipods etc) chargers to great success. These have a 5V/1A output which works great - providing more current than required, and I just happen to have a handy collection of them about. Also great if travelling as it meets spec for both my phone (iphone) and eReader (Kobo Touch) so I don't need to take multiple, just the two cables.

Edit: ldrover beat me to it

#8  Shankill 09-08-2011, 07:12 AM
And if you need it charged even more quickly, Belkin produces some 2.1 amp AC (and car, for that matter) chargers for USB. Should be an iPod/iPhone/iPad and a microUSB model (sold as a Galaxy S/Kindle charger). Basically USB AC adaptor plus the suitable USB cable.

#9  ciruelo 09-08-2011, 07:54 AM
My Samsung Wave charger also works perfectly for my Kobo Touch.
I didn't know that when I got the reader, but it's a really handy feature!

#10  IamARobot 09-08-2011, 09:11 AM
My iPhone chargers as well as my Garmin 405 charger both work with the Kobo Touch.

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