What You Need to Know About Kindle 2 Batteries

It is important to keep your Kindle 2 battery charged so your device does not power down when you are in the middle of enjoying a good book. There are several different types of batteries to choose from, but they must be compatible with the Kindle. Some batteries offer different features such as faster charging rates, but no matter what you want, there is a broad selection on eBay.

Are there different batteries available for the various Kindles?

Not all Kindles use the same type of battery, so make sure you search for the Kindle 2 batteries. You also want to consider the difference between OEM batteries and non-OEM batteries. OEM stands for the original equipment manufacturer, which means that the battery is the same as the one that came in your original Kindle. With a non-OEM battery, a different brand makes the battery, but it is still compatible with a Kindle 2.

What features should you look for in your Kindle 2 battery?

The following are some of the key features you'll want to check on before you choose:

  • Battery life: The Kindle 2 battery life can vary depending on several factors. Some batteries last longer than others, but there are things you can do on your Kindle to preserve the battery life like plugging it in for consistent charging cycles.
  • Voltage: The voltage amount can vary, although 3.7V is the most common amount for the Kindle 2 battery.
  • mAh: The milliamp-hour measures the energy capacity of the battery and can also vary from 1500 mAh to 4400 mAh.
  • Type of battery: You must look for a lithium-ion battery to be compatible with your Kindle 2 battery.
How can you maximize the charge in your Kindle's battery?

Even if you read all day, it's hard to drain the battery, and as it is with other devices, you won't have to charge your Kindle every day. However, there are a few things you can do if you're going to be away from a power source for an extended amount of time.

  • Update firmware
  • Turn off radios
  • Turn off Page Refresh
  • Turn down backlight
  • Put it to sleep manually
What is a lithium-ion battery?

If you are looking for a battery that is compatible with your Kindle 2, you must search for a lithium-ion battery, specifically, on eBay. Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable while lithium batteries are not. It is necessary to recharge your Kindle 2 battery every few days, so you need to ensure you look for the right battery type. However, lithium-ion batteries do have a much shorter shelf life, which is why you may need to replace your Kindle 2 battery every few years. Lithium-ion batteries can also come into many shapes, which makes them ideal for portable devices such as the Kindle 2.

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