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RE: USB plug adaptor
I've got a couple of Kindle charger plugs but for some reason they've ended up regularly charging my ipod and phone. Meanwhile the Kindle gets charged with an old HTC phone charger. The voltages, but not the current, should be standard across all USB chargers so they are interchangeable, but some will charge the Kindle quicker than others.
I always use branded USB chargers, however. Some of the cheap and cheerful third-party chargers on the market have seriously dodgy innards - I once had one that I'd been given explode in my hand as I plugged it in. There was no damage to my hand, but it certainly gave me a scare. I've seen designs that broke all the isolation rules and could potentially put mains voltages down the output lead which wouldn't do the Kindle any good at all.