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How does the auto on /off switch on the Kindle official case

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How does the auto on /off switch on the Kindle official case work
My name is Jason. I look forward to helping you today.
I am not quite understanding what your question is concerning.
Please, explain a little bit of what you are talking about.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The Kindle official case for the Paperwhite model features an automatic off switch when the case flap is closed and auto on switch when you open the case.

How is that achieved as there is no physical switch visible ?

Thank you for the update, Frank.
The flap on the case has a magnet on it. The PaperWhite has a magnetic sensor. When it senses the magnet is close, it will auto switch off. When it doesn't sense the magnet, it will turn on.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jason,

I checked and found that there is a magnetic clasp on the flap of the case

opposite an embedded metal strip (non magnetic) in the edge ot the case. These are obviously there to keep the flap closed as well as activating the magnetic sensor.

My question is :- will the magnetic clasp, on its own, activate the sensor without the metal strip ?


Hello Frank,
The magnet all by itself will activate the sensor.
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