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Old 01-09-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to use an iPod ac adapter with a sony prs505 reader (ie plugging the usb end of the reader cable into the plug module?)? No ac adapter came with the reader (its extra cost) and I'm getting tired of carrying more and more cords etc with my on my travels

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried to use an iPod ac adapter with a sony prs505 reader (ie plugging the usb end of the reader cable into the plug module?)? No ac adapter came with the reader (its extra cost) and I'm getting tired of carrying more and more cords etc with my on my travels

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I'm not sure what you mean by 'usb end of the reader cable' but...

I travel a lot to Thailand and I've tried to whittle down the number of AC Adaptors and leads I carry. For my Sony 505, I carry a PSP-100 AC Adaptor which also works for my I-River H340 mp3 player. I also shortened a spare power lead and replaced the bulky Australian male plug with a smaller Thai plug. This lead also works with my ASUS 900 AC Adaptor

Both the Sony PSP and I-River adaptors said "5 volts" and they are compatible. I don't know what the iPod adaptor says.

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Old 01-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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Has anyone tried to use an iPod ac adapter with a sony prs505 reader (ie plugging the usb end of the reader cable into the plug module?)? No ac adapter came with the reader (its extra cost) and I'm getting tired of carrying more and more cords etc with my on my travels

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Is there a USB iPod charger? The one that came with mine (yes they came with the iPod with the Gen4) is a firewire socket, not usb.

Also, I would suspect it will NOT work. The Sony seems to need to see the USB data handshake or it will not charge.

Do you not travel with a laptop? You can charge from that.

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Old 01-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #4
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Has anyone tried to use an iPod ac adapter with a sony prs505 reader (ie plugging the usb end of the reader cable into the plug module?)? No ac adapter came with the reader (its extra cost) and I'm getting tired of carrying more and more cords etc with my on my travels

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I have and it does not work.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried to use an iPod ac adapter with a sony prs505 reader (ie plugging the usb end of the reader cable into the plug module?)? No ac adapter came with the reader (its extra cost) and I'm getting tired of carrying more and more cords etc with my on my travels

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I tried using an iPod adapter on my PRS505. The battery icon showed 3 bars when I connected the iPod charger to the PRS505. After about 2 hours of "charging" the icon only had 2 bars. Thus, I deduced the iPod charger was draining, not charging, the Sony Reader.
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You would be happier with a cable that fits in the round hole. I use the following, which plugs into the round power port, with the white brick for my iPod:

http://store.itrimming.com/dsonpspdat01.html

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You would be happier with a cable that fits in the round hole.
Yep.. that's what she said.

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You are better off just buying a PSP charger. That is confirmed to work and is much cheaper than the AC adapter for the Reader.

I wouldn't mess around with charges, things blow up that way.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:50 AM   #9
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I ran across this the other night. It outputs the standard USB port voltage, so you should be able to use it with any USB-chargeable device. You would just need several retractable USB cords with the right size plugs for your devices (or the original cables.)

4-Port USB Travel Adapter
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I ran across this the other night. It outputs the standard USB port voltage, so you should be able to use it with any USB-chargeable device. You would just need several retractable USB cords with the right size plugs for your devices (or the original cables.)

4-Port USB Travel Adapter
Don't bet on it working. My wife has an iPod Touch and her wallwart USB charger does not work to charge my 505.
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You would be happier with a cable that fits in the round hole. I use the following, which plugs into the round power port, with the white brick for my iPod:

http://store.itrimming.com/dsonpspdat01.html

Disclaimer: I'm just a customer, I've got no stake in this firm.
Actually, getting the following would be a lot safer and would work fine.



http://store.itrimming.com/dsonpspxtc01.html
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