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Old 02-22-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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I just recieved an sony psp ac adapter from an ebay seller, channelexpert for $5.48 that included 4.99 for shipping, so basically the adapter cost me 49 cents. Tried it out with my 505 and it works perfectly. Anyone looking for an inexpensive ac adapter should check out ebay.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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And if you need an adaptor for the car, iGo with the PSP tip works very well.
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I snagged one off Ebay as well for under $5. Works great
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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Guys, I'm a newbie to the Sony Reader. Apart from its cost, would the AC Power Adapter do as good a job? If so, what are the advantages of the psp adapter ?
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Guys, I'm a newbie to the Sony Reader. Apart from its cost, would the AC Power Adapter do as good a job? If so, what are the advantages of the psp adapter ?
It takes about 2 hours to charge from the AC adapter, whereas it takes about 4 to charge from USB. Also, USB charging is a bit flaky, for me at least...

Also, a power-socket-to-USB adapter will not work with the Reader. It just drains the battery that way.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:01 PM   #6
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I agree, the ac adapter is dependable charging for the 505, USB charging is problematic, for me anyway. The advantage of choosing the PSP adapter is the cost, well under $10 as opposed to the official reader charger from Sony which is over $30 I believe
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:47 PM   #7
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Since the Sony Reader requires 5.2V and I have never seen a car adapter that is this specific on voltage, does the igo with PSP tip have this voltage or is a higher voltage acceptable (e.g.) 6.0V? Would a higher voltage such as this harm the reader over a long period of time? I am very interested in this type of charging device for trips and could see the usefulness of an auto charger for this device.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:53 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I just ordered the Sony AC Adaptor.
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Since the Sony Reader requires 5.2V and I have never seen a car adapter that is this specific on voltage, does the igo with PSP tip have this voltage or is a higher voltage acceptable (e.g.) 6.0V? Would a higher voltage such as this harm the reader over a long period of time? I am very interested in this type of charging device for trips and could see the usefulness of an auto charger for this device.
I use the iGo PSP adaptor with mine regularly, and it works just fine. Generally speaking, you don't want to give a device more voltage than it calls for, or you risk letting out the magic smoke.

In this case, the reason we know that the PSP charger is okay to use, is that the Sony folks themselves use them.
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I just recieved an sony psp ac adapter from an ebay seller, channelexpert for $5.48 that included 4.99 for shipping, so basically the adapter cost me 49 cents. Tried it out with my 505 and it works perfectly. Anyone looking for an inexpensive ac adapter should check out ebay.
No, the adapter cost you $5.48. And if I want to buy one, it will also cost me $5.48. Not a bad price, but don't let the eBay 'shipping cost' games fool you. The total price you pay to the seller is what the item's cost is.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #11
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I know what it cost me, that the shipping price was high for an item this small, but paying 5.48 was well worth it in my opinion. I know all about eBay, I've been a buyer and seller for years.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #12
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Anyone ever tried a Nintedo DS charger with the 505?
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:00 PM   #13
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Anyone ever tried a Nintedo DS charger with the 505?
What are the specs?
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No, DS's have different (custom) sockets from either the mini-USB or the round ones on PSP's or PRS's!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:43 PM   #15
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I'm not sure if anyone has posted these before, but if you are looking for cheap chargers I would suggest this company.

PSP AC Adapter $6.36 shipped
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.612

PSP Car Charger $3.83 shipped
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.729
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