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Old 08-21-2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to Charge the 505 with a Motorola Razor or Blackberry Charger??? They have the same mini usb ends, The other end just plugs into the wall instead of a computer.

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Old 08-21-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried to Charge the 505 with a Motorola Razor or Blackberry Charger??? They have the same mini usb ends, The other end just plugs into the wall instead of a computer.

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Probably won't work. But it cannot hurt to try. When you plug in the USB end into the 505 and the light doesn't go on, then it won't work. Your best option is to go get a PSP AC adapter with the barrel type plug on the end. It's cheaper then Sony's AC adapter for the 500/505 and it charges the reader a lot faster then via the USB port.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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I have found that non-usb-host usb chargers will charge the prs-505 if you completely turn the unit off first. It will charge and stay off for 45 minutes. Then turn off fully again and charge again for 45 minutes. You'll get a complete charge in 2 to 3 cycles. I have used AC to usb chargers (cheap one from radio shack), my car stereo which has a usb jack, a cig-lighter dc splitter (auto) that has a usb jack, and the vehicle tattle tale boxes in the vehicles at work.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:15 AM   #4
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I was looking thru my mass of cables and I found this Cable which worked surprisingly well and quick. I had bought it from a store in the U.S. However you cant beat the price at this link.

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Old 10-19-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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Probably won't work. But it cannot hurt to try. When you plug in the USB end into the 505 and the light doesn't go on, then it won't work. Your best option is to go get a PSP AC adapter with the barrel type plug on the end. It's cheaper then Sony's AC adapter for the 500/505 and it charges the reader a lot faster then via the USB port.
Which PSP A/C Adapter? I looked, and there are quite a few. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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I use the charger from my Garmin GPS. The 505 says 5.2v and my charger outputs 5v. It works ok. If it fits into the charge socket and it's about 5v then maybe it'll work not matter what the make?
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:45 PM   #7
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:18 AM   #8
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Which PSP A/C Adapter? I looked, and there are quite a few. Thanks for the tip!
http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/Prod...oduct_ID=37474

There is the type of PSP A/C adapter that will work with your Sony Reader.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:04 AM   #9
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There is the type of PSP A/C adapter that will work with your Sony Reader.
Thanks Jon! Indeed, it is both smaller and less expensive than the Sony adapter. I appreciate the link.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #10
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Search is your friend. Covered several times here in detail. Razr charger does not work reliably. Aftermarker PSP chargers are the big winners.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:13 PM   #11
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I was looking thru my mass of cables and I found this Cable which worked surprisingly well and quick. I had bought it from a store in the U.S. However you cant beat the price at this link.

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http://www.sourcingman.com/2in1-usb-...l?currency=USD
Yeah, this cable is the shizz for charging Readers. FORGET ABOUT CHARGING THRU THE MINI-USB! USE THE PSP! I have one of these cables too (your price beats what I paid! ) You can use this to charge from any pc, usb hub, or even a usb wallwort (that outputs 5v and has a usb socket).

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Does anyone have a solar power suppy for their 505?
Well, yeah. Although it's slow. I have a Powermonkey setup which includes a clamshell solar battery, and has a psp tip for the output. So I *could* charge my Reader from the sun,if needed. (The Powermonkey also has a large-capacity water-resistant rechargeable cell with lcd meter, and a universal wall converter, plus a lot of adapter tips. You can charge devices from the handy cell, the wall converter, or the solar panel, as well as charge the cell itself from the wall adapter or solar panel to use later.)
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #12
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I purchased an AC charger today which said it was for PSP. The specs are INPUT 120V,
OUTPUT 5.2V 450 mA. The charger on the Sony.ca website has an output of 5.2V and 2000 mA. Will the mA difference between these two make a difference? Will charging with the lower mA output damage my battery over a period of time?

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Old 11-28-2008, 05:38 PM   #13
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No, it'll just mean it doesn't charge as fast as the 2A one, although I'd not actually take either of the current (mA) figures as accurate without measuring them & anyway, as long as it's the round connector, rather than the USB one, you can still read while it's charging!
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:52 PM   #14
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So basically, any charger with a 5 or 5.2 V output will allow to charge the sony reader ?
This is really great news as my husband already have a PSP with the A/C adapter, but I did'nt dare to try it by fear of damaging my brand new sony reader !
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:35 PM   #15
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After doing some more reading on the forum I came across lots more info.
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Originally Posted by JSWolf
You have just been lucky so far. The best thing to do is to toss this charger and get a true PSP charger. Just because the pug fits and it seems to work, doesn't mean it actually does. If you use an incorrect charger, you could be damaging the unit or causing a problem with the battery.

I have decide to return the so called PSP charger I purchased and have found a place I can buy a REAL PSP charger...tomorrow. It is 5.2v 2000 ma.

An informative thread here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26915
I don't think I did that right ...

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