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Old 01-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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PSP Charger??

I have read in a few threads that it is OK to use a Sony PSP wall charger to charge the 505. Is this alright to do? I certainly don't want to burn up or ruin anything.

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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apparently it's even recommended ; it will charge faster, and you can read while it's charging, which you can't do when charging via usb.
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Yes, it works. I actually picked two up at Target for $7.50 on clearance, and they were the Sony branded ones. I would swing by their store (it's not available online) and see if they still have it.
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the only difference is that the PSP chargers are 5.0 volts and the PRS ones are 5.2

it makes no difference in the long run.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
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I have a couple of PSP's and chargers here at home so will have to give it a try. Someone said that the PSP chargers are 5.0 and the Reader is 5.2, does that mean that the charging will take longer?

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I have a couple of PSP's and chargers here at home so will have to give it a try. Someone said that the PSP chargers are 5.0 and the Reader is 5.2, does that mean that the charging will take longer?

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No, they actually charge it faster than via USB from what I hear.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:53 PM   #7
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5.0 or 5.2 is not much difference for charging time.
Most of power supply is based on no load voltage.
When you plug it into devices, It will frop to some valuw and coul depend on internal charger design.
Make sure it can supply enough current for specification,
If you have AC-to-USB adapter and can find USB-to-DC jack for SONY, It is the best for simultaneouly charging and readinf, because plugging to USB will cause the PRS505 to charging mode only.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:01 AM   #8
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for this kind of battery, for the firsts few recharging is recommanded to use the USB (slow charge) then after 4-6 charges a standalone charger (rapid charge).
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for this kind of battery, for the firsts few recharging is recommanded to use the USB (slow charge) then after 4-6 charges a standalone charger (rapid charge).
Does anyone know if this is true? Again, I don't want to ruin anything.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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Does anyone know if this is true? Again, I don't want to ruin anything.
I pretty much ignore everything I see about lith-ion batteries. You find pretty much every best practice on one article is contradicted in another, if not in the same one.

I just plug the thing in when it is low and I have time or the charger is near by or USB whatever. My feeling is the differences in battery life and longevity will be extremely minor based on when you charge it, for how long, etc. Life is to short for me to worry about it.

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #11
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Sanity check question....

When charging the prs-505 through an AC charger, does the LED on the top of the unit glow red as it does when charging via USB to computer? (I am not attempting to charge from a completely flat battery. Nor is it a fully charged one.)

Reason I am asking is that I've tried using two different AC chargers and neither one causes the LED to go red. One charger is for a Razr cell phone and the other is the one that came with my Cybook. I know that both chargers are working with their own devices.

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #12
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Sanity check question....

When charging the prs-505 through an AC charger, does the LED on the top of the unit glow red as it does when charging via USB to computer? (I am not attempting to charge from a completely flat battery. Nor is it a fully charged one.)

Reason I am asking is that I've tried using two different AC chargers and neither one causes the LED to go red. One charger is for a Razr cell phone and the other is the one that came with my Cybook. I know that both chargers are working with their own devices.

-many thanks,

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The 505 doesn't not actually charge via AC with the same socket as the USB does. It's the yellow one to the left, I think. It is marked AC though.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:04 PM   #13
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When charging the prs-505 through an AC charger, does the LED on the top of the unit glow red as it does when charging via USB to computer?
Yes - in addition, when charging via the barrel connector rather than via USB you can keep reading and you should see a "lightning" symbol on the status bar between the battery & the font size indicator.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:01 PM   #14
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Ahhh...I was not clear. I am using an AC charger for my Razr that uses a USB connector to the reader. Same for the Cybook charger.

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Yes, that will not work. The AC adapter slot for the reader is not the same one that it uses for the USB.

Check the pic below
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