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Old 02-09-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Can I use the AC to usb charger that I use for my pda to charge the prs600?
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:24 AM   #2
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Most probably it won't work. It seems that the PRS600 only charges over the USB if there is an active connection to a computer.
If you are looking for a cheap charger then search for PSP charger or for a USB to PSP:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72274
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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I tried my USB phone charger and that definitely didn't work. You have to plug into an active computer or use a dedicated charger. I purchased mine from ebay for a lot less than Sony want for theirs.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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It depends on the specs of the charger. If it's the same as the PDA then yes. Check the voltage and amps that it puts out.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:53 AM   #5
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I have a Samsung digital picture frame that has a USB port. Since it can be used to transfer photos to the frame, I was thinking maybe I can use it to charge my Sony reader. I tried it the night before. It worked.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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you can try it. some do. some don't. it depends on if the data lines have power (making the 600 think it's hooked up to a computer) or not. standard usb spec only requires power on pin 1, and ground on pin 4, allowing you to charge devices. but some devices test for power on pins 2 and 3 as well (well a connection) meaning chargers that are only supplying power on 1 & 4 won't work. the 600 is unfortunately one of these devices. some chargers also supply power on 2 & 3 (or short them out) tricking these fickle gadgets.

you won't harm your 600 by plugging it into a usb charger to see if it works, but watch the screen, if it doesn't go into charge mode you'll just drain your battery away instead.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:54 AM   #7
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I use a universal USB charger to charge most of my devices, but it needs to be of a good quality and give a reasonable output. Some compleax devices need alot of juice to even start charging. I found this one is very good and gives out 5v 1000mA
http://www.porta-charge.co.uk/accessory_1110.html
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USB chargers won't work for Reader, regardless of the current.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:43 AM   #9
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I use a universal USB charger to charge most of my devices, but it needs to be of a good quality and give a reasonable output. Some compleax devices need alot of juice to even start charging. I found this one is very good and gives out 5v 1000mA
http://www.porta-charge.co.uk/accessory_1110.html
And are you saying that it works with the Sony Reader? I would be astonished if it did.
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Angel, it is not a question of amperage but rather some sort of handshaking required on the USB line of Sony e-readers. Without that handshake, or whatever it is, the Sony will ignore incoming power on the USB port.
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Angel, it is not a question of amperage but rather some sort of handshaking required on the USB line of Sony e-readers. Without that handshake, or whatever it is, the Sony will ignore incoming power on the USB port.
not at all true. i use a usb cable with a powerpack charger and it works just fine. it isn't that a handshake is needed but power on the data lines.
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PSP charger will work and can be had for $1.99 on the bay and allow you to read at the same time. I have found that synching will charge me back up really quick fwiw. ymmv.
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Yes, any PSP charger will work just fine.
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