A PSP is a portable handheld console that can be carried around and that also means it is wireless and needs to be charged. You must be asking yourself, How to charge my PSP? And come up with only confusion because of the different ways you could.
There are a couple of different ways to charge a PSP, we have written two easy ways to charge the PSP:
1. AC Adapter:
A PSP usually uses a 5V AC Adapter that connects to the yellow port which is located on the button right of your device. To charge, connect to a wall outlet and the other end to your device the power light will blink green and turn to solid orange afterward indicating a proper connection. If the light does not turn orange check the adapter again and if it is plugged in properly. In case you want to replace the adapter make sure it is a 5v one.
In case you want to replace the adapter make sure it is a 5v one. You can charge your PSP for around 4-5 hours for full charging and longer playing sessions.
2. Mini USB:
You can alter the settings on your PSP to charge it with a USB cord rather than an AC adapter if you have some remaining battery. To use USB charging, the PSP must be turned on, even if the appropriate setting is already enabled. This method is unfortunately not supported by the PSP 1000.
How to charge with a mini USB:
Go to the System Settings. To successfully access the system settings and in order to turn on USB Charging, you have to go down in the Settings menu. This option is found in the System Settings menu and allows you to charge through USB. Activate USB Auto Connect. This option is directly underneath the USB Charge in the same menu. Connect the mini USB to the port which is located on the top of your device.
The PSP uses a five-pin Mini USB port. A USB wall adapter can be used to connect this end of the cable to a computer or an electrical outlet. The power light will flash green at first, then turn solid orange to indicate a successful connection. If the light never turns orange, it’s a sign that something is wrong, in that case, double-check the battery pack and connections.
Although this is a good alternative method, AC adapter charging is faster. It will take 5-6 hrs to fully charge your PSP. While using USB charging, games cannot be played.