PSP Charger Specifications
By Grahame Turner
Updated September 22, 2017
Like most battery-powered portable devices, the Sony PSP uses a charging device to recharge your battery. When selecting a PSP charger, you need one that not only fits, but has the right voltage and amperage. If the charger is too powerful, it can damage the battery and the electronic components; too weak, and the device won't function properly. Knowing the specifications of the PSP's charger will help you in choosing the right one.
All PSP chargers work on a range of voltages from 100V to 240V, with alternating current (AC). If you are traveling to a European country, in which the standard voltage is 240V, you don't need to connect the PSP charger to a transformer; it can convert 240V to what it needs.
The charger for the PSP 1001 and PSP 2001 models never changes, but the PSP 3001 uses a different charger. The first two require an output of 2000 miliAmps, or mA (2 amps), while the 3001's charger pumps out 1500 mA (1.5 amps). This goes into the PSP at 5V direct current (DC).
Size and Shape
The charging devices are rectangular, with a PSP-compatible power lead connected directly to one end of the box. The other end has a slot compatible with a wall lead, included with your PSP device. The chargers for the PSP 1001 and 2001 are 1.8 inches by .8 inches by 3 inches, while the 3001 charger is slightly shorter: 1.8 inches by .8 inches by 2.4 inches.
The transforming device weighs slightly less on the 3001 charger, weighing in at 57 grams. The older devices have a heavier charger, at 100 grams.
Grahame Turner has worked as a freelance writer since 2009 and a freelance reporter since 2010 for Wellesley Patch and Jamaica Plain Patch in Massachusetts. He also works part-time as a bookseller at the Northeastern University bookstore. He is a Northeastern University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English.