PSP charger voltage/frequency question

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#1 Posted by Bozi7 (2 posts) -
Hello, I am planning to buy a PSP. Sadly, I don't have money for a new one so I'm forced to buy it off eBay (used), and pretty much all of them are from the USA. Now, here is the problem: the USA are using 100-127V / 60 Hz and I'm in Europe - 220-240V / 50 Hz. Can this be a problem, does the charger just transform the electricity, or it doesn't matter at all? Or do I just have to buy a charger for this type of electricity?
#2 Posted by xero_33 (171 posts) -
Hello, I am planning to buy a PSP. Sadly, I don't have money for a new one so I'm forced to buy it off eBay (used), and pretty much all of them are from the USA. Now, here is the problem: the USA are using 100-127V / 60 Hz and I'm in Europe - 220-240V / 50 Hz. Can this be a problem, does the charger just transform the electricity, or it doesn't matter at all? Or do I just have to buy a charger for this type of electricity?Bozi7
got one from the usa and im from the philippines.... we use 220v here... no problems whatsoever.. just make sure u buy psp chargers...
#3 Posted by kimbokasteniv (3892 posts) -
Like Xero said, the psp adapter/charger can be used with voltages ranging from 110-240v, so there will be no problem with that. However, the American plug type is most likely different from your country's. Meaning, you may have to buy/find a different plug end for the adapter (the plug end is detachable from the adapter). Since I don't think they sell the plug end by itself, you may be forced to buy an adapter locally.
#4 Posted by xero_33 (171 posts) -
Like Xero said, the psp adapter/charger can be used with voltages ranging from 110-240v, so there will be no problem with that. However, the American plug type is most likely different from your country's. Meaning, you may have to buy/find a different plug end for the adapter (the plug end is detachable from the adapter). Since I don't think they sell the plug end by itself, you may be forced to buy an adapter locally. kimbokasteniv
yeah.. forgot about that plug.... yeah you may need to find an adapter for your power outlet.. the end cable may be differnt.. but after you plug it in successfully... charge up! there's should be no problem.. just as long you get the original psp charges.. just to be safe.... at least in your country if not from the psp package..
#5 Posted by Bozi7 (2 posts) -
Hehe... I have a PS2, so the AC cable from it will probably work. Thanks :)
#6 Posted by FoxFireJ2 (245 posts) -
I bought my PSP in the USA before I relocated to South Korea. I have plugged my PSP charger into a South Korean 240 volt wall socket and it works fine. As long as the recharger says it can accept up to 240v 50/60hz, then you should be fine.
#7 Posted by Iron_aufschlag (20 posts) -

easy I have sharged mine in the UK, USA,Italy,Germany, All on a German cable.

btw

buy an oversized battery, it's a lifesaver.

#8 Posted by Ociven18 (1 posts) -
Hi zero, im ociven from philippines., pinadalan me ng brother ko ng PSP VITA from USA. Im worried na basta isaksak ang VITA para icharge kasi 220V nga tayo dito sa pinas and sa USA daw is only 110V. Are you 100% sure na hindi sasabog ang VITA Pag sinaksak sa 220V? hindi naba talaga kailangan ang transformer? Just need your healp..thank you. (Sayang kasi pag bumili pa me ng transformer tapos pwede naman na pala sa 220V diba?) ;)