This is a easy step-by-step tutorial (for n00bs) for making a PSP USB Charger using the easily available materials…
Note: Follow the procedure properly or you may end up with a Malfunctioned PSP (And I won’t be responsible for it :P )
- Any USB Cable
- PSP Car Charger ( we need its charging end)
- Wire Stripper
- Insulation Tape/Electrical Tape
- Solder Gun & Solder Wire (optional)
- From the PSP Car Charger, cut out the charging pin or take any pin that fits in the PSP’s charging port.
- Take any USB Cable and leave the end that you plug-in to your PC, and cut off the other end.
- Strip off the outer covering of both the wires. In the piece of wire that you had taken from the PSP Car Charger (or just the wire with the charging pin), you’ll find a central wire/inner wire (power) and a wire surrounding the central wire/outer wire (earth). Twist the inner wire and the outer wire and make sure that they don’t touch each other.
- In the stripped USB Cable, you’ll find 4 wires. The red one is +5volts and the others are ground and data wires. Strip off all the 4 wires and twist the 3 wires (data + ground, except the red wire) together, and twist the red wire too.
- Join the red wire with the inner/central wire and twist it, and join the rest of the 3 wires with the outer wire of the charger and twist that.
- Solder the previously joined wires (optional) and cover them with the insulating/electrical tape.
- Congrats! Your USB PSP Charger is ready…plug it to your nearest avilable USB port to test it out :D
Update: Instead of connecting the data wires (green/blue/white) with the ground wire (black/brown) in the USB Cable and then connecting them to the ground wire of the PSP Charger’s cable, cut the data wires in the USB Cable, leave them intact and just connect the ground wire of the USB Cable with the ground wire of the PSP Charger.
Now you can charge your PSP wherever there’s a USB Port!