Can a Firewire Cable....

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Apr 10, 2008

Can a Firewire Cable.... by SavageWaffle at 12:03 AM (1,412 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. SavageWaffle
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    Can a firewire cable(4 pin, image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:FireWire_cables.jpg) charge a PSP? Because, im about to get a PSP from a good friend of mine, but wont include charger because he says he lost it. So instead of buying a charger for $15(cause i have better things to spend) can i charge the PSP with a 4 PIN FIREWIRE Cable? Just found it lying around, decided to use it. Can i also transfer files while im charging it? Like photos, music, etc. This is for a OLD PSP, meaning the fat PSP. And will a 4 pin fit? You can see a demonstration of the 4pin firewire cable on the link i posted.
     
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    Haha, have you even seen the top of a PSP? It won't even fit.
     
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    Actually didn't get the PSP just yet, getting it tomorrow =O. So it wont fit?
     
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    No chance. Aside from the physical characteristics of the connectors being completely different, the voltages are different as well - 30 volts over FireWire compared to the 5v USB or the PSP charger puts out. Also, only the Slim-and-Lite revamped PSP supports USB charging, not the Old-and-Fat version.
     
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    Aw, so the only way i can charge the Fat PSP is to buy the charger? And will it work with the new slim charger?(not sure if its differnt)
     
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    Afraid so. The chargers are the same for both versions, to my knowledge, and you can pick them up on eBay for well under $15.
     
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    im thinking of just buying it at walmart to somthing. Don't trust ebay, after my brother got sacmmed(a fake 2gb ipod nano) i never trusted eBay. And i dont want to wait another 2 months to get a freaken lawsuit moving. Just rather goto walmart and actually but the real version, not the fake chienses versions.
     
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    Unlike any DS or GBA model, PSP uses a standard connector. Which means the right generic power supply should work.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     

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