View Full Version : Review: PSP External Battery Pack

May 1st, 2006, 22:05
PSP External Battery Pack
Manufacturer : PEGA
Site : Buy from Brando (http://videogame.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00016&dept_id=006&cat_id=006)
Price : $13.00

Overview : This is a great substitute if you want to use your PSP even longer without having to spend more money on a spare internal battery.

Specifications :

On/Off switch
LED indicator
Battery : Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Capacity : 1800mAh
Voltage : 3.7V
Size : 79 x 63 x 31 mm
Temperature : 10 C -40 C
Weight : 70gm

Quality/Usability : You would use this item like you would any other electronic device. I charged the item like I would for any device and PSP. There is an indicator light on the external battery pack that lets you know when the pack is done charging. Clipping the pack onto the PSP is fairly simple. Clip the top of the battery pack to the top of the PSP first. Once that is securely in place, clip the bottom of the pack to the bottom of the PSP. Once the pack is in place, plug the adapter into the DC 5v port on the PSP (yellow plug on the bottom right side of the PSP). Once its plugged in, you're ready to use it with extra hours.

Installation :

Clip the extension battery pack to the PSP console tightly and correctly and then plug the power cable into the socket of the console, now you can turn on the power switch to use
You can use the PSP AC adaptor to charge the battery pack and no needing to take it out from the console.
When the battery which capacity is 1800mAh was charged fully (at this time the original battery is not used) it could approximately last 3 hrs gaming.

It takes about 1-2 hours to recharge the battery pack completely. This is approximately the same length of time to charge the PSP itself. Once its fully charged, you get an additional 3 hours of play. Unfortunately, after 20 minutes of play, you will notice that the pack will get slightly hot. Like any other battery operated device, this is normal. So do not be alarmed. It will not blow up or catch on fire.

Only problem with this, it gets in the way of the UMD door. If you need to remove or swap a game, you'll have to remove the battery pack inorder for the UMD door to open.

As for the weight, you'll notice its there but you wont really notice it when you get use to it and when you're so into your game.

Conclusion : If you're in the market for extra hours of gameplay, feel free to give this a shot. This will add an additional 3 hours of play to your PSP. Whats great about this item is that it has an ON/OFF button. You can use the standard internal battery and if it starts to die out on you, just flip the switch on the external battery pack to ON and you're good to go for another 3 hours. Whats also great is that the external battery pack can transfer its energy to the internal battery pack to recharge it. So it kinda acts like a power storage.

For the price of this item ($13), this is a great alternative compared to those internal ones ($35-40). Only bad this is that it blocks the UMD door.

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