A. You can use your PSP while it is charging though it will take longer to fully charge. I know it's hard but the best thing to do when you get your PSP is to let it charge fully before use. This takes about 2 - 2.5 hours. The power indicator light will turn off when fully charged.Q. I've got my PSP and I really want to play? How long
should I let it charge? Can I play it immediately with the power adaptor?
A. The battery in the PSP is a Lithium-Ion. Li-Ion batteries don't have "memory" like older Ni-Cad batteries. Typically they can be expected to do 1000 full cycles (run flat then recharged). It is best not to run the batteries completely flat more than necessary as this can potentially shorten their life expectancy.Q. I've heard that the battery needs to be maintained in a certain way to ensure optimum performance? What does this mean?
A. Depends on what you're doing.Q. How long does the battery last?
If you're playing games then it is game dependant. The more graphically intense the game, the more power is needed. Also turning the screen brightness and sound volume down will help. If possible play using headphones.
- UMD Movies will generally drain the battery as they constantly access the disc.
- Mp3's will generally get you around ten hours of play time. Remember to turn off the display when not in use by pressing the "Display button"
A. Not really, current reports are that it consumes less than 1 percent of power and tests have confirmed this. Due to this it is in fact better to use the sleep mode rather than shutting your PSP off completely. Resuming the system is much faster than having a complete boot.Q. Does the "Sleep Mode" consume a lot of power?