With all of my gadgets, I have a proliferation of AC adapters and chargers. You should see the floor next to my nightstand – I need a power strip just to plug everything in. And whenever I travel, I have to take it with me.
So I was pleased to notice that the extra AC adapter I have for my old HP iPAQs is the same plug type and output rating (5V, 2000mA) as the AC adapter for my new Sony PSP. I just tried it, and sure enough, it fits perfectly, and charges the battery. One less adapter to carry when I travel, now.
Actually, that adapter will work with and power several of my gadgets, now. I use it to charge my Dell Axim x50v Pocket PC, too. The plug is compatible, and while the original Dell adapter has a little higher output (5.4V, 2400mA), the iPAQ adapter fits and charges my x50v just fine. I’m not going to try using the more powerful Dell adapter on the PSP yet, though. Too afraid to break my new toy.
So now, when we travel, I can take one adapter to power my x50v, my PSP, and my wife’s iPAQ 3650. Nice!
Disclaimer – you’re probably violating your warranty and taking your life in to your own hands or something if you use anything but the OEM adapter to charge any of your devices. I’m not responsible for any electrical fires, melted plastic, or fried gadgets that result from playing AC adapter mix and match. You’ve been warned.