r/PSP Mar 06 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

Battery Battery Megathread

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Hey everyone. This post will be continually updated until Reddit forces us to make a new one. You will be able to find out which batteries we currently recommend, and which ones to avoid. You can also leave your own experiences in the comments to help contribute. Topics currently covered in this post include Batteries for PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000, Chargers for PSP 1000, 2000, 3000, Go and Go Docks, and Products to Avoid.

Batteries for PSP 1000, 2000, 3000

To answer the question upfront, currently, the best replacement batteries for PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000 are Cameron Sino brand. You should expect to get about 5 hours out of them. Just buy them off Amazon. Ostent is also good but gets slightly fewer hours at around 4. You should avoid Insten brand batteries like the plague, most of those being sold are New Old stock meaning they are sealed products that have been sitting on a shelf for about 10 years. EBL is also bad, but nowhere near as much as Insten. Keep in mind using these batteries in a 1000 may result in the battery Door being unable to close with the stock battery cover.

That should answer the question for about 90% of you. If you guys would like more information and would like to learn slight changes we made in the subreddit in the last 2 weeks concerning this issue, you can go ahead and read on.

First off I want to say sorry for not getting this posted two weeks ago, I had all this information already but have been dealing with some IRL stuff. Sorry, I dropped the ball.

So about 2 weeks ago I decided to start seriously addressing this situation given the sheer amount of battery-related posts we get in here on a daily basis. The main change you've probably noticed already is that u/dcs28 added a new tag titled "Battery" that gets applied to any post about batteries. This is so battery posts are all in a nice neat category for people to search through if they need more help. This was a temporary fix until this particular post was made. However, the new tag is likely to stay as it is convenient.

The following information comes from a test that was conducted by u/pspguru a few months ago.

The Test was conducted with three batteries from each brand: EBL, Ostent, and Cameron Sino. These were tested in a PSP 1000 and 3000 using the PSP Battery Timer) plugin. These tests were performed under the following conditions:

  • Maximum Brightness
  • Screen dimming off in PSP settings (screen always stays on)
  • Clockspeed set to 333mhz
  • WLAN switch off

Here are the results:

EBL

2 Batteries lasted about 3 1/2 hrs give or take 15 minutes

1 Battery was faulty

Ostent

Batteries lasted 4 to 4 1/2 hours

Cameron Sino

Batteries lasted 4 1/2 to 5 hours

As you can see Cameron Sino is the best with Ostent not being too bad either. EBL's quality can be iffy and doesn't last as long, but it isn't outright terrible.

Obviously, this test is not perfect and doesn't cover everything but it still gives us a good idea of the best battery for the PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000. Currently, we don't have info on Batteries for any other models like the Go, Street etc. This post will continually be updated via feedback left here and on posts in the Battery Tag. If you have any info or would like to share your experiences, please leave it in the comments below.

I also asked PSPGuru for his opinion on Insten Batteries. Here is his response:

https://preview.redd.it/68xpbc1wiml81.png?width=227&format=png&auto=webp&s=555b02092393fedf8acb1ce25b7ad24f4ed02baf

I know most of you already know Insten batteries are generally terrible, but hopefully this will hammer the point home for anybody considering them.

So, if we were aware of this for a while, why is the information just now being released? Outside of the 2-week delay due to things going on in my personal life, there was also a concern about scalpers/ resellers buying out stock, causing scarcity and prices to rise. However, we determined that these batteries are still being produced, meaning stock will just be replaced if they are bought up.

Here's a few more relevant Links that may be able to help you out with anything not listed here:

Battery Guide from a few years ago by u/FeistyTurnover2. Some info might be outdated but it's got lots of other info. Here's some topics it covers that are not mentioned on this post:

  • Dead Batteries
  • Reviving a Battery
  • Battery expansions (Big Battery Mod)
  • Pandora Batteries

Keep in mind, we currently don't have any hard info on PSP E1000 (Street) or PSP Go Batteries. You can help the community out by looking into them yourselves, sharing what you know, or pointing us to a battery post we may have missed with relevant info.

Hopefully, this will make the PSP more welcoming to newcomers as one of the major issues has been addressed. And remember, you can always opt to gut the UMD Drive and do a big Battery Mod.

Chargers for PSP 1000, 2000, 3000, Go and Go Docks.

So this is really simple. Just look up PSP-380 and PSP-100. Those chargers are OEM and are still fairly abundant and cheap, and Work on PSP 1000, 2000, 3000 and the Go Dock. I currently Don't own a Street so I do not know if they are compatible. They do not work on the PSP Go itself, just the Dock.

Now the PSP Go has its own charger. The OEM Model is PSP-N100. They're harder to come by than the others, sorry I don't have a better answer for this currently.

This charger section really needs help from the community, so if you have any that work, feel free to recommend them in the comments below.

Products to Avoid

This section is largely based on Feedback from user comments on this post. Thank you! That being said take everything here with a grain of salt. Users that contributed to each entry are credited below the entry title.

Batmax 2Pcs PSP-2000 Battery + LED Dual USB Charger

contributed by u/CountClaw

Amazon Listing

This appears to be New Old Stock, or just really poor quality. Batteries typically arrive dead and non-charging. The chargers themselves don't work, and can wreck other batteries. Avoid at all costs.

Update Log:

3/6/2022

-Initial Post

3/18/2022

-Added some specific information regarding PSPGuru's Battery Testing Conditions that was retrieved by u/jlnxr

-Fixed some of the post formattings so it's easier to read

8/14/2022

-Changed every misspelled instance of Osten to Ostent as pointed out by u/tuura032

9/15/2022

-Added Section Titles

-Added the Charger Section

-Added Products to Avoid Section

-Added Batmax Dual USB Charger to Products to Avoid Section


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