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PSP Slim USB Charger Plugin
Written by Chris Swindle    Saturday, 29 September 2007


Those of you that have tried out Sony's version of the USB charge feature are probably a litle bit dissapointed that you are unable to charge the PSP whenever the PSP is plugged in. Well now you dont need to be as we have developed a plugin which allows the PSP to charge whenever the PSP Slim is connected using USB.

 Download UsbSlimCharge.zip
File Size:3.87 Kb

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Angelo said:

  Very good!
September 29, 2007

RJ said:

  NIce , thanks for this plugin great job smilies/cool.gif
September 29, 2007

MegaMafiosa said:

  Does This work when the psp is off?
Good Work Guys! smilies/grin.gif
September 29, 2007

Ketchup said:

  just a question, why do you not use sceKernelGetModel() (of DA's sdk) to ensure that you're on SLim ?

btw, good job smilies/smiley.gif
September 29, 2007

jas0nuk said:

  Thanks for this ! smilies/smiley.gif
September 29, 2007

The Master said:

  for a piece of info this will not work on fat psp's.
September 29, 2007

Thargalt said:

  Thanks a lot for this plugin !
But can you do a version where we charge de psp on a usb/sector adaptator ?

Thanks a lot noobz !
September 29, 2007

eXogan said:

  I tried it on my fat PSP and I went to battery information and it said "Charging" but the the power light was green. Strange isn't it?
September 29, 2007

Ebi said:

  Great Work.
Only this.
September 29, 2007

Alex Atkin UK said:

  Does this definitely work okay?

I know I have problems charging a PSP classic using a USB to PSP cable as 500mA isn't enough to power the PSP AND charge the battery at the same time. It ends up flipping between charging and not charging all the time as the PSP power usage varies. I only dare use that cable when the PSP is not in use for fear that constant flipping will wear out the battery or even break the charging circuit somehow. I will probably convert it to use 2 USB ports to get the full 1A to solve the problem.

I'm curious though, how does the slim PSP solve this problem as surely it only uses 1 USB port for charging? Does it just naturally draw so much less power that its not an issue anymore? One would think if it DID then Sony would have been happy to allow it to charge ALL the time USB is plugged in. The only logical reason not to do that is if it still suffers the above problem.
September 29, 2007

XArt said:

  I have a Fat PSP and charge by USB port even when using it, even using the USB port accessing the ms from the Mac/PC, so Slim PSP should have no issues doing the same, just a Sony issue not a PSP issue.

They just like to enable stuff on updated firmware to make it look good I bet.
CFW still years ahead than offical firmware.
September 29, 2007

NorthernFusion said:

  Sonii's usbcharge function was one of the things that dissapointed about the slim.
So thanks for fixing this for us. The scene doing Sonii's job again.

Suggestion for "next release" if...:
It would be great if it had an on/off function, hotkeys perhaps, or if it could work with the xmb usb charge on/off.
Will it not cause extra strain too the battery if it gets small charges every now and then, when its plugged in?
September 29, 2007

Kurian said:

  I have the same doubt as above..
September 29, 2007

Emeriastone said:

  It's good that someone has recognized a good feature, and a feature that Sony should have included with the PSP slim when it came out. No one wants to watch their psp charge via USB, they want to play while it charges. Silly Sony. Anyway, thanks, I've been in your debt ever since the 1st GTA eloader. You guys are great.
September 29, 2007

Emeriastone said:

  It's good that someone has recognized a good feature, and a feature that Sony should have included with the PSP slim when it came out. No one wants to watch their psp charge via USB, they want to play while it charges. Silly Sony. Anyway, thanks, I've been in your debt ever since the 1st GTA eloader. You guys are great.
September 29, 2007

Alex Atkin UK said:

  Well all I can say is my FAT PSP DEFINATELY has charging issues over USB using only a single USB port because it draws too much of the power when playing games. You can see the light go green whenever it uses a lot of power then back to orange. Often it flickers between the two as the power usage is varying. If I leave it turned off or use the official charger, its fine.
September 29, 2007

spammer said:

  smilies/cool.gif smilies/shocked.gif smilies/shocked.gif smilies/angry.gif smilies/cheesy.gif smilies/cheesy.gif smilies/smiley.gif smilies/smiley.gif smilies/wink.gif smilies/angry.gif smilies/kiss.gif
September 29, 2007

mezo said:

  could u make it for old psp?
September 29, 2007

Junior said:

  PSP Slim USB Charger Plugin people not for the fat psp smilies/cry.gif
September 30, 2007

Veskgar said:

  This is a great release. This is why Noobz is so great. Really making some cool contributions to the PSP homeberw scene. I don't know what SONY was thinking by having the PSP Slim & Lite only charge when it is inoperable in "USB Connection" status. Thanks for keeping the future of the PSP homebrew scene alive with releases for the Slim & Lite.

Long live Team Noobz.
September 30, 2007

Kkash said:

  thank for everything these last few weeks
September 30, 2007

Kkash said:

  smilies/grin.gif thank you guys
September 30, 2007

Alex Atkin UK said:

  "I don't know what SONY was thinking by having the PSP Slim & Lite only charge when it is inoperable in "USB Connection" status."

Probably what I explained above. I do not believe it charges properly while powered on because most of the 500mA is used for powering the PSP leaving very little to none left over to charge the battery.
September 30, 2007

Chris Swindle said:

  Alex Atkin: The PSP Slim by default only charges when in USB mode, hence it will only charge the PSP when it is using the USB bus. As the PSP does not run directly on the USB power it always feeds the battery which then feeds the PSP even if it is a low current it will still help extend the battery power. So as they designed the Slim to charge like I do not think you need to worry and I certainly do not find that it bounces between charge and not charging with either PC or USB mains adapted.
September 30, 2007

Sashimi said:

  I suppose this is the right place to give feedback about this plugin so I hope the author(s) of it read(s) these comments smilies/smiley.gif

I noticed a few things:

1) When the plugin is enabled and the PSP Slim is usb-plugged, in the "System settings / Battery information" screen it still says:
Hours left: flickers uselessly between 0:00 and any an approximate time left if there was no usb-charging going on
Power Source: Battery
Battery Status: In use

Shouldn't it be displaying:
Hours left: -
Power Source: External
Battery Status: Charging

2) When the PSP is charging through USB using this plug-in, shouldn't it inhibit the firmware's feature automatically powering off the PSP after the lap of time defined in the Power Saving Settings?. Currently, even when charging up, my PSP (e.g with 5min idle-before-shutting-down set) shuts down at the set idle time, cutting off the USB-charging (the orange power LED switches off completely).

3) Following 2), if the PSP was charging through USB using the plug-in, then auto-switched off, and I switch the PSP back on again (USB is still plugged in), the battery indicator on the screen doesn't start flickering again. I don't know if this is a gfx bug, or if the plug-in didn't enable usb-charging again. I am not sure how the plug-in works, but maybe it should now and then check again if the usb cable is plugged in or not (or at least when the plug-in prx was just loaded), instead of just hooking the and events.

Hope my feedback is not too much noobish. Thx for the wonderful work you all do smilies/smiley.gif

Thx for the wonderful work !

September 30, 2007

Chris Swindle said:

  Sashimi: Here are the responses (and yes I am reading smilies/wink.gif). The main reason that the graphical glitches and stuff like that are due to the fact that Sony did not code the VSH to handle the charging of the PSP via the USB as it does not officially support it. The main thing that you should base the charging status on is the charging LED, once it is fully charged it will turn back to green.
September 30, 2007

Sashimi said:

  Swindle > I am honored to get a answer from the Mr. Author himself smilies/grin.gif
Just to say in my 3) I forgot to mention that when powering on after a auto-power-saving powering-off, the LED does not turn orange but rather just simply green. Basically, I think that powering on after an auto-power-off has occured doesn't activate auto usb-charging via the plug-in again. Could someone else try this out please ?

Thx again for the work.
September 30, 2007

Gcen said:

I had my slim auto power off then boot back up yes it does not re-enable usb charging but remove the USB cable then plug it back in and then it works again.
October 01, 2007

ICEy said:

  hey thought id let you guys know this breaks chotto shot.
October 01, 2007

Squirrel said:

  Thanks for this great plugin, finally the USB charging works as expected. When I first tried my Slim, I was wondering if it was broken because USB charging didn't work. I had to read the manual to discover the peculiar way Sony coded it.

However, there's one drawback. As ICEy already mentioned and as I discovered today, the Gocam doesn't work when the VSH plugin is enabled. I didn't test the GAME plugin, but I guess it doesn't mess up the cam, unless you're using the GoEdit soft.
October 01, 2007

Sashimi said:

  ICEy: yes, I was about to make a notice about this issue smilies/smiley.gif Sometimes, the "camera" feature in the XMB freezes the whole psp while loading. I haven't figured exactly when (i'd have to try pluging in the chottocam before enabling the plug-in, doing it also the other way round, etc.)
October 01, 2007

Squirrel said:

  Dark_AleX seems to have fixed it in 3.71 M33-2, although I didn't test it yet. Someone reported the GPS was working with USB charching enabled.
October 03, 2007

Hey said:

  Hey guys, i wanted to let you know that this product seems to give you the same feeling over the fat psp as you have with the slim, except you dont have the luxury of having any kind of usb cord at your disposal to recharge.
October 05, 2007

summer said:

  how to get a psp to charge without a charger
October 07, 2007

RLJSlick said:

  Sorry guys ahead of time, I'm new here and trying to use the USB Charger plugin. It tell me to move seplugins/UsbSlimCharge.prx to ms0:/seplugins but I can't find this folder, I assumed it was on the memory card but I think I'm a noob and missing something. Can you noobz help?
October 13, 2007

atheris2101 said:

  Someone should port the game "Avernum" to psp.
or atleast "Exile 2 crystal souls" cause there both open source and would make an awsome addition to psp homebrew.
there at spiderweb softwares website.
plz!! that'd be the best game to have on psp.
October 15, 2007

Snigel said:

  Does not work together with Firmware Extender 1.81's USB-streaming. Charging goes fine, USB-streaming goes to just a black screen. Strangely it doesn't help by disabling this plugin, I need to remove the files for USB-streaming to start working.
The USB-charging did not have any issues though, seemed to work just fine.
October 31, 2007

boob lover said:

  I have psp 3.52 M33 wud it work with it?

Ps: i love ya mam's titties smilies/grin.gif
October 31, 2007

Chris Swindle said:

  boob, the title of the program may give a hint as to if it will work on your PSP, as it is just for the PSP slim/lite (due to different hardware and sony adding the option to the lite). Hence as 352 is not compatible with the lite then the answer is no you will not be able to use it.
November 03, 2007

sylv3r said:

  The plugin doesn't seem to be working for me. Am using CFW 3.71 m33
I activated the plugin via the recovery menu, set my PSP slim to USB mode and still nothing.
My battery meter went from 2 bars to zip.

Any help would be appreciated
November 14, 2007

SrEnigma said:

  Great work but I have a question

My PSP Slim has CFW 3.71 M33-3 and when I have enabled USB charging in Recovery Menu the PSP charge the battery correctly (without your plugin) when I play game, listen music and so forth. Therefore, I think that this plugin is not needed for my case. Or am I mistaken?
November 17, 2007

cyclonus002 said:

November 19, 2007

ambpc.net said:

  I dont under stand the read me.
could some one email me an easyer one
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November 22, 2007

genevieve said:

  i tried plugging the usb plug into my psp but it just does not want to charge????.
November 24, 2007

HOI said:

  Try to enable the plugin XD
December 10, 2007

jaz said:

  i cant find this ms0:/seplugins/ folder anyway on my psp slim. any ideas?
December 12, 2007

boohoo said:

  my psp slim charges w/USB, weird huh ._.
this is for teh people who dont know how to use recovery mod. still a good plug-in.
December 13, 2007

qwertypsp1 said:

  yea i dont understand the readme too.

move seplugins/UsbSlimCharge.prx to ms0:/seplugins

where the hell is ms0:/seplugins lol. smilies/cry.gif smilies/cry.gif
December 13, 2007

GG said:

  Its the root of your memory stick smilies/smiley.gif ie make a folder (if it doesnt exist) called seplugins on you mem stick in the upermost level of it... its root directory. smilies/kiss.gif
December 17, 2007

qwertypsp1 said:

  ok, thanks alot man.
so i just create a folder in the root called seplugins and put it there.
and what does "update game.txt and vsh.txt" mean ? smilies/undecided.gif

oh btw, root folder is in memory card right and not in flash0 right?
in the memory card where the iso, music, psp and other options are?

sry, just want to be sure as i dont want anything to go wrong and thanks for ur help smilies/smiley.gif

readme :
"Copy seplugins/UsbSlimCharge.prx to ms0:/seplugins/ and update game.txt and vsh.txt
(there is a version in the ZIP with just this plugin in if you do not have any
December 19, 2007

CarBoyCam said:

  Take the UsbSlimCharge.prx, place it in the "seplugins" folder, then edit vsh.txt, game.txt, and pops.txt to include the following line of text inside them:


Don't delete any of the other stuff in the txt file, just put the above text on a new line.
January 01, 2008

Intrasoft Guy said:

  There is also a USB cable that has two ends, one mini usb for communication with the PSP and one that connects to the power inlet and charges your psp
January 15, 2008

Wycked said:

  Seems to me the only type of mini-USB charger you have to worry about damaging the system is the type that plug directly into the wall, like the charger for the Razr phones. I tried it once, and the menus ran at super-speed, and the disc started spinning like it was trying to go back in time. Regular USB cables to a PC should work just fine.
January 21, 2008

stickman said:

  Hi there,

I have 3.71-m33-2 - and by default I have the possibility to enable usb charging, but it does nothing...so I tried the plug-in you've provided, but I have the same for some reason it does not charge at all...
No Ideasmilies/sad.gif
January 21, 2008

Review said:

  With the new firmware the USB charge works great. Even if it doesn't say its charging it is. I also tested it by playing Tekken online with a friend while the USB was plugged in (and the plugin was enabled). We played for 3 hours, I had already used the PSP for about 4 hours before, then I had a 2 hour trip back home and played Tekken and listened to some tunes. By the time I got home, one of the battery bars was gone.

Before this pluging we played tekken online for about 2-3 hours and it would completely drain my battery. So this is totally awesome. And if you go to battery information and leave it there for a few minutes, you'll see that the charge (and the time left) increases.
February 07, 2008

sartaj said:

  how to charge psp when it is off without the charger via usb cable i have 3.71-m33-2 plzzz can some one tell me i tried to charge my psp but it is not charging it is switched off plzzz tell me......i don't have a charger
February 08, 2008

Windydude21 said:

  hey is this compatible with a fat PSP with Custom Firmware 3.52 M33 by any chnce??????????????
February 10, 2008

NIghtcrwlr said:

  Has anyone tested this on the 3.90 M33 Firmware????
February 21, 2008


February 23, 2008

Vicious560 said:

  It didnt work 4 my psp slim 2001 did I do something wrong I put it in seplugins, I enabled it I even toggled usb on and it still died on me when I tried 2 charge it... What am I supposed 2 do?
February 27, 2008

Wolf Akela said:

  Seems to work for 3.71 M33-4. My charge level went up.
March 01, 2008

need more 411 said:

  do i need to have "Charge battery when USB cable plugged" enabled in the M33 recovery menu for it to work????
March 06, 2008

chewbaka zac said:

  my big brother got new psp 2day and i cant charge the psp (slim) with the usb thingy and its battery is all the way uncharged way i do?
March 11, 2008

TiNkO said:

  ArGGG Me MaTeY ArGGG Me N00bz! You really are a bunch of pathetic idiots but you are the best smilies/cheesy.gif
March 19, 2008

0wned4life said:

  Hey chewbaka do you know about CFW? well if you don't you or your bro needs CFW(custom firmware) to use this feature. 3.60 and 3.71 m33 CFW's will work fine with this one i think.
March 29, 2008

Fadil Khan said:

  I have the m33 custom firmware on my psp, so i extracted the file, and created a folder on my psp called seplugins. Then i went into the recovery mode and enabled both plugins. VSH and GAME.

Then i went back into my psp and plugged in the mini usb end into the psp.

NOTE: The cable is connected to my computer.

What do i do next. The light is not changing color.

Please help.
April 10, 2008

Logan said:

  hey . . . alright i got a question and please answer it cause I just need to know. Alright. When u download this file what software or program do u have to have to run it?
April 29, 2008

Logan said:

  wait nevermind new question lol. what folder do u put it in when u download the file
April 29, 2008

Summer said:

  Couple of question about USB charging:-

A USB port provides 500mA & the official sony wall charger provides 2000mA

How does this affect the charge time?
Is ok to charge the PSP with the lower 500mA?
May 04, 2008

m4rc3lo said:

  My power led switch to Orange, but the external power on battery info or the battery icon does not change
my psp is broken?
May 05, 2008

Patrick S said:

  can i charge a fat psp through a USB??
May 15, 2008

Anton_432 said:

  How do you install it?
May 15, 2008

Atsuko Loneidokai said:

  How do you get these files on to the psp itself? Do i use the psp's internet browser?
June 01, 2008

Atsuko Loneiodkai said:

  Also, i cannot access Recovery mode. I've tried many times only to face more dissappointment. I have held R down as the system was booting up more times than i can count. I also have made sure that the system was completely shut down before i do this. What do i have to do?
June 01, 2008

bla2sheep said:

  i have a psp slim...but my psp slim cant charge via usb....althought i enable in recovery mode n the system setting there....i m using 3.90m33...n the plugin also din function for my psp
June 02, 2008

Alex said:

  I am kinna having a problem with this - how do u know that the battery is trully charging off of this because - the little battery in the right corner is not blinking the powersource is still battery only - can someone help me - I enabled the plug in in the boot menu but nothing from that point on. On th txt files that I was suppoce to edit this is what it says ms0:/seplugins/UsbSlimCharge.prx and at the end there is this symbol with two lines ||

June 04, 2008

blahblah said:

  I have the folder in "seplugin" with the text added to the two txt files.

The light is green when I exit USB mode, not orange. Is it still charging though?
July 22, 2008

Av31 said:

You are the BESTTTTT!!!
I support you 100% *ads
THanks alot for this plugin
July 29, 2008

spence928 said:

  hey how do i actually get the plugin yo work???? plz help
August 10, 2008

spence928 said:

  hey if my psp battery is already dead can i still make it work??? help
August 10, 2008

Alan G said:

  Hi people, I need someone with brains, can any one tell me how I can charge throught the USB port from a 5 volt car charger, do I need to eath a pin or two, any thouhgt would be greatly aprecaited
August 11, 2008

dan83m said:

  mm dont work on my psp slim , i got cf 4.01 m33-2

when i put the usb , the battery dont make any flash , dotns ign that it will be recharge
August 11, 2008

no said:

  it did not wrk 4 me
August 12, 2008

amateru said:

  I have CFW 4.01 MIG33-2 in my Phat PSP
installed the thingy and enabled both for in-game and VSH
but it didn't work.. smilies/sad.gif
Must b cuz of my CFW? or cuz it's Phat? smilies/cry.gif
August 17, 2008

ct said:

  this plugin doesn't work under 4.01 m33-2 smilies/shocked.gif
August 18, 2008

chrono said:

  Someone plz help me, it won't work, I copied the seplugins folder to my psp root and enabled it in recovery mode, but it still didn't work, PLEASE HELP! Im using 3.90 m33-3
August 18, 2008

Sausjd said:

  Can you use this on fat?

September 01, 2008

noobest said:

  does this works on version 3.80 m-33 5 or higher .. cause i did everything u told me to...

have the m33 custom firmware on my psp, so i extracted the file, and created a folder on my psp called seplugins. Then i went into the recovery mode and enabled both plugins. VSH and GAME.

Then i went back into my psp and plugged in the mini usb end into the psp.

went into usb mode... colour on the led was orange but the battery is not blinkling
waited for a while then battery dead...
September 05, 2008

Soulty said:

  Followed the instructions to the word, but I think its not compatible with CFW 4.01 m33-2. not working for me.
Thanks for the plugin tho!
September 19, 2008

? said:

  without this plug-in the slim charges when you connect to the usb. why is that?
October 03, 2008

jdmpike said:

  Anyone looking into getting this plugin working on CFW 4.01 m33-2? This is definitely something that would be very helpful!
October 10, 2008

?? said:

  hi, ive downloaded the plug in but my computer does not recognize the file. then ive tried downloading the suitable program to run the file but i wasnt able to fing one. please help.
December 09, 2008

Chinks said:

  I recently got a car USB charger, but the slim psp3000 fails to recognise/charge ? Anyone have the same problem?
December 12, 2008

hanz said:

  Where i must put this file ?? ive tried put it at ISO, and Saved Data Utility.. its a corrupted file..

my PSP ver3.90 M33
December 23, 2008

Eds said:

  Does this allow me to charge my PSP when it is OFF or completely out of battery?
January 24, 2009

cheeno said:

  does this work for the 5.01 Firmware?? becoz im wonderin that if its charging, should'nt the BATTERY INFORMATION display an increase of CHARGE LEVEL?? bcoz its going lower and lower the longer its plugged on my USB... Hope i get an answer early... and is it just a graphical glitch or the real thing that it isnt charging.. although the LED is orange.. just wondering... THANK YOU!
February 24, 2009

heny said:

  why it isnt working for me?
- psp slim
- 5.01 m33-6
and I already activated it in the recovery window..
February 26, 2009

henry pick said:

cfw 5.00

charge level 100%
hours left changing

though the color of the led is green it seems to be charging? am i right?

February 28, 2009

Cr@zY said:

  I went through this whole list of comments and there's only one thing to say... PLEASE CLOSE THIS THREAD... TOO MANY NOOBS AROUND!!!!!

Just keep the file available for download!!
March 02, 2009

The man said:

  thank you you are the best
March 19, 2009

Dallas said:

  how do i charge my psp through a usb cable
March 31, 2009

from turkey said:

  i'm not sure about "playing game" and "charging" same time without this plugin. but i set it up. and i'm playing game from ms, and my psp is charging same time. thank you.


cfw 3.90 m33-3

Battery Information:
Hours Left 0:00'
Power Source Battery
Battery Status In Use

Power Light:
constant, red
April 09, 2009

jojojojo said:

  does the psp have to be turned on for this to work
April 19, 2009

muhammad said:

  how do i download the psp slim downgrader on what folder should put in&
May 02, 2009

DavidG said:

  I think there is something wrong, i have a 5.00 m33-6 CFW

The LED turn Orange

but the hours and percentage always drop

is it suppose to be like that?

i need a perfect readme

thank you
May 19, 2009

DarthJohn said:

  does it work on a darth vader psp???
June 17, 2009

DanteBOY said:

  my battery is dead..will this work??
June 30, 2010

Tgi123tgi123 said:

  i have a special wire i got with my psp 1000 and it has a usb splitting into two wires. a micro usb for the top and a wire th charge my psp smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif
June 30, 2010

Saber said:

  not working on 5.00-M336 must of copy the prx code wrong
July 02, 2010

boey said:

  smilies/sad.gif my psp is dead will that still work
July 15, 2010

Darklite said:

  Hey, can someone fix it so that it runs on 5.50 GEN on a SLIM?
Thanks in advance.
July 20, 2010

markp said:

  my psp wont charge in usb mode
July 27, 2010

DEX Sonic said:

  i dont know what anybody here is talking about but i have a psp slim too but i have no problems at all when i charge it in usb mode. smilies/tongue.gif
August 12, 2010

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