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PS3 Induction Charging Pad with Charging Module Clips - Standard Edition

Platform : PlayStation 3
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0036VSCTG
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.1 x 5.1 cm ; 499 g
  • Release Date: June 7 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,794 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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PS3 Induction Charging Pad with charging module clips

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Perfect charging pad for two DS3 controllers. I actually find that I prefer having the battery packs on the controllers than without.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a2430c0) out of 5 stars Charging couldn't be any easier Jan. 24 2011
By Paul Gifford - Published on
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There isn't much information online about this charging system, but I took a small risk and ordered it anyway. I'm glad I did...this is a great little system and is easy and convenient to use.

In the box you get the charging mat, an AC adapter, and two charging clips. The charging clip plugs into the USB port on the PS3 controller and has a spring-loaded arm that hooks on to the bottom of the controller, between the thumb sticks. The clip doesn't get in the way at all - my fingers don't touch it when I'm playing. My hands are average-sized for a man - if you've got gargantuan paws you might notice the clip but it won't hinder play.

Once the clips are inserted in the controllers, plug in the mat and drop the controllers on it. You'll hear a satisfying click as magnets pull the controllers to the mat. The 4 lights on the controllers will start to blink indicating that charging is taking place. That is all there is to it...this takes 2 minutes, tops.

So how does the mat work? It uses induction charging. The base produces a rapidly-changing magnetic field which creates a current in the receiver on the controller. The receiver is connected to the USB port so the current charges the battery. This method means the mat is safe to touch. The metal stripes on the mat are not electrified and present no hazard. The magnetic field is not very strong - this is why the controllers have to sit on the mat. It's also why the mat can be placed next to the PS3 without damaging the PS3's hard drive (I keep my mat next to my PS3 and have had no trouble)

Charging doesn't seem to take any longer than it does using a USB cable which is a nice surprise. Induction charging often charges at a slower rate.

My only gripe about this product is the length of the AC adapter cord. It's about 5' long which may sound like a lot but I keep my PS3 and mat on the top shelf of the entertainment center. I had to use an extension cord to plug in the adapter. This wasn't enough for me to dock a star from the review.

One last note: it's safe to leave the controllers on the mat all the time. The controller has built-in protection against overcharging. That's why you can plug the controller into a USB port and not worry about it overcharging. Once the lights stop blinking then the controller is charged and can sit happily on the mat awaiting your next gaming session.

I'm glad to be free of USB cables. I know my controllers will always be fully charged when I'm ready to game, and as an added bonus I know where I can find my controllers now. The kids weren't very good about putting the controllers away after using them but for some reason they're good about putting them on the mat.

I expect this will be a reliable system - there are no moving parts, nothing to plug in (after the initial assembly) or unplug. Just charge, game, and repeat.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a2432e8) out of 5 stars Easy Charging Feb. 24 2011
By Robert J. Smith Jr. - Published on
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I had a couple of the cradle chargers before and I was constantly wrestling to get the controllers to plug into them. This is so much easier to use as all you need to do is sit the controller down on it, in any position as long as it is facing up.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a24354c) out of 5 stars PS3 Must be on & Intec Customer Service lacked knowledge on product Feb. 3 2011
By Mildewman - Published on
I purchased this for the PS3 my son got for Christmas. Great concept (the idea of charging without plugging / un plugging - simply placing something on a mat - is good), but ours did not work as we had hoped. Strangely, when the clip was in and the controller placed on mat, it did not charge UNLESS the PS was still on. I guess the charger did technically work, but did not meet our desires to charge with the PS3 turned off.

Called Intec, and after being disconnected on the first call, the second call got me a human who only read from the manual. I asked if he was familiar with the product more than just the manual, and he was not.... He did say he *thought* it should charge independently of the PS3, as it was not connected to the actual PS3... I knew that - that was why I called...

I returned the Intec charger (plus one Amazon returns) and ordered the Power Stand Charger for PS3 hesitantly, wondering if the problem may be with the controller itself. The Power A charger arrived tonight (plus one for Amazon Prime)and successfully charged the controller with the PS3 off, as one would assume it should.

Maybe I received a bad one, or maybe it requires the PS3 to be on. Intec could not be sure, and no one has (as of yet) replied to my question about it here. Interestingly, I have read other reviews on induction chargers, and they DO seem less reliable...

The one star rating is based not only on the product not working as I had hoped, but also for Intec's lack of knowledgeable support. Note that Intec has NO web page other than a phone number to call. Not very reassuring. Then head over to Power A's web site. Compare the two web sites and my experience with each if you are unsure what to buy. Also, compare the warranty length. I just wanted my son to have the simple "drop and charge" convenience, but the Power A charger is *almost* as simple (it has a clip as well, so you still avoid the wear and time of plugging / unplugging), and well worth removing the charging headache the Intec gave me. Convenience s nothing if it does not work.

I am off to write a more positive review for the Power A Charger, which another reviewer there has noted IS an officially licensed PS3 charger.... I guess that means something.....
HASH(0x9a2434c8) out of 5 stars Convenient! June 24 2011
By JSC - Published on
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I was in the market to look for a charging station for 2-4 PS3 controllers. From my previous experiences, all charging stations have fixed slots with the male connector. If the controller is not inserted in the right angle, a good contact would then be a challenge. Overtime the connectors can be loosened. Also charging stations are not good for younger kids.

This product was intriguing to me and got good reviews. The price was good at the time I bought it (under $20). So I was excited.

However, I was a bit disappointed upon first impression after opening the box. The adapters that go into the female mini-USB slot of the controllers are L shaped and look pretty big. Also the surface of the pad is in shapes of thick conducting strips, meaning if any of the 4 pins from the adapter miss the metal strip, the charging won't happen. So after the magnetic adapter "clicks" to the pad, I had to move around a bit until the controller lights start flashing. That's the indicator that the electricity is flowing.

After using the controller few times from both me and my kids, it becomes a convenience that we can't live with! The adapter is light weight and can't be felt, and we accepted as a piece of the controller. It's also very easy to remove and place on a 3rd controller that need to be charged while we play using the first two. If we are getting the 4th controller, I will buy another pad.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a243ab0) out of 5 stars fabulous.... Oct. 21 2012
By Loving it... - Published on
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this thing is ingenious. my children are always just setting the controllers next to the ps3, but never charging it. so the second they put it away it is, win