Power the PS-TV Via PSP USB Charge Cable?

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    I read a guy on Reddit make an interesting claim, that apparently you can power the Playstation-TV Via a USB port if you use a PSP USB charging cable. I've never tried to do it. There's no way i'd risk harming my PS-TV trying something so out-there and being uninformed about it's safety. Does anyone here know if it's safe though and has done it before? I really enjoy having as many of my devices powered via USB as possible since i'm extremely limited on wall outlets in my home.
     
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    I am not sure how that is possible. Isn't a PSP USB cable just a USB A connector at one end and the PSP connection at the other? I am not sure how that would work.
     
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    I've never owned a PSP so I don't have the cable, but when I google for pictures of said cable online it does indeed appear to be the same connector that would fit directly into the PS-TV's power socket.
     
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    Correct. I owned a psp back in the day [had to sell it for a bus pass...i wanna cry. I was a broke teenager] it appears to have the same charging cable as the PSTV. I'm not sure of the voltage of both systems tho.
     
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    The PSP charger and the PS TV power supply are identical, so if the USB outputs enough juice it would work.
     
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    um sorry but I can't locate the PSP usb power cable, I have 2 PSP's; one cable is connected up to my PSTV / PSP Go (I switch it between the two) - I can't get to this easily I am afraid

    The other cable I can only locate the power brick part and not the USB cable part, if manage to locate the missing cable i'll get back to you
     
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