PS Vita play time marathon 2: 5520mAh.

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If you’ve not read my original article talking about my 10-hour PS Vita, here it is: https://www.ycptech.com/2012/06/playstation-vita-10-hour-mod-battery-life-test/

A YCPTech reader certainly read it, however, and decided he would join the fun and get his PS Vita 2000 modded to the max. I’ve stated and he understood that the road to such a mod would be somewhat arduous. It involved shipping his beloved Vita all the way from the US to China, then from China to Hong Kong and then back home. I offered to help bridge between him and the modder in China, who does not understand a word of English. Shipping was also a problem as the modder was not willing or able to ship directly from China to the US so it had to coem to me first, in Hong Kong and then FedEx’d (and ONLY FedEx, as local post office does not accept devices with batteries in them) back to the US.

Long story short, we hatched a plan on the logistics side of things, how to get everything done in the right order… I spent much time with the modder talking about this special case and he understood and did everything he could to help. The Vita journeyed from America on regular post, foregoing insurance, sign-for and tracknig options due to high costs ($50+ with tracking, and $200 with UPS). It ended up taking over a month and plenty of worrying from its owner to reach the modder. But once there, it was practically an hour-long job and was already on its way to HK before I even knew it had arrived in China. It took about 3 days to get to HK, I quickly gave it a tear down, took some pictures and then put it on FedEx and it was home again within just 2 days.

With the boring stuff over, here are the juicy details:

Cost: Total: USD150 (?). $? USPS from US to China., USD$135 for the mod and postage (FedEx) from HK to the US.

Specs: original: 2210mAh, upgraded: 5520

Play time: original: 6 hours~, upgraded: 12 hours (number provided by owner himself)

Tear down

Here it is, back from the modder. It has that same old warranty sticker (that I couldn't peel off without ripping no matter what I tried)

Here it is, back from the modder. It has that same old warranty sticker (that I couldn’t peel off without ripping no matter what I tried)

 

See how the two batteries are positioned?

See how the two batteries are positioned?

For those who know something about wiring, here's a closeup

For those who know something about wiring, here’s a closeup

 

here's one of the batteres. 5520 is the total mAh. It is unclear how much mAh this gold one is worth.

here’s one of the batteres. 5520 is the total mAh. It is unclear how much mAh this gold one is worth.

here's that second battery. It's even thicker than that gold one but again, there's no marking stating its mAh.

here’s that second battery. It’s even thicker than that gold one but again, there’s no marking stating its mAh.

here's a side profile view, you'll have some idea of how thick it really is.

here’s a side profile view, you’ll have some idea of how thick it really is.

A quick power on test, and off it goes back to its owner.

A quick power on test, and off it goes back to its owner.

  • hunt bear

    Can you hook me up with the plug lol

  • hunt bear

    And also is he able to convert the proprietary charger into a micro USB or type c

    • hey what do you need? I can ask if he can do that usb conversion

      • hunt bear

        I was wondering about battery price and also yeah that micro USB replacement and I was wondering if somehow I could make the OLED screen work on a PS Vita slim body and if you want hit me up on Google hatm4545

      • Syndan

        Where do I find this technomancer?

        • hunt bear

          Nowhere still waiting

          • Am asking again as last time I checked he said he had too many jobs on hand. let’s see what he says.

          • ok guys good news. He’s willing to do it for usd40 for the proprietary plug to usb conversion.

            I would suggest that you order more mods to make this worth while because shipping will be costly as you can see above.

          • am sure I’ve posted this before but here it is again just in case. feel free to look through his mods. unfortunately the plug mod isn’t something he does regularly so it’s not listed.

            https://shop61134977.world.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?shop_id=61134977

  • Camron Brown

    Please hook me up wit da plug