Sony PlayStation Vita PSVITA PCH-ZCA1 E Instruction Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Sony PlayStation Vita PSVITA PCH-ZCA1 E Instruction Manual PDF


Car Adaptor Instruction Manual



Fuse cap1



Vehicle power socket

Multi-use connector

Insert with the logo facing up.


USING THE PS Vita SYSTEM IN A MOVING VEHICLE COULD DISTRACT THE DRIVER. IT IS DANGEROUS AND MAY BE ILLEGAL TO USE A SCREEN WHICH IS NOT SECURELY MOUNTED OR IS WITHIN THE DRIVERS VIEW OR WHERE THE DRIVER CAN SEE REFLECTIONS OF IT. If the PS Vita system is used in a moving vehicle, the user should ask the drivers permission and follow the drivers instructions. Many games include loud or sudden noises that can be distracting, and it may be necessary to operate at a reduced volume, with the volume turned off or by using headphones. If used loose in a moving vehicle the PS Vita system, like any loose object, could cause injury to the user, the driver and other passengers in accidents or as a result of sudden braking. PLEASE KEEP THIS WARNING AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Never disassemble or modify the Car Adaptor. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.


To ensure the safe use of this product, carefully read this instruction manual and the product information for the PlayStationVita system before using it and save the manuals for future reference. The parents or guardians of small children should read the manuals for them to ensure that they use the product safely.

This product is exclusively for use with the PS Vita system. Do not attempt to use it with any other device.

This product can only be used in negative-grounded vehicles with a 12 or 24 volt DC battery. Note that it cannot be used in positive-grounded vehicles. For details on your vehicles grounding and battery type, refer to the owners manual for your vehicle.

Safety Do not touch the Car Adaptor with wet hands, as this may result in electrical shock. Do not touch the plug and socket during a lightning storm. Regularly inspect for damage and dust build-up. Stop use immediately if the product functions in an abnormal manner, produces unusual sounds or smells or becomes too hot to touch.

If the product does not function properly, disconnect it from the vehicles power socket immediately and call the PS Vita customer service helpline. Details are found within the contact information section at

Car safety Never use the PS Vita system while operating a vehicle. Make sure that the product and its parts, such as the car adaptor cord, do not interfere in any way with the drivers operation of the vehicle.

Do not use the PS Vita system in such a way that it could distract the driver. Observe all laws governing the use of portable devices in vehicles. Make sure that the PS Vita system will not interfere or cause injury if the air bag system is deployed.

Health To help prevent low temperature burns* or other personal injury, avoid prolonged physical contact with the car adaptor or PS Vita system during use. * Low-temperature burns are burns that occur when the skin is in contact with objects of

relatively low temperatures (40 C or more) for an extended period of time.

Use and handling Do not expose the car adaptor to high temperatures, high humidity or direct sunlight, or to extreme cold (use in an environment where temperatures range 5 C - 35 C).

Avoid touching the connectors of the car adaptor with metal objects as this may cause a short circuit. Do not leave the PS Vita system turned on in an unattended vehicle. Never disassemble or modify the car adaptor. Do not allow liquid or small particles to get into the adaptor, plug or multi-use connector. Do not put heavy objects on the car adaptor. Do not twist the car adaptor cord, or pull it forcibly. Do not throw or drop the car adaptor, or subject it to strong physical shock. Do not cover or wrap the car adaptor, as doing so may cause heat to build up internally. Keep the system and car adaptor out of the reach of small children. Small children may wrap the car adaptor cord around themselves, which may inflict injury or cause an accident or a malfunction.

Do not expose the PS Vita system or accessories to dust, smoke or steam.

Connecting the car adaptor Make sure that the vehicles engine is running before inserting the plug into the power socket. Connect the car adaptor directly to the vehicles power socket. Do not use extension cords, as these may cause the car adaptor cord to become hot, resulting in fire or personal injury.

Insert the plug all the way into the vehicles power socket. If the plug is not fully inserted, the product may become excessively hot.

Disconnecting the car adaptor Disconnect the car adaptor from the vehicles power socket when not in use. Failure to do so may result in fire or damage to the vehicle.

Do not leave the car adaptor connected to the vehicles power socket when the vehicles ignition is switched off, as this could drain the vehicles battery.

For best results disconnect the plug of the car adaptor from the power socket before the vehicles ignition is switched off.

When disconnecting the car adaptor from the vehicles power socket, pull it out by grasping the plug. Pulling on the cord may damage the cord, and result in fire or electrical shock.

Cleaning the car adaptor For safety reasons, before cleaning the car adaptor, disconnect it from the vehicles power socket. If the car adaptor becomes dirty, wipe it clean with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use solvents or other chemicals.

Connecting to the PS Vita system

See diagram A.

Caution If the inside of the vehicles power socket is dirty, the plug may become hot due to a poor connection. This may create a fire hazard. Always make sure that the power socket is clean before use.

1 Connect the USB cable to the car adaptor.

2 Insert the connector of the car adaptor into the multi-use port of the PS Vita system.

3 With your vehicles engine running, insert the plug into the vehicles power socket.

Hints Remove the plug from the vehicles power socket when the car adaptor is not in use. When using a radio, the car adaptor may cause interference. If this happens, disconnect the plug from the vehicles power socket or move the radio away from the car adaptor.

Replacing the fuse

See diagram B. If the PS Vita system does not work properly when connected to the car adaptor, check to see if the fuse is intact. If the fuse has failed, replace it with a standard T2A L 250 V fuse.

1 Twist and remove the fuse cap.

2 Replace the defective fuse.

3 Reattach the fuse cap.

Hints When replacing the fuse, use only the type specified in this manual. If the fuse becomes defective soon after replacement, call the PS Vita customer service helpline. Details are found within the contact information section at


Input DC 12/24 V, 1 A (for negative grounded, DC 12/24 V vehicles only)

Output DC 5 V, 1500 mA (1.5 A)

Operating temperature 5 C - 35 C

External dimensions (w h d) Approx. 4125102 mm

Weight Approx. 48 g Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


This product is covered for 12 months from date of purchase by the manufacturers guarantee. Please refer to the guarantee supplied in the PS Vita package for full details.

The manufacturer of this product is Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075 Japan. The Authorised Representative for EMC and product safety in Europe is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. Distributed in Europe by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7LP, United Kingdom.

, and PlayStation are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is a trademark of the same company.

SONY and are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.

2012 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. All rights reserved.

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