**My friends have tried charging their PS3 Controller in all sorts of ways; the light never came on but the controller was still being charged. Maybe you could just leave it connected to your Apple/Satnav/GPS/Camera charger for a while and see if anything happens.
So in other words, you need a charger built specifically for the PS3 controllers, or else be able to negotiate a handshake with a PS3 controller.
|Xbox 360 Standard Controllers|
|Xbox 360 Starting Lineup|
|Xbox 360 Complete Packages|
|Xbox 360 Pro Series|
|Xbox 360 Gloss Controllers|
|Xbox 360 Chrome Controllers|
|PS3 Complete Packages|
|PS3 Standard Controllers|
|Build Your Own Controller|
Why can't the normal wall plug chargers, that are able to charge way more advanced hardware than the PS3 controller, charge them?
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