I can charge the PS3 controller with a standard USB port of a PC. But I can not charge the PS3 wireless keypad. When I connect it to the PC, I get the error, that a driver is missing. I do not want to use is with a PC. I just want to charge it. Do I need the driver to charge it? Or what else do I need to do to charge it with a PC?

  • drivers are not required for charging. If its connected, and its not powering, it can not charge that way. – user106385 Sep 10 '15 at 17:12
  • I'm guessing it thinks you want to use it, but is likely charging anyway. Ignore the error and see if it charges. – Broots Waymb Sep 10 '15 at 17:37
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    possible duplicate of Can you charge the PS3 wireless controller over regular USB? – Nelson Sep 11 '15 at 16:01
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    @Nelson: Unless I'm very much mistaken, this question says "I can charge a PS3 wireless controller, how can I charge this other device?". – Jeeva Sep 11 '15 at 17:30
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    @Nelson not a duplicate, this is asking about keypad, the question you linked is about the controller. – Aequitas Sep 11 '15 at 20:27

I struggled with this too. I had to install 3rd party drivers but I was also looking to use it on PC emulating a 360 controller. I used DS3 but there are probably other ones out there. Keep in mind you can't use it with the PS3 if it's charging.. I ended up just getting a 15 foot usb to mini b cord for like 10 bucks on amazon.

It's one of the few things I hate about the PS3.

  • Which driver did you install? – ceving Sep 11 '15 at 6:41
  • DS3 tool's should work, but I hate it with a passion. Last time I used (couple years back) you had to be online so that it could serve you ads on it's program, and it wouldn't work offline. There's a 'betterds3' out there that's supposed to be a better version, but I could never get it to work. – fuccboi Sep 15 '15 at 0:49

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