The way you charge the PS3 controller is a bit weird to me. When I first bought my Playstation 3 I thought I would be able to charge my PS3 controller while the machine was off, that was a mistake because the next time I tried using the controller the battery was still at the same low level.
This makes absolutely no sense to me why would I charge my controller while my PS3 is on and I’m playing around with the machine, wouldn’t it make more sense if I could plug my controller into the PS3 while I’m not using it, so that the next time I do want to use the controller it would be fully charged and ready to go. And the usb cord they give you is so short I have to sit like two feet in front of the TV while I’m playing games because I’m charging the PS3 controller.
Ok, enough ranting. To charge your PS3 controller your PS3 will have to be on. Plug the controller into the usb port with the usb cord that came with the machine. When it’s charging the little red light on the controller will be flashing. Charging takes a couple of hours to fully charge.
You can also use other devices for charging the controller as well such as a computer, cable boxes with usb ports, and other types of charging devices that has a usb port.