3DS FAQ Battery Expansion

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  1. Masterpaul
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    A thread for a summery of all Batteries Expansion for 3DS

    Nyko Power + Grip

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    Battery Life:
    MAX EVERYTHING: six hours and 34 minutes
    LOWEST BRIGHTNESS, 3D ON, WI-FI OFF, VOLUME OFF, POWER SAVING ON: 14 hours

    A add-on power Grip, you can take it off and on without removing the original 3DS battery.
    Engadget



    3DS Power Pak +

    A solution that will make your 3DS 0.5 cm thicker, permanently.
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    3D on, brightness maximum, wireless on:
    Nyko Power Pak +: 5:33
    3DS battery: 2:52

    3D off, brightness at minimum, Power-Saving on, wireless off:
    Nyko Power Pak +: 9:04*
    3DS battery: 4:40
    Joystiq


    Mugen Battery Expander

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    Much like the Power Pack +. But lasts about 4.5 times more then the orignal 3ds battery. Oh ye, its only 99 dollars.


    3D on, brightness maximum, wireless on:
    About 11 hours 10 min (mathematical estimation)

    3D off, brightness at minimum, Power-Saving on, wireless off:
    About 19.6 hours 36 min (mathematical estimation)
     
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    wtf is this?
     
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    Im gonna put all the summary for all battery expansion for 3DS under one thread
     
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    That power grip looks wonderful. I have big hands so it will make it easier to hold.
    And that battery life with everything maxed (pointless, but whatever) is pretty good. I don't even think my ds lite goes for six hours anymore.
     
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    We have the PowerPak+ and it works very well..

    The only problem we have found is the size increase keeps us from buying/using existing DSL/i/3DS accessories, like cases..
    We purchased a hard pokemon case, but the lid wouldn't close with the battery pak on..

    Not sure if a Nerf case would fit, either..
     
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    only problem about this is that you can't use it with the extra circle pad, which sucks as I bouth the nyko power pak [well got it for free form best buy :P] hopefully they can release there own cirlce pad that fits with the power pak but I doubt it as nintendo probably copyrighted the circle pad so only there version exists
     
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    ^ That's why I'm going to buy the grip, it's easily removed so if I need the circle pad I can just pop the 3ds out of the grip in a second.
     
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    Dunno about anyone else here, but if a company released something like a circle pad pro with an integrated battery expansion, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
     
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    Added a new entry in the first post.

    A question though.. do batteries brought in the U.S work in PAL 3DS?
     
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    I'm so jealous of anyone who has the extra cash to buy that thing.

    Does anyone know of a case for the 3ds that works with the power pak+? I ended up getting that one instead of the grip.
     
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    The nyko sounds great and is really affordable too and best of all its the most efficient to use because it can be popped on and off. I must have...
     
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    Yea the Nyko probably is the best option, the other seems kinda clunkier than the Nyko.
     
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    The thing is its not really nyko its Pega. There isnt much of a choice on amazon.co.uk Cant really find a review of it, nor how much do they last.

    Edit: Found out that the pega one "provides almost double the capacity of the stock battery"
     
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    Just bought this additional battery and it is working well (2000 mAh) and is not too expensive

    http://www.subsonic.fr/en/product/3ds/xtra-battery-pack-0
     
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    The L button seems hard to reach now.

    Pip'
     
  17. Kikirini

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    I really, really would love to get a battery expansion. But I also really don't want the extra thickness/weight.
    Ah well, by the time I can actually afford an expansion, there might be something new out.
     
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    Subsonic xtra battery pack is not so big and could be use as a charger, you could remove it once 3DS is charged. And it seems we could charge 3DS at least twice.
     
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    is it worth to buy?
     
  20. Janthran

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    where can I download this
     
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