about charging the DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Gimmy, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Gimmy
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    when the battary is fully charged (the orange led turns out) do I have to unplugged the DS from the recharger or it can stay connected with no problems of harm done?
     
  2. Qpido

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    I don't think there is any harm done in leaving it in after it's done charging.
    I bet there's this automatic thing inside the DS that makes sure it stops charging when it's full.

    You can test this by charging ur DS fully, unplug the DS, turn it on for 5 seconds, then see if it charges again.

    But I'm sure someone else will give his idea about this that might actually be based on facts.

    Good Luck,

    Q~
     
  3. Hitto

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    Interesting. I was also wondering just that.
    Also, if anyone knows a place when I can find charts or facts about the battery life when using various flashcarts, that would be much appreciated. I don't feel like leaving my DS on for hours just to count the timeit's got if someone else already did.
     
  4. chaka_kahn

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    Hitto, I do remember a post that somebody made a month or so ago that had exactly the information you are looking for. It gave a list of all of the carts and how much power they drain and for how long the battery will last and a whole bunch more info that you may find interesting. But unfortunately I do not recall where on the site i saw it. My best advice is try Google, or maybe somebody will post a link. Good luck!
     
  5. cory1492

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    When the PSU is plugged into the DS, there is ample power there to fully power the DS as well as provide a bit extra to the charge circuits if the battery needs charging. If the light goes out, and the cord is still plugged in - its being powered by the cord wrather than the battery (so essentially there should be 0 draw from the battery).

    I wouldn't leave the DS plugged in on the shelf for weeks or months though, simply because I am not sure how it would handle a time depleted battery.
     
  6. dodgybarnet

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    On that note, anyone know of a homebrew app to check the battery level?

    Yeah I know you can use the built in version in the DS main startup, but it only has, what, 4 bars - hardly detailed! I could really do with a % meter or something. I realise that this will be at best a estimate, but better than the standard levels.
     
  7. tisti

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    Nope.. can't be done since the DS has no battery messuring device
     
  8. dodgybarnet

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    Huh? Then how does the DS red light come on then? Anyhow, the fact that there isn't a homebrew app around to do this msut mean that it's probably not possible, or at least not easy.