Any advice on wanting to use a 3DS console on 10.5hr flight?

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  1. retrofan_k
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    I'm told airlines don't have electrical sockets to plug in a 120/240v plug into, as I want to take my 3DS on my flight, which is going to be 10 and half hours long and the battery is never going to last the full duration.

    Is there anything that I can do, so I can use this for the time i'm on the flight?

    Thanks
     
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    Get a portable charger and a USB to 3DS charger?
     
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    buy a second battery there dirt cheap
     
  4. Haymose

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    Well it depends on the plane you may be able to use your standard charger. Yeah buy a usb charger and a battery backup and you're set.
     
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    Never actually thought of that, but suppose that would work.
     
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    Be careful if you're going to be carrying loose batteries. I think some airlines are picky about it, it's best to check.
     
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    With that charger, how many hours do you get using the 3DS from a full charge?
     
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    I usually get two or three full charges of the system, but that's with me charging my phone, tablet et al. I'm sure it'd last you a 10 hour flight.
     
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    Obviously, you'll want to turn off your Wi-Fi (you're on a plane, after all). You should also turn the brightness to its lowest setting, you should use the power-saving mode under the brightness setting, and you shouldn't use 3D. It won't get you 10.5 hours, but it might get you 3-6 hours, depending on the quality of your battery and what you're playing.

    A portable charger is another option, but only if you consider it worth the investment of a single round-trip flight.

    Also, do you really need your 3DS to last the full 10.5 hours? There are plenty of other ways to pass the time: books, podcasts, music, chatting, other games, etc.
     
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    lol, depends if I get engrossed in title like OOT or Majora's mask.
     
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    Xiaomi powerbank? Anyone? I charge mh phone about 3~4times with that. The 10000mAh one.
     
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    That's illegal on most airlines. You can't bring spare batteries with you unless they're inside of an electronic.
     
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    odd never heard of that as I have had spare camcorder batteries ect in my carry on many times.
     
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    Buy one of those long life batteries, Also, turn wifi function off, turn brightness down to 1 and power save on, don't use 3d function. Avoid games that access sd card (May need actual approval) Help saves battery. :unsure:
     
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    charge all ur powerbanks and take em with u. worked beautifully for me.
     
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    pull the panel off the back of the seat and tap into some of the power leads that go to the screens...... :ph34r:

    ok probably not the best plan, get a beefy powerbank and USB 3DS charger
     
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    lol:P. I have gone with what ScarletKohaku suggested, as it looks like a decent power supply to use, which will do for other devices too.
     
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    Your gonna sleep half the time won't even play 10 hours straight anyways.
     
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    I can never sleep on planes, and if I do, i'm semi awake and can still hear around me.