Any slot-2 devices that don't use SRAM battery?

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  1. Unchi-san
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    I'm wondering if theres any slot-2 devices that don't use an SRAM battery for saving? I would ideally like to purchase something that you don't have to change the battery out every couple of years....

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  2. Bri

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    As far as I know, all GBA expansion carts use SRAM (volatile memory) to store saves, so they all require a battery. You might be able to find a more general-purpose slot2 device that can store the save to a microSD or internal NAND flash memory, but it would cost a lot more than a few batteries. The EZ 3in1 has internal NOR flash memory, but I'm guessing that's far too slow to store save files to.

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    Just for info.......

    The original SC-CF and SC-SD don't have battery backed ram and relied on a button combo to be pressed to write the sram to mem card. But they are poor GBA carts, so forget it.
     
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    To add to sidneyyoung a lot of cards with good GBA compatibility feature soft reset and backups. Resoldering a battery is about as easy as soldering gets though (wire to wire is the only thing easier).
     
  5. Unchi-san
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    yeah... do you have to have tools to solder though? I have no experience w/ that