Anyone else using the NYKO battery pack?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by warmo161, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. warmo161
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    warmo161 Advanced Member

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    Hi there, I was interested if anyone here are using the battery pack on their 3DS, as I think I have a few problems:

    Whenever I am on my 3DS and the battery is running out. the light flashes for quite a long time before it switches itself off, Is this because the console is not counting the battery status right?
    Is there a way I can reset the battery so it will be measured correctly?
    I think this happened because I charged it in the dock it came with, before I did this the battery indicator stayed on half for quite a while. Also, straght after I used the charger, it said that the battery was still flat (but it then increased back to full)

    So yea, is anybody having any problems and what are you going to do with the battery pack when you use a circle pad pro when it comes out everywhere else?
     
  2. BoxmanWTF

    BoxmanWTF ♪Toot Toot Sonic Warrior♫

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    1. Don't use the dock
    2. DON'T use the dock
    Seriously, your 3ds is supposed to recieve battery charge through it, not directly to the battery. Charging it through the dock can fry the 3ds.
    I use my cord, and it always displays the battery levels correctly.

    And for the CPP... I'll prolly just get the eventual Nyko supported one
     
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  3. frogboy

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    Use the cord whenever you charge it. Best suggestion.

    And I'm not going to get the CPP.
     
  4. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    I use just the power pak + without the dock.
    And I've had no problems, battery life is great and displays properly as far as I can tell.
     
  5. warmo161
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    warmo161 Advanced Member

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    Ok, well thats my problem!
    So, how can I reset the battery? Is it just recharging to max and taking the battery out and back in?
     
  6. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    I think the standard practice is letting it run until the battery gets to 0%, then charging it up to 100%.
    I could be wrong though.
     
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  7. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

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    Huh, never know the charging dock was bad for your 3DS, now I know when I get mine :)



    That should only be done around once a month or less, the best thing is to charge the battery when it's around 30-40%. That's the case with modern cell phones since they probably use the same kind of battery, it probably is the same rules there.
    http://batteryuniver...based_batteries
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    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_charge_when_to_charge_table
     
  8. Mariosegafreak

    Mariosegafreak AKA ZeroTheSavior

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    Would not using the dock apply to my nyko wii batteries? well, my Wii remotes aren't dead yet...
     
  9. xxteargodxx

    xxteargodxx GBAtemp Regular

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    Just wanted to say that I use the Nyko Powerpak+ (I don't own the dock). And I've had no problems with it whatsoever though I have heard bad stories from friends about how the dock is bad and gives problems so I stayed away from it.
     
  10. PEneoark

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    I have the Pak+, and when using the dock, will only charge it 75%. I noticed this the second day of having the new battery. I no longer use the dock.
     
  11. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    I own the Pak+ to and I can tell you is it great. Great lasting time, add few grams to the console, I feel more confortable with it. Down side, no circle pad pro. Also, some people are reporting that it doesn't fit properly, but mine does. Most people don't know that there is a screwing method for different type of holes alignment.

    Pip'
     
  12. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    When you guys are talking about using the dock, do you mean the power pak + dock? Or the standard issue Nintendo one?
     
  13. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    Power pak +. Can't use the standard one
     
  14. Janthran

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    @CrimzonEyed It's fine for the 3DS, just bad for the Nyko battery pack.
     
  15. pokefloote

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    I know they're not compatible, I was just wondering because my brother wanted to use his and I wasn't sure if it was bad too. (He doesn't have powerpak+)
    Would be kind of strange for Nintendo to give something that is self-damaging to their system. OH WAIT SCREEN SCRATCHES.
    Anyways, thanks!
     
  16. Janthran

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    They're fixing screen scratches. My 3DS comes back Monday.
     
  17. pokefloote

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    They fixed mine as well, but I sent it in for a different reason.
    They actually sent me a whole new 3DS instead of my old one, lol