Anyone have a USB charger?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Tyralyon, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Tyralyon

    Tyralyon Advanced Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    So I just received my 3ds imported from Canada (I live in EU, Norway).

    It was more or less an impulse buy as I will be working all Christmas, and since it's usually is a little slow during holiday season I will most likely have to kill off some time. Thought it was the perfect time to finally buy a 3ds.

    The one thing I didn't think about was the fact that the charger is 110v.
    Christmas is just around the corner and I will most likely not have any options of buying a 220v (will buy one from Amazon, but it won't get here in time).

    Now I know you can get a USB cable for charging the 3ds, but I'm not sure if there are any resistors or anything involved?
    Anyone here have a USB charger and a multimeter to check resistance? Or maybe even the knowledge of any other parts that may be in the cable?
    I know you could do a straight from USB to the DS lite, but the DS lite was 5.2v and the 3ds is 4.6v...

    I have a spare USB cable and the tools to solder, but don't want to bust my 3ds I got only a couple of hours ago.

    HELP save my Christmas!! :P
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  4. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Jan 26, 2009
    The 3DS uses the exact same power as a DSi/XL. And the cable is just a cable. As long as you're connecting it to a computer/laptop, you should be fine. But stand-alone USB chargers? I wouldn't risk it unless you knew the exact details.

    EDIT: And if i'm not mistaken, the amperage(?) or whatever is on the charger's sticker, along with the diagram. Mine says 4.6v, 900mA.
  5. Jasper07

    Jasper07 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 17, 2009
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    The output of a usb port is 5V 1A (iirc), and the input voltage of a DSi is about 4.6V (like ferofax says) so you should be fine.
    And if you use a AC to usb adapter thing, be sure it's not some cheap-ass adapter, because those may screw things up.
    I use a usb charger for my DSi as well btw.
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