battery life w/ SC

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by leland, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. leland
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    leland Newbie

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    Hi,

    I've got a supercard lite with supercard passkey (don't know the name of theirs), and have been having some really poor battery life. I'm getting maybe 4-5 hrs gameplay before it dies. I use a generic 1 gb microsd card.

    Would upgrading to a ds-slot solution help? Anything I can do with the way the files are written? Some magic battery-saving setting?

    Or is it just that my battery is a bit faulty and no one else has this problem with the supercard.
     
  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Homebrew devices always use up more battery than official games, especially slot-2 devices. I too only get about 4 hours max on my DS Phat.

    A suggestion is to eject the Superkey after you've booted the Supercard in DS mode, which will help improve battery life somewhat.
     
  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Slot2's with GBA memory soak up about 15% more power.
     
  4. nintendofreak

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    what brightness setting are you running at?
     
  5. lil-devil

    lil-devil GBAtemp Regular

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    when i had my slot 2 i get 4-5 hours max with the lowest brightness, now i switch to my ds one i getaround 8+ hours =P
     
  6. TeenDev

    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

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    I thinks it is because of the internal battery or the fact that it is running "unsigned"
     
  7. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    can we eject PassCard3 after boot up?
    my config is Pass Card 3 + G6 Lite.
     
  8. noamkot

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    Yeah, you can do that but it would prevent your DS from entering sleep mode and it's annoying to do that every time.
     
  9. NonStopInTheMix

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    well with the supercard lite + passkey (i used to have one so i totally understand) you're basically using 2 slots at once.. the top one and the bottom one so for sure you're gonna be using up WAY more battery than just the supercard dsone alone.

    If battery life is an issue for you, the cheapest thing (although kinda risky) is to flash your ds so you dont need the passkey. Otherwise, just get the supercard ds one =P