battery life?!?!

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  1. tim_baller_tim
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    Why is the battery of my ds lite short? It's in the lowest brightness setting, i use edge flash cart and its battery lasts like only ten hours. I thought it would be like 15-19 hours in lowest brightness setting.
     
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    Depends on what you use it for.... What do you do with it?? Like games, movies, music etc.. Do you use the touch screen a lot, Do you leave it on standby.?? Do you fully charge your ds and let it run down to almost flat before charging?? And also flashcarts do tend to drain it a little bit quicker the usual but not a lot.. (not what yours is anyway).. Just post a bit more info on it and it will be easier to determine what is draining it.. [​IMG]
     
  3. Lube_Skyballer

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    I usually fully charge my DS (a whole night) en use the lowest brightness setting.
    My battery lasts a week. I regulary use Wi-fi but not the touch screen.
     
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    You get 10 hours? Lucky.
     
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    Yeah, I have a phat and it lasts around 10 - 12 hours before it goes red.. Ive had it for 4 years now and its still going and in mint condition basically.. [​IMG]
     
  6. Opium

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    My DS Lite only lasts about 3 hours :-/

    Funny thing is replacing the battery with one of those high capacity DS Lite batteries gives even less battery life [​IMG] Consider yourself lucky.
     
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    Like I said before, It depends on what you use it for.. And how you use it.. [​IMG]
     
  8. tim_baller_tim
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    Okay. I only use it for games. I use the touch screen not often, not seldom. I don't leave it on standby. I recharge it when it goes red.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You're lucky. [​IMG]
     
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    People, should I get a new battery?
     
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    What Opium said, Its not a good idea but I dont know.. Just wait for a few more replies.. I would be happy with 10 hours atm, considering everyone else only gets 3.. [​IMG]
     
  12. pepsibluehawk87

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    Maybe it's the card that uses the extra power comsumption. I play my DS for maybe an hour or two everyday. (wifi, games) And it lasts me about a week and a half on a full charge.
     
  13. Joey90

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    How old is your DS?

    It will slowly lose battery life as you use it, things that can speed up this process include heat and infrequent charging*.

    So while it may start off at 15+hrs it can be half that after 2 years. In either case you could try getting a replacement battery, though be wary, as although some may say 2000mAh (2x normal) they are probably not.

    *unlike Ni-Cd's you shouldn't try to fully discharge the battery, you should keep it as charged it whenever you can.
     
  14. gosp

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    Nickle Batteries should be drained and emptied before you recharge them.

    The DS, on the other hand, uses a Lithium Battery. If you let it go below ~15% power, in reduces the maximum charge. Lithium batteries should be charged frequently.
     
  15. da_head

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    wtf? you're complaining about getting ONLY 10 hours? then again, who plays on lowest brightness
     
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    I do actually. hahaha! I charge it about once every 1 and a half weeks.
     
  17. genuisgeek

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    dude i think 10 hrs is pretty good i get around 12-ish not really sure i dont count
    but usually it lasts a wk to a wk and a half depending on wat i do with it

    dont sweat it man 10 hrs is good
    btw how old is it?
     
  18. DanTheManMS

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    I get 4 hours max, usually less. Then again, I'm always using my Supercard miniSD with Wifi, so that's probably why. Even still, ten hours would be amazing to have.
     
  19. tim_baller_tim
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    My ds lite is a year old