battery life?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by missfabb, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. missfabb
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    is it just me or is my ds lite's battery life really lower than expected while im playing with my flash cart? i get like 5 or 6 hours max before the red light comes on, and thats with a full charge.
     


  2. Exbaddude

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    After 500 charges, the DSL's battery life drops about 25%.
     
  3. BoxShot

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    Flashcarts also use more battery I believe.

    At least you get 5 or 6 hours with a DSL. I get 2 or so with my DS phat.
     
  4. missfabb
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    well i just got mine like a month ago so i know its not that.
     
  5. _Chaz_

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    I didn't know that at all!
     
  6. mrfatso

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    hmm, mine seems to be able to last 9 hour ++ [​IMG]
     
  7. Prime_Zero

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    Ive also heard the flashcarts drain more power than a normal game cart. But yes all batteries lose charge over time, there's nothing you can do about that.

    Best way to keep them working as long as possible that I know of is not to over charge, such as leaving recharge able items on the charger all the time, unplug them once there fully charged.
     
  8. drag0nzord

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    using full brightness?
     
  9. Gamakireta

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    My XL would only last around 6-7 using full brightness
     
  10. zuron7

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    Use level 1 brightness for optimal battery usage.
    The best way to know if you have got a defective battery is to open the battery case and check whether the battery is slightly swollen or not.
    If it is swollen get the battery changed immediately.
     
  11. Spikeynator

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    lol mine must be at about 25% then lol got mine for years and i can still play like 3-4 hours be4 it turns red [​IMG]
     
  12. nutella

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    if memory serves me correctly, it drops BY 25%
     
  13. ProtoKun7

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    The "by" is implied in the way he said "drops [by] about 25%", not "drops to about 25%".

    Either way, it says about 30% (it says it drops to about 70% of original capacity).
     
  14. alukadoo

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    far away from you..
    Are you serious , mine just charges 499 times.
     
  15. dnniwa485

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    ds lite's battery of mine can get through:


    with slot2 inserted:

    full brightness: 3hours
    lowest brightness: 7hours

    without slot2 inserted:

    full brightness: 12hours
    lowest brightness: 17hours

    lol?
     
  16. evilhomura89

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    really?? original battery or what?
     
  17. Bently

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    Hmm, im pretty sure its after 500 FULL charges.
    So say you have 50% battery life and you charge it to 100%, that would mean you only used up HALF a charge.
    Ive had my DS lite for over 2 1/2 years and played it most of the time, probably charged it more than 500 times but
    i haven't noticed any decrease in the life. Maybe since i charge when the battery is around 40%-60%. Anyways
    thats my main point.

    Back ontopic, have you tried using another battery? Just to see. Maybe you've bought some
    sort of defective unit? Anything is possible in this world we live in xP.
     
  18. WarazX

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    I think it should be more than 5 - 6 hours. Ask the people you brought it from.
     
  19. Assassination

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    mines last for 8 hours or so
     
  20. WarazX

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    i dont time mine... [​IMG]