Hacking Battery life

misticknight

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i get around 7 hours battery life on the 2nd lowest brightness setting with my SCL? is this normal, i heard before buying it it drains it but not by that much, this however is almost half, i used to get 13 hours before. i'm just a bit worried there may be soemthing wrong.
 

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k thanks, its so annoying it drops by that much but least i know its normal. maybe its punishment for all those games i'm stealing aye
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I was kinda disappointed, too
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Then I made the mistake and bought a cheap ass
DS lite battery with 200mAmpereres more than
the original battery.
A total rip off.
Playtime with the cheap ass battery: 2 hours *lol*
 

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Nah you got something wrong there, the delta between playing a DS game on even SC-CF's is only 10-15% worse than the same real DS cart, on the old Fat DS's. This has been confirmed by quite a few members over the months. (@5 - 5 1/2 hours compared to @6 - 6 1/2 hours)

Maybe you need to clean the contacts, as a 50% drop is way too much, also check you really get 13 hours out of the same game DS cart. I would of thought 9 hours would be the average game time for DS games on level 2 brightness on the DS-Lites (this would equate to 16-18 hours GBA time which is line with nintendos official figures)
 

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REALLY! are you sure? what do yu mean clean the contacts, if there is something wrong i gotta fix it.

and btw yer i tested out the battery life when i first got the DS, i was getting around 12-13 hours on 2nd level brightness, and GBA games, well, put it this way, i played FFIV advance for like 4 days straight before having to recharge, i didnt actually time it like i did the DS the first time, but i guess it was at least 20 hours, possibly more.
 

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Is this with flashme installed or are you still using the superkey / passme of some sort? Because I've heard that passme devices chew a lot of battery power, so that would account for the shorter playtime.
 

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REALLY! are you sure? what do yu mean clean the contacts, if there is something wrong i gotta fix it.

and btw yer i tested out the battery life when i first got the DS, i was getting around 12-13 hours on 2nd level brightness, and GBA games, well, put it this way, i played FFIV advance for like 4 days straight before having to recharge, i didnt actually time it like i did the DS the first time, but i guess it was at least 20 hours, possibly more.

GBA games only use one screen, lol
 

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"Is this with flashme installed or are you still using the superkey / passme of some sort? Because I've heard that passme devices chew a lot of battery power, so that would account for the shorter playtime. "

i'm using a superkey, would that really make that much of a diff?

"GBA games only use one screen, lol "

i know that but that in reply to meangreenies comment that i should be getting at least 9 hours on DS games and 16-18 on GBA games when played on the 2nd level brightness. i wanted to clear it up thats it more like 12-13 for DS and well over 20 for GBA.
 

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If you're playing GBA games I thought you get less battery life because it's reading from RAM instead of reading directly from the card?
 

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so then it is normal for supercard to have that much battery life if your suggesting i buy another card? i can live with 7 hours i dont play it out much anyways so when it dies i just put it on the charger, the only reason i'm worried is if its not normal.
 

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with 2x supercardSD and 2x superkey (v1 and v2) in both a dslite and red ds fattie, i can tell you the play time is about 75% compared to playing actual DS/GBA carts. also, your usage of WIFI network kills the battery the further you are form the AP/router/WIFI USB

edit : this wiki page under 'disadvantages'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS_homebrew
 

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i dont use WiFi.

perhaps i should explain what i have, i have the Supercard lite with a superkey and a 1 gb Sandisk micro sd(normal one, not that ultra II crap or whatever). its on the 2nd lowest brightness level, where normally i goet 12-13 hours now i'm getting around 7.

is that normal or is there something worng, if there is perhaps i can return it now before its to late.
 

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Those are very good times if you were getting the other times before! Flashcarts usually cut battery time in half on the DS so everything is good.

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thanks Fifth, i trust you you seem to know alot when it comes to the Supercard. takes a load off knowing theres nothing wrong
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I also agree whit FifthE1ement, your bat time seems perfectly normal.
With my SC & M3 my bat time gets cut in about half, although there
are other things that come in to play. A flashed unit will get an hour or
two more, WIFI is a big drain, the volume level, & MP3’s & movies or
anything that constantly runs off the SD is also a killer. Even how graphic
intensive the game your playing is makes a difference & we already know
what brightness levels can do. So if someone says they get 3 more or less
hours then you, many things can come into play.
 
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