Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Isaac, Jan 10, 2013.


by Isaac Jan 10, 2013 at 5:11 AM 1,719 Views 3 replies
  1. Isaac

    Isaac American

    Dec 8, 2012
    United States
    Here? Right here? What about, say... over there?
    Can I use gba game battery's in gbc/gb games and visa versa? I have a generic game I got from my sister and I want to resurrect my pokemon red cartridge.
  2. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

    Nov 14, 2010
    If they're the same voltage and size.
  3. Count Duckula

    Count Duckula .

    Aug 17, 2008
    GB/GBC games used CR1616 or CR2025 batteries.
    Fake (Chinese clone) GBA games have batteries for SRAM saving. I'm not sure how many official games used SRAM saving, but most use FLASH or EEPROM so dont need a battery unless the game also used a RTC.

    A decent list of of GB carts and the type used can be found here (sure i had a better list, but that's the best i can find quickly now from work):

    They are both 3v cells, so as long as they fit they would be interchangeable. The CR1616s have a much lower capacity than the physically larger CR2025s (around 3x), so if you replace a 2025 with a 1616, it wont last as long.

    You can buy either battery, with the tabs to make soldering easier, on ebay etc.

    I'm sure others on here will know more about what batteries GBA carts use, I've only ever replaced the battery in a few GB carts not GBA. tells you which games actually use a battery for saving (SRAM) but not the battery type. Quite likely CR1616.

    Happy soldering :)
  4. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Jan 9, 2013
    Gaming Bunker
    CR2032 can fit in a GB/GBC Cart also and would last longer than a CR2025 not to mention the CR2032 is more common.

    Saying that I just replaced my Pokemon Emerald battery using a CR1620 rather than CR1616 (Store was out of them) its a bit thicker but just about fits in and will give a bit longer life
    Count Duckula likes this.
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