Charge time using Power Pak+ Charing Cradle

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Jul 22, 2011
  1. gumbyx84
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    Battery was about to die on my 3DS today while browsing the eShop (big surprise) and I was about to put it on the cradle when I decide to just plug in the AC cord so I could keep browsing. I left it plugged into the AC adapter when I was done. Took a nap and woke up 4 hours later to find the system completely charged. This surprised me because normally it takes forever (far longer than 4 hours) for it to charge when I plan it on the charging cradle. Has anyone else with a Power Pak + tried this and gotten the same results? I don't really care either way, but it is odd to say the least. I've had weird issues with the PP+ cradle in the past, like the system not being "completely" charged unless it wad shut off my being on the cradle.

    Would appreciate any feedback you guys can give.
     
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    In general, slower charging equals longer battery life cycle. 3rd party chargers may charge quicker, but it's better to charge a battery slower.
     
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    The third party charger does charge slow. Slower then the official charge. I did say that in my post
     
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    I thought you meant the official 3DS cradle, and according to what you said, it takes forever to charge your 3DS with it.
     
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    Allow me to explain: The cradle Im talking about comes with the Power Pak+. I used the AC Adapter that came with my 3DS and it charged faster than using the Power Pak+ cradle.

    Sorry for confusion.
     

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