Charging a 3DS with DC 5V / 1A ?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by opollon, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. opollon

    opollon Advanced Member

    Dec 27, 2016
    The original charging cable says 4,6V DC and 90mA, but i have a power bank with at least DC 5V / 1A and i bought an USB cable to charge the 3DS, is it safe to charge it with that power?
  2. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer The real slaphappygamer

    Nov 30, 2008
    United States
    Aptos, California
    You should be fine. This is how I charge my 3ds.
  3. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

    Sep 21, 2011
    United States
    The 3DS like any properly designed device will only draw what it needs for current. That means that charging with 5V 1A or 5V 50A would charge at the same rate and not damage the 3DS. Charging at too low of a current like 100mA for example would charge too slow and not charge the console.
  4. DinohScene

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    I got an Anker Powercore+ 26800 and I've plugged it in the quickcharge port (the one delivering more then 2A of current)
    Nothing happened yet so you're good to go.
  5. GothicIII

    GothicIII GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 4, 2015
    Gambia, The
    This is only true for Ampere or for QC devices. The voltage wont be magically reduced but most devices are capable of running with +-10% inaccurate voltage.
    But yes, the 3ds is perfectly fine charging it with USB voltage.

    Edit: nevermind, im tired and misread the whole post, sorry.
    Last edited by GothicIII, Jun 7, 2017
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