Charging issue

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  1. Kibido
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    Hi. I have a 3DS XL and with it I bought one of those chinese power chargers. I noticed just now that even though the screen says it's charging and the orange light is on, while i'm playing the battery always goes down until it turns off. If I sleep the console or turn it off then it actually starts charging.
    Do you think this problem is related to a defective battery or to the charger?
    Thank you.

    EDIT: I am terribly sorry, I posted in the wrong section!
     
  2. Snailface

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    Well, considering chinese chargers are hack jobs I suppose maybe we can bend policy and say this is on topic. :P

    I think it is a problem with the charger -- its probably not supplying enough current to charge while playing. Chunk it and spend the $10 on an official charger.
     
  3. Kibido
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    So it is possible that the charger isn't powerful enough... [​IMG] Then I hope that's it, I'll try another charger tomorrow. Thanks.
     
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    check the charger stickers,
    on my official charger output is: 4.6V 900mA

    check the mA if its the same, but since its chinese product maybe the stickers are a lie
     
  5. Kibido
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    Yeah it's 900mA. I'm sure that's as true as my polka dotted pink underwear.
     
  6. loco365

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    I'd just ditch the Chinese charger personally. There's stores that sell official ones for less than $20. Even third party ones like Nyko are really good. Or else head to a pawn shop and get a 3DS or DSi charger (They're the same cable).
     
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    I'll just get the regular one, 20$ isn't much.

    Do you mind if I take advantage of this topic to ask another question? I asked in NOOB PARADISE but I'm afraid my message is already being buried. Thanks.