Disable Low Battery Warning

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Nov 28, 2011

Disable Low Battery Warning by heat6jones at 2:00 AM (3,775 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. heat6jones
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    The Nintendo Wii doesn't do a good job of detecting how much charge my rechargeable batteries have. It ends up showing the battery warning after a few days of play and then it'll continue working for several more weeks. I find the blinking red icon on the bottom right very annoying and would like to make it go away.

    Any suggestions?
     


  2. BryceOne

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    That must be game-specific cause i dont get that. I'd usually get a prompt once that the battery is low when i start up a game, but that's about it. If there's no option in the game, then you probably can't.
     
  3. heat6jones
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    I've only been playing Skyward Sword lately. Fi and the Wii are really annoying me with their constant reminders.
     
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    It usually lasts for an few extra hours of gameplay. I'm curious to see what percentage it gives the warning at for you. Please connect one of your low power remotes and run this:
    http://www.mediafire...w1t1sospqc723eq

    It's just a simple little app that should report the percentage you have left, but I did make an icon and meta.xml file for you so running it should be easy.

    Edit: v1.1 can be downloaded here:
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/314604-disable-low-battery-warning/page__view__findpost__p__3994800
     
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    This problem can be caused by the batteries itself. Normal batteries produce 1.5V. Rechargable NiCd and NiMh usually only produce 1.2V or 1.3V.
    This can confuse the system and can make it trigger the low battery to fast. While normal batteries probably won't last much longer once the voltage dropped to 1.1V,
    rechargable ones keep doing their job.
    You could try a set of normal batteries to see if the problem is still there with those.
     
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    Lol, it's ridiculous how many downloads that got. I spent more time on the icon than anything else (which is barely passable by my standards).
     
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    i think the battery warning is game specific, so you cant do anything to it.

    else

    about rechargeable batteries, it doesnt matter if the battery is 1.2v or 1.5v, the wiimotes measures how strong the voltage current is going on your batteries, I even use my 1.2v 2400ma Energizer Batteries and it last long for about 1week and 3 days with 3 hours usage in weekdays and 7-10 hours for saturdays and sundays
     
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    Yes, the warnings are game specific. I came across that file in the SS iso. I havnt changed it or even opened it so dont ask how to edit it.

    I dont quite understand how the warnings work though, because my batterypack always shows as full (so yes, it just dies without warning, annoying to say the least).
    Normal AA batteries reports fine though, so its not the wiimote lol
     
  9. obcd

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    voltage and current are 2 different things. If a battery becomes empty, it's voltage becomes lower.
    the current depends upon the voltage and the load. I have no wiimote details, but it would suprise me if they didn't measure the voltage.
     
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    they measure it on ampere's if the ampere drops in certain level, then that's the time that you need to replace your batteries. that explains why rechargeable batteries last longer than dry cell/stock batteries.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=1052
     
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    That is interesting. Please run that app on a remote that you think is getting close to dying and tell me what it says.
     
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    You will probably need to cool them down with liquid nitrogene untill they become super conductive for that experiment.
    After you did this, you wan't need your 12 V car battery anymore, as they will be dead already.
     
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    Joostin, you are evil genius! :D Why? Because I want to see my wii remote battery left than show on home menu and see 4 bar of batteries.
     
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    Lol, thanks. There is certainly room for improvement (like not making you press A before checking the power), but it does what it's supposed to. I can't say for sure how accurate it is, but I think it should give you a basic idea of what you want.

    If you want, I could make it check the power in all four remotes (assuming they are connected).
     
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    Here you go:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?gufeu1id9rdx36v

    That will tell you the power remaining on up to 4 remotes.
     
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    Yea I know, its weird as hell.
    I'll try the app when those batteries have been in use a while. Right now Im on my rechargable AA batteries though, and Im too lazy to change before they are empty haha
     
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    I can respect that. :D
     
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    how do you disable fi? you can't :creep:
     
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    I tried shooting her when she was doing one of those dance/story things, but the rocket (yes, this lie has a rocket launcher) passed right through her. She then turned on me and snapped my head off.

    Edit: ROFL, I have over 3000 posts!
     

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