Does EmuNAND increases battery usage or is my battery dying

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Osakasan, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Osakasan
    OP

    Osakasan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    793
    446
    Sep 19, 2015
    When the scene exploded i inmediatly installed EmuNAND. While i decide to jump ship to A9LH i observed that my o3DS' battery gets depleted crazy fast, to the point that i can't play with 3D+max vol+Wifi without the red light blinking in less than 20 min.

    I'm looking at this as one of the reasons to jump to A9LH (tbh i read the tutorial over and over and it's just long and somewhat scary) but before going through the hassle i wanted to ask, is it normal for the battery life to be reduced like that or is it just dying?

    Also, please stick to the topic, no A9HL evangelizers please.
     


  2. Hamstermascot

    Hamstermascot GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    199
    46
    Mar 1, 2016
    Netherlands
    I haven't noticed a decrease yet. It's too early to say on my n3ds xl, but my 2ds still has the same battery life as before.
     
  3. hii915

    hii915 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    433
    145
    Dec 9, 2015
    United States
    Earth, GBAtemp
    your battery is fucked. Emunand battery is short but not that short
     
    mironicurse likes this.
  4. fikatr
    This message by fikatr has been removed from public view by Depravo, Jun 15, 2016, Reason: Off topic.
    Jun 15, 2016
  5. Temarile

    Temarile (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ A9LH ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)

    Member
    1,132
    422
    Jan 7, 2016
    Netherlands
    I think your battery is dying. When I used Emunand and now using A9LH I didn't notice a significant drop in the battery as bad as yours.
     
  6. Hector_of_Troy

    Hector_of_Troy GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    146
    32
    Feb 9, 2016
    Italy
    I noticed that too. Might be due to the fact that using Emunand increases the amount of sd card reads the 3ds has to do
     
  7. Thelonewolf88

    Thelonewolf88 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    191
    120
    Jun 11, 2016
    United States
    20 mins to deplete from fully charged is a bit much. The o3ds drains more regardless imo, as I put my n3ds with my o3ds side by side on a full charge, left on the main menu (full brightness and WiFi on)

    The o3ds needed charging before the n3ds.
     
  8. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

    Member
    1,674
    796
    May 29, 2009
    United States
    Your battery should last at least 2 hours at full brightness. Like others have said, your battery is dying.
     
  9. TheVinAnator

    TheVinAnator GBATemp's Greatest Vin

    Member
    3,571
    2,583
    Jan 10, 2016
    Canada
    NO COFFEI!
    Either it's just me or lately I've seen a pretty significant but small drop in power on my Sysnand only n3ds xl a9lh but I think it's just me(it's probably because of the over locking and I so easily noticed it?)
     
  10. LinkSoraZelda

    LinkSoraZelda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,980
    625
    Aug 12, 2015
    United States
    Land of the Rising Orange
    I say it does, since the system has to read a ton more data from the SD than usual. Also would put more stress of the card itself, especially microSDs.
     
  11. VinsCool

    VinsCool Comfortably Numb

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    VinsCool is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,853
    28,348
    Jan 7, 2014
    Canada
    Another World
    I haven't personally had any battery drain from emunand. It lasts for hours before dying.
     
  12. MegaSuperab2

    MegaSuperab2 Homebrewer, Memer, Acts Like Bedroom Is Basement

    Member
    390
    82
    May 8, 2016
    United States
    The Earth
    Battery light blinks in 20 minutes? That reminds me of another console...
     
  13. hii915

    hii915 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    433
    145
    Dec 9, 2015
    United States
    Earth, GBAtemp
    game gear?
     
  14. MegaSuperab2

    MegaSuperab2 Homebrewer, Memer, Acts Like Bedroom Is Basement

    Member
    390
    82
    May 8, 2016
    United States
    The Earth
    Nope, Wii U. GamePad specifically.
    Good guess though.
     
    XRaTiX and Xiphiidae like this.
  15. MoonUsotsuki

    MoonUsotsuki Member

    Newcomer
    48
    13
    Sep 20, 2015
    Mexico
    Here.
    Never had an issue like that, there was a time when my o3ds had smaller battery time, but it restore itself somehow
     
  16. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,582
    364
    Apr 9, 2004
    Are you using a DS flash cart? Because some of them, especially the DSTwo, can drain the battery like crazy. If not then chances are your battery is toast.
     
  17. Osakasan
    OP

    Osakasan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    793
    446
    Sep 19, 2015
    New battery ordered from Amazon. Thanks guys.

    Also @MegaSuperab2 , my Wii U gamepad lasts about 2.5 hours with max brightness so yours might be fucked
     
  18. Lia

    Lia is this the real life

    Member
    1,563
    3,046
    Jan 29, 2016
    United Kingdom
    caught in a landslide
    Good, I don't think you want your battery dying when installing a9lh.
     
  19. MegaSuperab2

    MegaSuperab2 Homebrewer, Memer, Acts Like Bedroom Is Basement

    Member
    390
    82
    May 8, 2016
    United States
    The Earth
    Well, I wasn't saying the GamePad lasts ~20 minutes, I was saying the GamePad has a short ass battery life.
     
  20. Osakasan
    OP

    Osakasan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    793
    446
    Sep 19, 2015
    It has the same battery life as the o3DS in fact.

    Anyway the thread can be closed already. Thank you everyone for your help.
     
    MegaSuperab2 likes this.
  21. SomeGamer

    SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,755
    2,712
    Dec 19, 2014
    Hungary
    Just quickly chiming in, installing A9LH reduces the number of SD reads, leading to slightly longer battery time and less wear on the SD card.