does the usb cable charges the 3ds?

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  1. kisamesama
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  2. trumpet-205

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    Yes the charge cable works.
     
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    Well yeah, that's what it's meant to do..?
     
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    I wish...

    Damn powerbricks... :(
     
  7. retrodoctor

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    You can just use one from a phone or buy one. Android phones and iPhones come with a "wall charger" that's just a usb-to-outlet plug.
     
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    Yeah, I know. I have quite a few. But they can be a bit more bulky than just standard one-piece wall chargers, and I would like this retracting one to keep with me on the go, so the less bulk, the better.
     
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    thx guys! i am happy with my buy then :) ... yup will use the wall adapter/charger that came with my hp touchpad .. should work right?
     
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    Well, this may not be right... but my father used to tell me to not use another powerbrick besides the one that the device came with. I did this once, and my Motorola Atrix was super hot after only 5 mins.
     
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    That's because of the differences in the voltage/wattage output... given enough time, if you plug your 3DS into a charger with way higher output than what the regular charger is supposed to give, you probably might fry your 3DS, or at the very least, fry the battery.
     
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    This^

    The 3DS needs a 4,6V 900mA DC adapter.
     
  13. lithium210

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    Dont buy retractable ones! The cable on those are so thin that after awhile it'll stop working from pulling apart so many times.
     
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    I was kinda thinking the thinner cable would make it charge slower, too.
     
  15. klim28

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    I'm using this usb cable charger on my US(220v) and Jp(110v) units. They charge perfectly fine using my laptop/pc. Havent tried using this usb cable charger on the wall outlet though using an adapter. Best partner for this cable charger is a power bank. 4x the battery on the go :)
     
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    Aside from being poor quality, you're buying from DX (were you to get that one). And aside from that retractable chargers are kinda ugly.
     
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    Actually its more dude to it being plugged into a computer USB port. The wall charges faster.
     
  18. kisamesama
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    can you recommend a wall charger(usb adapter) suitable for the 3ds??
     
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    I have a bunch of different wall adapters and I use them all mixed and matched among my different USB chargers without issue. You can grab a cheap wall adapter for the B&N Nook, for example, at B&N. or get something much cheaper online.
     
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    was referring to this reply.... can i use any wall adapter?