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Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by epicelite, Dec 7, 2008.
1: What is the MAh of a stock DS lite battery?
2: Where can I get one better?
Stock is 1000 mAh. You can find some on dealextreme.com that *claim* to be greater, but as they are Chinese, and cheap price, they aren't as high as they say.
I have one from there that claims to be 2000 mAh and I've been using it for about a year now with no problems. It seems greater than 1000, but not probably not as high as 2000. Still an improvement for the $6 I spent.
This is the exact one I own: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3840
A similar one: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3289
A dodgy looking one: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12689
1800mAh (claimed), probably much less, don't buy this one: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13320
1600mAh (claimed), definitely less, don't buy this one either: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8711
I can only recommend the first one. Just look at the reviews for the different ones.
1. 1000 MAh
2. it sells for $15 on the official nintendo DS website.
$15, really? I'd have expected at least $30.
I had done some research on batteries (or, I should say I Googled it a bit), and I found those 1600mAh batteries. I also found various things on ebay. I really don't trust cheap chinese electronics, especially when said electronics can heat up to a few hundred degrees in a fraction of a second.
That said, I'd love it if Nintendo (or some [genuine] 3rd-party producer) made upgrade batteries of 1600mAh or more. They're coming out with technologies to increase the batteries' capacities tenfold. I think the cathode is generally the limiting factor of Li-ion batteries, these days, but I'm sure there'll be a breakthrough in just a couple years.
(Alternatively, I've been looking at combining multiple batteries. If you get two batteries and connect the positive to positive and the negative to negative, you'll get the same voltage but twice the capacity. I'm not sure exactly how this will work with li-ion, but I believe you just need to add some form of regulation to the circuit. Good to research if you're inclined.)
How would it fit in the battery compartment!
Duct tape, of course.
My standard fix-it at home is actually twist-ties, sometimes paired with staples.
But I guess duct-tape wouldn't make the battery explode nearly so often.
wouldn't that make it ugly and bulky?