DSTT + EZ-Flash IV = Battery Rape?

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  1. Kouen Hasuki
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    I'm curious on this one,

    Would using a flash card in both slot 1 and 2 of a DSLite cause battery rape?

    The combo I mean is DSTT and a EZ-Flash IV (Normal Fatty not one of those 3 in 1's)
    Not that its an issue to me ether way but I wondered if anyone tried a similar combo?
     
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    I think the DS powers both slots if there is something inside whether you use it or not.

    So remove the EZ IV if you want better battery life.
     
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    Aye I found the EZ IV to drain a third faster than a normal GBA cart, but wasn't sure if the DS puts Slot 2 to sleep unless in use (which would make sense from a power saving point of view)
     
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    Well DS games can read what's in the GBA slot (pokemon imports/region stuff, some megaman games unlock extras, etc.), so it's gotta' be powered.
     
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    Aye true bit I was wondering if it was put in sleep unless software calls waked to check slot 2 like say... erm Mario 64 DS would sleep it as its un-needed but Pokemon would wake Slot 2 if you went to the correct NPC to try and transport from a GBA Game and sleep it after
     
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    Yeah just having an EZ4 on added about 20% to the current draw (some 25 millamps) compared to an official cart- you can not quite assume a drop of 20% for it as battery chemistry is odd but that would still be the ballpark (your 30% is well within reason).
    Thread from earlier that might be of interest
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/ds-lite-energy-consumption.343497/#post-4564060

    Sleep mode is invariably far higher with flash carts and having something in the GBA slot is worse.
     
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    Aye I got a few other units like a Micro or a SP I can use the flash cart in also but it was curious to me and it seems to be about right as the battery sucked harder than Shaq-Fu with em both in so I put the blank back in for now hehe
     
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    I am also curious about this, I bought a EZ-Flash IV and it seems to drain a lot of my DS Lite's battery, I recharged it 2 times today and I never recharged it 2 times on the same day, and I was ALWAYS playing DS games on DSTT.
     
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    Try a normal GBA cart in the slot as well to see if it's the EZ, or having a cart at all.
     
  10. Kouen Hasuki
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    It's the EZ4 doing it.

    The DS is having to power 2 flash carts with 2 memory cards switch to a normal ds cart when playing the EZ4 that seems to help me at least though I also have the EZ 3in1 which Is what I use on the DS and the EZ4 for my Advance/Advance SP
     
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    When I play Pokemon Emerald (real cartridge) on the DS lite it can last up to 8 hours playing non stop with brightness on high, but with the EZ-Flash IV it barely lasts 5 hours.

    And no, there's no cartridge on the SLOT-1 of the DS Lite (Top screen ribbon is broken therefore the DS does not boot, suprisingly enough it boots GBA games with the touch screen)
     
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    Yea its normal you get less battery life with the EZ4, Its due to all the extra hardware the EZ4 has and a MiniSD on top to also power

    You think 8 to 5 is bad on a DSLite :P Try a Micro goes from 5 to about 2 and a half
     
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    Meh, at least I'm having fun :)

    I hope it doesn't drain that much when I buy a GBA SP.