DSTWO power consumption...

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May 24, 2010
  1. cowboycoder77
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    Newcomer cowboycoder77 Advanced Member

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    I haven't heard many people say much about this. How is the DS battery life when running DSTWO?

    Thanks.
     
  2. iamthemilkman

    Member iamthemilkman GBAtemp Fan

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    When I was testing my card, it didn't seem much worse than any other card.

    I thought it'd be a big battery drain, but it's not bad from what I could gather.
     
  3. RupeeClock

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    I guess that's just when you play a DS game though.
    If you're emulating GBA or playing AVI video, it might be a big drain.
     
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    well ive been playing for about 5-6 hours on various games from full charge and watched a video with no light flicker yet
     
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    It's "alright".
    That's about as much as I can say, I haven't properly tested for play time when I got it I turned my DS on played around for about half an hour closed my DS (still on) came back 4 hours later opened and the light went red, with my EDGE card I could leave the DS on and closed over night and it still be green in the morning.
    since then I haven't had my DS off the charger while playing it.
    Don't take mine seriously I have no idea what state my battery was in when I tried it, no idea if it was fully charged or not.
     
  6. iamthemilkman

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    I actually did the latter (GBA emulation). The only DS game I really tested out for a good bit was the new PoP.
     
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    Its not really bad. I only used this cart for the GBA emulation for 2 days and my battery still hasn't died yet on the DS lite using lowest light. But I wasn't play for a lot within those 2 days maybe like 4 hours or so
     
  8. Matt140

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    I spent a bit of time using free cheat on a few games (fuzzy search is a rather good feature when coupled with RTS), battery lasted about 1 hour 30 mins, but that wasn't full charge.
     
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    Even if a flashcart drains the battery when you're playing a game/watching a vid on it, it still shouldn't use up a lot of battery power.
     
  10. 9th_Sage

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    To me it doesn't seem much worse unless you're doing GBA emulation or the Free Cheat feature. Both of those seem to use the extra CPU more than the cart generally does. It seems like they're doing pretty good at keeping the CPU in some kind of 'idle' power saving state when not needed or at least keping it clocked down or something.
     

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