EZ 3in1 Battery Drain

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by rubaducky, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. rubaducky
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    Hey all!

    Yes, Don't flame me! [​IMG]
    I figure this topic has been done (in one form or another) before, but I would really like to get a clear answer once and for all, and get some closure on the subject.

    All things being equal (DS Lite age, screen brightness, volume setting, memory card size & speed, type of flash card etc.) does the DS Lite battery last less while the EZ 3in1 is just sitting inside slot-2, even though the DS is JUST running DS games?

    If so, in minutes/hours, how much less?

    Opinions, personal experience, thread links, anything on the subject would be appreciated.

    Thank you!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. pepsibluehawk87

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    No, it doesn't.
     
  3. Sephi

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    There would be no difference if you left the original 'cover' in the slot or nothing. As long as it's not being used there shouldn't be a difference.
     
  4. starfox468

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    No, it only drinks battery acid when your using it
     
  5. Tanas

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    No it doesn't, the battery is always in use.
     
  6. Destructobot

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    Any cart that is in either slot will use some power even when it isn't in use (except possibly the slot 1 cart in GBA mode). The slot 2 cart has to be powered so that DS games can access it if they want to (GBA linkage, rumble, browser RAM, etc.). I don't think the 3-in-1 uses much power when you aren't using it (I didn't notice a difference), but I am quite certain that it does use some.

    As for exactly how much less battery life you'll get with the 3-in-1 plugged in, I don't think anyone has ever cared enough to time it. I certainly don't.