EZ-Flash 3-in-1 Battery Drain

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Apr 19, 2008

EZ-Flash 3-in-1 Battery Drain by JSalcedo at 4:46 AM (2,107 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. JSalcedo
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    I read somewhere that if you have an EZ-Flash 3-in-1 inserted in your DS while you play, your DS will discharge quicker. Does this actually happen? Or does it only drain power when you are using the Opera browser/playing a GBA game/rumbling? Thanks.
     
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    It happens because your DS needs more power to fuel the Rumble, RAM and to recognize the cart.
     
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    That didn't answer the question of "Or does it only drain power" etc..
     
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    Any cart you have plugged into the DS will drain some power even when it's not is use. The 3-in-1 isn't too bad in this regard, but it does still drain some power.
     
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    I think it does but I don't know how much.
     
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    So are we talking like 1 hour less time per charge? or more like 3-4?
     
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    I would say not even an hour. You would hardly see much of a difference unless you have the RAM/Rumble feature enabled and in constatnt use, otherwise its energy use hardly has an impact. I don't see a difference in battery use with or without the cart.
     
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    This is an interesting topic overall. There's definitely battery drain, but I've always wonder how much exactly. There's got to be info out there somewhere. I'll give a test myself once I get my DS back from repair.

    (Come on, everyone! To the GBAtemp lab.)
     
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    I didn't even notice the difference myself, but I don't really play my DS enough to have a good sense of how long the battery will last normally. I'd say the difference is probably less than an hour, but that's just a guess.
     
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    When you got an answer, please tell me

    I never use DSL without 3in1 before, so I don't know the different.

    But back in slot2 days....

    SC slot2 run DS game (so it not using its ram) but it still drain much power.
     
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    Yup.
    I used my filter cartidge for the DS lite for ages because i didn't like the GBA games sticking out.
    Then I got my 3-in-1 and have noticed it drains the battery,but not too much.
     

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