High Capacity Batteries

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by 2stepsteve, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. 2stepsteve

    2stepsteve Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    I am thinking about switching from a DS lite to DSi mainly for the improved screen quality and WPA support. What annoys me about the DSi is the low capacity 840 mAh battery.

    I have seen some on ebay stating they are 2000 mAh which sounds almost too good to be true as surely the size of the cells would increase beyond the DS casing.

    Has anyone tried any high capacity DSi batteries?

  2. gameguy95

    gameguy95 Needs More Furries!

    Jan 27, 2009
    United States
    no but i would like one. also, if you look at the fine print(that somesimes ebay dos not have) it usually says that the actual capacity is some smaller # like 1150 or 1200
  3. Rising_Dragon

    Rising_Dragon Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    United States
    I was disappointed with the answer I got a couple of months when I asked about the DSL battery. It's a double kicker on the DSi since it has a larger screen and smaller battery. I like the L because it is the longest lasting one so far.

    In short, people just say to stick to whatever battery that is sold on the official nintendo site. I am too kind of annoyed by the WAP-less feature on the DSL but I'll live. Buying other batteries apparently are a huge YMMV.
  4. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    Even then its false advertising...think about it

    Most "2000"mAH batteries are bullshitting you and are worse than the originals.
  5. drag0nzord

    drag0nzord Advanced Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    United States
    Belvidere, IL
    i really wouldnt worry about picking up a hi cap battery

    i play my dsi throughout the day on medium backlight settings and the thing never dies on me. just because the lite has a longer battery life doesnt mean the DSI has a horrible one. meh try owning a freakin psp.
  6. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    This. Just don't use a high brightness level unless really necessary and you're never short of battery [​IMG]

    You're right about the PSP too, it has like 3 hours of battery life on lowest brightness settings, with volume off.
  7. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    My PSP can go up to maybe 6 hours sometimes.
  8. 2stepsteve

    2stepsteve Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    Well I made the switch to the DSi I picked up one and so far am loving the improvements over the DS Lite (LCD display quality!)

    After spending the first couple of days with my DSi the battery life isn't as bad as I was expecting really, but it would be nice to have longer times for flights and long journeys.

    I have been having a look around and from what I've seen so far I can't find a single person who has bought a higher capacity battery that reports it runs for longer than the standard DSi battery, most have a much less run time. Sizes I have come across are 1000mAh, 1680mAh and 2000mAh they all seem like cheap Chinese crud though but would love to hear of any other experiences.

    I like the look of the Tekcase and wouldn't mind the added weight a review of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYW9CIud2qk

    Shame the Tekcase can't be had here in the UK may need to import it.. but still looking around for other options.