How long does a 850 and 1800 mAH battery last?

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  1. Chris_Skylock
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    I just bought a DS and DS Lite 3rd party battery and I just want to know how long till they lasted?

    I have a Blue Loong 1800 mAH DS Lite battery and the other one is unknown 850 mAH

    I dont have all day to see them personally but if I set them one at a day for 5 hours, it'll be a waiting game.

    Any experiences for 3rd party battery?

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    Well the Pandora Batterys and Batterys that come with PSPs are 1800 mAH. So just look up PSP battery life and add on about an two or three hours (PSP uses alot of it's battery quickly).
     
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    I was thinking for getting a 1800mAH, but aren't 3rd party batteries supposed to be... well, crappy?
     
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    Yes, from all the reviews I've read about 3rd party batterys, all were bad. All reviews said that even around 2000 mAH it still was about 1-2 hours shorter than the standard DS battery.
     
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    They are, which is really disappointing in way. There are a few types which are significantly worse (i.e they turn the battery light to red after minute) than others but they all fall short of the real thing.
     
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    So what if I bought a much stronger battery for my DSi? Better life?
     
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    No because theyre all cheap knock offs and don't provide anywhere near the amount of power they say they do.

    Might want to wait (as in for a dsi version) for one of these http://www.nyko.com/nyko/products/?i=100 from what i've heard they do the job properly.
     
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    I'm still using the original DSL battery pack, and it does work fine so far, only if you're using a M3 flashcart the battery LED turns into red about one hour before the DSL would shout down because of its lack of energy... That's a bit disturbing, but otherwise... ^^
     
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    Im now charging the Original DS 3rd party battery and it's charging in 3 hours instead of 4 hours. I'll timed it tomorrow when I get up. I'll post he result. For my DS Lite, It might be next week as Im still fine with the original DS Lite battery.

    Regards,
    Chris

    EDIT: It seems it's a 2 hour charge since I plugged it at roughly 5pm and it's now 7pm here in the Philippines. I'll start to count tomorrow for how long does a 3rd party lasts. I extended its charging as it's my initial charging for the battery
     
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    The 850 mAH Original Battery was opened at 8:45am and I'm now getting a red light at 11:22am. It's only 3 hours and get a red light. Im using a genuine Pokemon Platinum retail cart. it seems I dont trust 3rd party. Should I return the battery and get a refund or is that what 3rd party battery are, super crappy?

    I'll test the DS Lite 1800 mAH battery tomorrow as I dont have all day

    I'll edit this post when I get a full result on the DS battery

    Regards,
    Chris

    EDIT: It officially died at 11:30am. calculating at almost 3 hours.
     
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    Thats what 3rd party batteries are like so its up to you how you want to follow up with it, personally i'd probably just cut my loses if it only cost me a £, as I said there are worse out there.
     
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    I got a one week warranty and it's only Php300 or US$6.40. I just bought this 2 days ago. Im not surprise that it's only 3 hours as it's a 850mAH. I'm more worried about the 1800 mAH DS Lite Battery. I heard there are fakes that are 1800mah that are actually less than 1000mah. I bought this in stores and I know most fakes are in stores just like the fake R4s Ive seen in stores. I shouldve bought these batteries from RocksoftOnline as they're more reliable.

    I'll report back for the Blue Loong 1800 mah DS Lite battery using max light settings.

    ~Chris

    EDIT: Is there anyway to determine the actual mah of a DS battery?
     
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    Im just testing Blue Loong 1800mah DS Lite 3rd party battery and Im getting a red light at 1 hour 30 minutes under the brightest setting. might go for 2 hours and 30 minutes if my calculations are correct.

    Estimated Genuine Battery are 5-8 hours under max bright settings.

    What a lousy battery. It's a 1800mah battery and I thought it's much longer than the genuine ones

    ~Chris

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