How To Make A USB DS Charger

Discussion in 'NDS - Tutorials' started by Wooaw2005, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Wooaw2005
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    You've been in this situation:
    Running around the house, looking for the DS charger but all you find is the broken one

    Today, I'm going to teach you how to make a USB one that you can plug into any old USB port.

    As long as the cable is intact, you can use a broken DS charger

    TO AVOID FRYING YOUR DS, FOLLOW ALL STEPS CAREFULLY

    Preparation

    Step 1: DS Cable Polarity

    Finding DS cable polarity

    DS Plug Polarity Image


    Step 2: USB Cable Polarity

    Follow parts 1-8 of step one with a USB cable, using the polarity image below:
    NOTE: Ignore the two MIDDLE contacts of the USB plug as those are not power

    USB Plug Polarity Image

    Step 3: Soldering

    Now that you've got 2 wires from both cables marked as positive or negative (+ or -), we can now go onto the soldering
    NOTE: If you are using heatshrink, apply this now to the wire.

    Now, solder the POSITIVE USB wire to the POSITIVE DS wire and apply tape/heat heatshrink
    Then, solder the NEGATIVE USB wire to the NEGATIVE DS wire and apply tape/heat heatshrink

    Now, Wrap tape around the entire joint for durability and test it out!

    Congratulations! You've made yourself a USB DS charger!
     
  2. MythicalData

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    Interesting tutorial! Makes me want to get that soldering kit I've been holding out on even more :)
     
  3. Wooaw2005
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    Go for it! A soldering kit always comes in handy when something breaks! Even if you can't fix it, you can still scavenge things!
     
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  4. MO35AB

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    thanks bro !
    i blow up a fuse on an old DS, back then my multimeter was not working.
    now i dont need it anymore !
     
  5. Souliousery

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    Ok, this is cool!
    If only I had a soldering kit. Or experience. :blush:
     
  6. Wooaw2005
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    You need a soldering kit, but not a lot experience. Soldering the wires together is the easiest part. You just need a steady hand for the multimeter. Everything else is easy as pie!
     
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  7. Missingphy

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    made this. wondering if i can use it to stream it to my pc
     
  8. Wooaw2005
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    You can't as the ds plug only has 5v+ and GND and not data +/-
     
  9. Missingphy

    Missingphy Gbatemp’s Biggest Fan

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    fine
     
  10. Alex4nder001

    Alex4nder001 Part-time thug

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    r/whoooosh
     
  11. Eix

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    Lurking in the Void for a bit
    i did this to my 3ds charger last year but i just covered it in hot glue since i was lazy
    i guess there was a defect or something in my old charger cuz the positive wire wasnt soldered on
    so i had to get my soldering iron out for that
     
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