Is it normal for the R4 to drain my battery?

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  1. HipN
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    I fully charge my DS, and only after playing 4-6 hours, my DS gets the RED light.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. lagman

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    Which game?, Brightness level?, Speakers or headphones?, Wi-Fi?
     
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  4. iwakura

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    thats not normal, but i dont think its the R4...how long have you had the DS?
     
  5. chalupa

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    It's lite cant be old enough to have batteries drained very bad.
     
  6. Destructobot

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    From the Official GBAtemp R4 DS Review:
     
  7. myclock

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    the results arent that different so thats alritght. but only 4 hrs of mario! that kinda sux
     
  8. Mars

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    Does moonshell drain more battery than a normal game?
     
  9. .TakaM

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    I'd expect watching DPG's especially with the volume at say %400 percent would drain the batteries quickly

    well, thats what I do when I want to drain em [​IMG]
     
  10. bobrules

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    level 1 brightness, no sound, no wifi, I can play pokemon for 13hours
     
  11. iwakura

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    sounds like you're playing straight through the night. just like me [​IMG]
     
  12. Rayder

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    Do you have a slot2 card also? I hear those drain the battery about 10% faster. I would imagine that it will do that whether you're using the slot2 card or the slot1, as long as it's plugged in.
     
  13. lblk32

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    whats the average battery time for ds lite
     
  14. Rayder

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    DS lite battery life per brightness level:
    Lowest Brightness: 15-19 hours
    Second Brightness: 10-15 hours
    Third Brightness: 7-11 hours
    Maximum Brightness: 5-8 hours

    The lowest number in each category is DS games, highest number is GBA.

    DS lite takes 3 hours to charge from a dead battery.


    The numbers listed assume that the battery is working at full capacity and is not old or worn out. Volume level will also affect the numbers listed. WiFi even more so.
     
  15. leetdude_007

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    Porn seems to drain my DS 20% faster than anything else.

    But seriously, I get about 12 hours of game play on brightness=2 with headphones, no wi-fi, and ~50% volume. The jury is still out about battery life, M3 Simply and sleep mode... I never kept track. My guess that music tends to drain a lot more than a game, especially MP3s because they are an old format that have inefficient compression schemes. Am I right about that?
     
  16. superrob

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    My DS plays A LONG time with my R4.
    Using brigthnes 3
    100% sound

    And i can play so long that i dont wont to count it ;S