Hardware Is there a portable battery pack for the Wii U (system)?

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I was playing around on my hacked out Wii U on just the gamepad while watching some football on TV and I got to thinking. There should be a rechargeable battery pack for just the Wii U system so they it can be powered anywhere seven without an outlet. That way you can carry it with you in a carrying case or backpack, and just pull out the gamepad to play a wide selection of games, giving more of a portable experience to the system. Yet I looked and it doesn't seem such a product exists. Has anyone seen anything like this? I'd love to be able to do this.
 

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The wii u draws 12v 4amp so any 12v battery that suplies 4amp wil be fine as long as you can slice it in with a spare wii u connector from a cheap or broken psu. I wouldn't reccomend usinging a powerbank that outputs mains ac as the voltage conversion down to 12v is very inefficiant
 

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Good to see the idea is totally viable, shame there is no official product to buy, but rather something we'd have to assemble ourselves.
 

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I doubt you'd find anything that can be reasonably portable, without being too big and bulky, and also makes sense from a cost perspective.

I was going to write how to connect it to a battery, but then I watched that video above and realized he explained already, specifically the 12V DC battery directly to the unit and converting it to 15V, skipping the conversion to AC.
 
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