Large Capacity Battery?

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  1. Nex_WhatToDo
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    Hi im from the UK and just picked up my DS again after a while, problem is i'v lost my charger :S

    So i was wondering if you could tell me a good site where i could get a new charger and also a large capacity battery, i dont want too spend much but i want good quality products [​IMG]

    Thanks!

    NeX
     


  2. Switchy

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    I'm wondering about the large capacity battery as well!!

    When I sold my Phat to buy a Lite, I expected to be able to play at least 3 days on a full battery. I'm kind of disappointed that my battery only lasts 1 day, and sometimes I don't even make that!
     
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    Be careful with third party batteries, I have a couple of original model DS ones with a standard capacity but the "larger" ones have somewhat of a bad rep for a reason.

    UK wise I seem to recall Game do a USB charger, I highly suggest you pick up one of those (I do not have a lite so my old SP charger works, quite in fact I am using my US charger now).

    I got a couple of batteries from:
    http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/Game_Batteries.shtml a few weeks back, good site and good batteries.
     
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    [​IMG] Is that 2000mah for real? By that, I mean does it really work?

    ...With that battery... Fourth Brightness will no longer be a problem. [​IMG]
     
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    haha, QFT
     
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    I used to use third party batteries but I must warn you of something.

    Lithium batteries have a slight tendancy of exploding...causing a very very hot fire. The law of physics prevents you packing so much stuff in a small space.

    So basically with a 2000mAh battery, you are packing in double amount of the original manufacturers amount of lithium juices. Statistically speaking, you are doubling the chances of having that battery melt your DS.

    Just saying.
     
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    Wow thats pretty darn cheap. However I don't wanna take my chances on a third party acessory now, too scared from these comments. lol. ANyways is there a reputable large capacity battery anywhere out there. Perhaps one by Nintendo?
     
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    I stopped buying third party batteries because although they look like they would last longer, if you test it there isn't much difference.

    Of the three third party batteries tested, one lasted shorter than official, two lasted dozen to couple dozen minutes longer than official, yet the capacity is supposed to be a lot bigger.

    They never exploded on me, but I speculate the technical limits of packing excessivie Li-ion causes unstability and burns inside the battery instead of waiting to be used by DS, resulting in less running time than theoretical amount.
     
  11. JacobReaper

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    well this does also mean.. double charge time right? [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Great thought man!

    I never thought of that.
     
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    The DealExtreme one is apparently actually only 1200Mah so there's only a slight difference..
     
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    as long as the battery is not built by sony we shouldn't see any exploding [​IMG]

    I was reading those comments from dealextreme. All of them look like they are made by GT and only get the usage life of 1500mAh which still worse than rated, also looks like of those few people that alot of those 2000mAh batteries died (as in unusable in a short period of time)

    Looks like the better solution might be the external packs which sucks, i'd love to have a internal 2000mAh battery for mine although i almost never even get the red led lit it would just be nice to know it wouldn't have to worry about it. I had a GBA SP with the pelican 3x battery that added like 2mm to the bottom but it was a great add-on for the system, too bad that it was the limited edition NES version that was frontlit and not backlit cause i would still have it today.
     
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    I got a better idea that's cheap and official. Nintendo.com sells batteries for $15.00 USD. Buy 2-3 of them and keep them charged. Also purchase a really small screwdriver and you're set. You have 2-3x your normal battery charge, it's official and it's easy.

    No need to worry about your battery burning. There isn't an external charger (at least from my searches) so once one battery is done charging you'd need to replace it to charge other batteries. The idea situation would be to find something that would charge the batteries without needing the NDS Lite.
     
  16. JacobReaper

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    ya but i would hate having to change and change and change the batterys over and over again
     
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    There is an external charger, http://www.xgamegear.com/dsbach.html

    But I would get an emergency charge thing, so I could use AA batteries. Can't you charge the DS with USB? A mini-b charger probably exists
     
  18. Destructobot

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    There's this thing: http://www.divineo.com/cgi-bin/div-us/zz-dsl-3fpw

    It's not a battery, it's a thingie that holds up to 3 of the official Nintendo batteries and lets you switch between them. It supposedly also lets you use AA batteries to power the DS.

    I'm not recommending this device, or this dealer, as I've never dealt with either, I'm just pointing out that it exists.
     
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    That seems useful, it that it could easily be modded for a completely external charging source (hack up usb mini-b cable, solder) so that you could have it not on your DS. But I swear by emergency chargers because of all my rechargable AA batteries
     
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    Thats huge [​IMG]
    Oh well, a small price to pay for battery life I guess.

    But I wouldn't trust third-party batteries if I were you, i have a history of issues of third-party batteries and their "promise" or delivering 'high capacity'. Make sure you check up on reviews before getting a third-party battery, to ensure it does what its supposed to do.