Leaving the 3DS on all night

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Mar 28, 2011
  1. L-Lawliet
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    Is it a good idea to leave the 3DS on and charging all night with the wi-fi on? Won't this have adverse effects on the battery? Isn't this required for spotpass to work though?
     
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    No because it's Li-Ion battery.
     
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    I think it's fine to leave it on, especially if it's plugged in. That's what I do.
     
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    I used to leave my DS lite on all night all day, back when i used to play Animal Crossing lol.
    I left my gate open so my friends could visit my city.
    Should be just fine [​IMG]!
     
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    If they want you to used spot pass, I doubt they make it were it hurt your battery that way.
     
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    I've been leaving my DSL on overnight and charging for over a year because of the alarm clock and nothing has happened yet.

    I don't think anything will happen to a more advanced gadget.
     
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    Actually, with Lithium-Ion batteries you get the most battery life out of them if you charge them up frequently. Basically, think of it as a reverse memory effect. Also, if a Lithium-Ion battery drains completely (not just to the point where your DS/DSi/3DS/phone doesn't turn on, but completely out of power), it can NEVER be recharged as there is a safety circuit in there that trips when the battery is fully discharged. If you did manage to recharge a fully drained lithium ion battery it would likely EXPLODE which is why that safety circuit is there.
     
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    I even play with my 3DS having it in its charging cradle, just like I used to play my DS/DSi/DSi XL while they were pluged in and nothing happened yet. ^^
     
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    You are correct, but not only will you damage your battery if it gets drained, but also if your battery gets "too" charged.

    I doubt all this can happen, the 3DS will monitor voltage levels and turn on/off charging when necessary. Like stated above, lithium-ion batteries last the longest if you charge them in interval, and not fully, and not from drained to full. Therefore I think the 3DS stand is great... whenever you're finished just put it in the stand.
     
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    It's not the battery I'm too concerned about now, but won't leaving it on constantly overheat it?
     
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    Leaving things plugged in and charging when they're fully charged can produce "trickle", but it shouldn't be too bad.
    It depends on if the plug stops sending charge, or the 3DS says no more and cuts it off.
    I imagine since they included a cradle, it'll be fine.
     
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    Be sure to leave the lid closed, you don't want burnt pixels.
     
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    I leave mine on 99% of the time since I've got it. Switching off only to change SD, and put information on/off.
     
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    Actually, in most cases it is the battery and not the device (such as the 3DS) that monitors the voltage level and stops the charging. That is why you see reports of some of those cheap, poorly made, replacement batteries exploding or catching fire. In some cases the reason those cheap replacement batteries are so cheap is because they leave out one or more of the multiple safety systems that are normally built into the batteries.
     

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