NDS Lite Battery and R4

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by RaulCortez, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. RaulCortez

    RaulCortez Advanced Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    United States
    Well, i'm experiencing some problems with my NDS and my R4. The problem: i don't know well, but, the battery dies after 9 or 8 hours of gameplay, when it was supposed to handle 15 hours (following the manual). Is this normal? Does R4 forces more use of the battery?
  2. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    All flashcarts drain the DS's battery faster than standard game carts.
  3. nexus7412369

    nexus7412369 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 30, 2007
    Slot 2s drain the battery faster right?
  4. notnarb

    notnarb Not narbing it up

    Jun 18, 2007
    slot 2s generally need a slot one running as well, so yes
  5. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Many slot2 cards drain the battery faster than slot1's do.

    Slot1 - About 5% faster (sleep mode is considerably less efficient)

    Slot2 - About 15% faster (depending on the patching options used for various games)

    That really hurts on a DS phat with its 6-10 hour default battery life, but I consider it quite tolerable on a DSlite, especially when you consider the obvious benefits of having flashcarts.
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