Ok, this can't be right.....

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Xuphor, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    I was just playiong Rayman 3D, in 3D, max brightness, no powersave for about 20 minutes (I had a full charge). When I plugged it back into the dock to charge it for the night, the charge light stayed on for a whole 5 seconds, then turned off.
    How the heck could have the 3DS not taken any battery power at all in 20 minutes of full 3D? Is something messed up?
     
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    I would guess it's programmed not to charge unless your battery is below a set threshold, but not having my 3DS yet I could not tell you for sure.
     
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    Perhaps it doesn't charge properly when in sleep mode? I'm having doubts about how much my 3ds is charging, a few days ago, it seemed to be fully charged but completely ran out of power (shut itself down) after a litle more than an hour playing startwars.
     
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    To prevent it from completely and utterly destroying your batteries life by charging it to 100% every time it drops to 99.9% it will not begin charging until the battery level drops below some unknown (I don't know) threshold.

    So if you use less than x% ( I'm guessing 10% ) of the battery and then shove it on the dock, it won't charge it back up to 100% for you.

    This will make the battery last much longer in the long term.
     
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    So you're saying that 10% more battery power would have lasted my about another hour?

    The charging light came on for a little while, then went off, which does, if you think about it, suggest that the device had fully charged. However an hour of gameplay suggests otherwise.
     
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    But it wasn't an hour, it was a measly 20 minutes.
     
  7. Xuphor
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    With the mode I was playing in, the 3DS would last 3 hours (I forgot to mention I always have wireless on when my system is on). I played 20 minutes. 20 minutes is VERY close to 11% of 3 hours. (11% = 19.8 minutes)
    My 3DS had to have under 90% charge when I put it back on the dock, and it was powered off, NOT in sleep mode when I put it back.

    If the threshold is really below 90%, it's easily the lowest of any rechargable gaming system yet. I really doubt it's the case too.
    I'm wondering if either my 3DS's battery, or charger is messed up somehow now. :/