Play with GamePad while charging

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  1. Loque
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    To play with the wiiu gamepad while it is charging can give issues to battery life?
     
  2. Deboog

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    The gamepad charges faster than it drains, so I'm 90% sure no.
     
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    We can play without problem with the charger attached so
     
  4. Slartibartfast42

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    Not enough to worry about.
     
  5. WiiCube_2013

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    I've played with the GamePad while charging plenty of times and it doesn't seem to have any charging problems whatsoever so it's not something I'd worry about.
     
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    There's actually a (very slight) benefit to playing it with the charger attached. Brightness levels 4 and 5 are actually brighter when using AC than they are with the battery.
     
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    Yea but he asked about long term battery life and no one answered that. Generally, it's bad for batteries to do this, but a new battery doesn't cost that much and is easily user changeable. It's not like it's a macbook pro or iPad. If you decide it's time for a new battery after 2.5 years instead of 3 years, that isn't a big deal.
     
  8. SSG Vegeta

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    I do it all the time so no

    Goku what happened to you ?
     
  9. Slartibartfast42

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    And you've been testing the battery's effective capacity over time? Can you please show us a graph of that data? How have you been doing the experiment?
     
  10. SSG Vegeta

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    I don't see why I should no one else has
     
  11. Slartibartfast42

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    Yea no one has, that's the point. So we can't really answer the question, and my answer wins.
     
  12. SSG Vegeta

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    Not really cause i've been browsing the web all day with the gamepad with the charging cable attached & it hasn't effected my gamepads battery life one bit
     
  13. WiiCube_2013

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    Life and Nintendo BS.
     
  14. SSG Vegeta

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    Gives goku a senzu bean