Question about my 3DS not charging while I play

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xxteargodxx, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. xxteargodxx

    xxteargodxx GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    United States
    So I'm playing my 3DS at the library right now for about 15 minutes or so now. I'm playing Pokemon Black with sound off, wifi on and 3d off. My charger was plugged in before I turned the system on and it isn't charging while I play. Also in case anyone is wondering, my 3DS had a full charge before I turned the system on to play it.

    Is that normal for it to not charge while you play when you already had a full charge?
  2. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    When the plug is connected (on both ends), the system becomes powered by the plug, not the battery, but enough power is running from the plug to also charge the battery should it need to. When the battery is fully charged, the light goes off, as it can't charge it anymore, even while the system is on and is plugged in for power.
  3. Ben_j

    Ben_j GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 13, 2005
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