Rechargable Batteries for Gameboy Advance with backlight mod

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  1. timbo81
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    I am about to modify my AGB-001 with a backlit AGS-101 screen. Could anyone please tell me which rechargable AA batteries would be best to use once the modification is complete?

    I have my eye on some rechargable Energizer 2300mAH NiMH batteries but I'm not 100% sure they would be ok.

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    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Energizer ones or Duracell, those Energizer are quite good, 2300mAH.
     
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    does it really matter? recharchable batteries eventually all get bad because most rechargers are terrible (they overcharge or undercharge, they speed charge and heat the batteries up)

    obviously you wont do anything wrong with energizers, at least for the time being, but depending on your rechargers, you might end up throwing lots of money at those over time compared to like, a store brand or something.
     
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    I had one of those back in the day, they were comfortable enough to use but eventually they ended up only holding a 15 minute charge after a year or two. i mostly used mine plugged into the charger when i was at home. I guess on a backlit gba, the charge would run out fast in general. In addition to that, those things are old by now, which is never good for a battery pack. But if you dont mind the cord, it would probably work for indoor play
     
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    *this applies to most other Mad Katz products also*
     
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    I think I will stay away from the Mad Catz product then. Not sure what I will go with but thanks for giving me something to consider.

    On another point I just went down the local Cash Converters and found a Gameboy Advance (AGB-001) for £2.00, they said it wasn't reading cartridges, but for £2.00 i decided to take a chance, it may just need a deep clean. If I can't get it to work then I can use the parts.
     
  8. Cartmanuk

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    The Backlit mod doesn't use much more power.
    Here are the batteries you want.
     
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    thanks for the link
     
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    How long these batteries last? anyone done some tests?