recharging using induction

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  1. mr. fancypants
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    i just found a really neat gadget for the 3ds, a recharger which makes use of induction so no wires anymore.

    but now my question is is it possible to charge the 3ds using induction and charging the 3ds using the 'old' recharger? or will that combination break my 3ds?

    btw

    this is what I mean by induction recharger

    http://www.r4i.com.de/induktion-ladestation-fur-3ds.html
     
  2. Arras

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    It's just a battery with some extra hardware, so I assume it should work, but I would seriously advise against trying both at the same time. It may overload it or something.
    Note: not speaking from experience or anything, just an educated guess.
     
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    The induction charger directly charges the battery, ignoring the hardware load cutoff switch built into the 3DS charging port circuits.

    If you like to fry your 3DS, go ahead and plug in the standard charger and use the induction charger at the same time.

    If you don't want to fry your 3DS extra crispy, use one method or the other.
     
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    mr. fancypants that´s ´Sir´ for you!

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    thanks for the advice

    to be honest, i think that a *cough* crispy 3ds isnt the thing i want

    anyway i was just wondering what would happen, also i am not plannig to buy it. it's nice to have but a little bit too expensive to buy it and (eventually) do nothing with it
     
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    You would likely blow the the fuse in the 3DS, one is for the battery and the other is the charging port. In the setup you will likely blow out both fuses.
     
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    Why not use a 3DS charging cradle?
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    Go buy an extra capacity and then try putting it in the 3DS charging cradle and then try asking that question out loud to yourself and you will immediatedly know why you shouldn't even bother with that why post.
     
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  8. Veho

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    If you use both at the same time, it could fry your battery (and maybe the rest of the 3DS as well). You can use either/or, that should be fine.

    Is the cutoff switch inside the 3DS, or is it built into the battery? Some Li-ion batteries have the charging regulation built into them.
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    Might be in the battery. I haven't taken apart the official battery to tell you that.


    Fuses are on the board, pic locations listed below.

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    Good to know, thanks.
    I tried searching for 3DS battery cross sections and disassembly, it didn't occur to me to try the other route :shy:
     
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    Most circuit board in batteries are to regulate the voltage output if it was cheaply made. Might not have a load cutoff switch in 3rd party batteries that suck.
     
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    http://au.ign.com/articles/2011/04/08/nyko-power-pak-and-charge-base-for-3ds-review

    ...try not being a dick

    edit: because why add another offtopic post?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I just don't see the point, trying to use 2 types of charging at the same time seems like a silly move.
    3DS units came with a perfectly good point to point charge cradle anyway.
    Not to mention it only needs to charge for 1-3 hours max, is it really worth risking your battery to shave off an hour?