Wavebird Battery Packs

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Apr 15, 2008
  1. The_Cylon_Surfer
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    Well I'm form the UK and have looked everywhere for a battery pack for my newly aquired Wavebird pad. Anyone know of a UK based supplier?

    I have seen one pack on Ebay.com but am unsure of the implications of using the battery packs charger in combination with a US2UK plug adaptor - anyone have any suggestions on that front?

    Does anyone know if the Wiimote battery pack (the kind purchased from GAME) fits the Wavebird pad or can be easily adapted to (and obviously fitted back in the Wiimote after for charging purposes)?

    I am aware that the Wavebird has a extremely good battery life (100hours) with just 2 standard AA batteries but I am not a fan of either buying rechargables, charging or continually disposing of standard AA's. So a battery pack would be perfect!
     
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    Adapter.
    Unless the adapter explicitly states it supports the input (talking about the US adapters here) I would avoid it:adapters are normally brutally simple things (two blocks of iron and some coiled wire simple) and the wrong voltage in can cause anything from shortened life to release of magic smoke).

    You could however splice the end (assuming it is proprietary) to a normal adapter that puts the correct voltage out. I do it all the time and the most complex it usually gets as adding a resistor if I am lazy or a Zener diode if I am not when some money grubbing design team decides 7.4 volts is the way forward.

    Also you can get AA batteries that charge from USB ports which would seem to work for your dual use criteria:
    http://prodmod.wordpress.com/2007/01/26/usbcell-usb-battery/
    I know you said you did not want them but they are good.
     
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    Thanks man - If all else fails I'll have a look at those!
     
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    That is good news! Although it would appear that the contacts are indeed the same the shape as the AGB-003's but the outer plastic which secures the device in place is not of the same shape. At least this opens up the possibilities of modding a Wii Battery Pack or old GBA Battery Pack.
     

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