Wii U Controller eat battery

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by s-arash, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. s-arash

    s-arash GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 3, 2013
    United States
    hi guys

    i just didnt used my wii u for some weeks , today when i wanted to turned it on via controller, it didnt , i found that my full charged controller is fully uncharged now

    is this normal?
  2. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    Batteries lose their charge..
  3. slingblade1170

    slingblade1170 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    If its not on charge for a long time any battery will die, put it on charge and your good.
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Normal. This is called self-discharge. Even when not using battery loses power over time.
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    I don't think he is talking about the "normal" self-discharging batteries time. Gamepad are discharging as fast as if you were playing. if you don't use it for one week, it's discharged. (not using your DS, 3DS, wiimote, etc. doesn't discharge it in one week).
    Isn't the gamepad always active because you can use it as a TV remote without powering the console? (sure it use less power than if you were playing, but it does discharge very fast even when not using it). They should allow a proper switch off state.
    Edit: oh, and like said by Boud.. Indask8 : it's always ON to detect when you power on your console.
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    just leave it on it's charger dock whenever your not using it that's what i do. also there's a larger battery you can get now from playasia.
  7. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

    Apr 19, 2007
    Look at the Flag...
    Yep the gamepad discharge itself abnormally quickly, The new bigger battery helps a little.

    As Cyan says, I suspect the gamepad keeps trying to communicate with the WiiU all the time so it can turn on by itself if you turn on the WiiU first rather than the gamepad...

    Would be great if Nintendo release an update with an extra option to disable the gamepad from trying to turn on all by itself, because if you don't use it for 1/2 week that's a whole battery charge cycle gone for nothing.
  8. mkill

    mkill Member

    May 24, 2007
    yeah even if you disable the wii pad screen while gaming with a wiimote, it still discharges very fast even from brand new. I haven't played any wii pad intensive games yet, but that would be a problem on the Wireless side, you could always plug in the good ol' charger cable and your good.
  9. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    If you know ahead of time that you aren't going to be using it for a few days/weeks/months/whatever, you could always take the battery out. That'll make sure it's completely off and not draining the battery. Of course, if not using it for a length of time is something that just happens and not planned out, you won't know to do this ahead of time.
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