WiiMote and batteries

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Joey R., Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Joey R.
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    Well, now that the batteries of my WiiMote are running low, I asked my mother for a couple of spare new ones to replace them. My sister suggested I grabbed two of the rechargeable batteries she has for her camera. The thing is, I've read that Nintendo advices not to use rechargeable batteries on their WiiMotes. Has anyone had any experience with this type of batteries? Why is that Nintendo is against them?
     
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    I use ENELOOPs (since 2 years) and its OK
     
  3. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    There are 3 types of rechargeable batteries you can use with the Wiimote.

    1) Standard AA rechargeable batteries, I use Energiser 2500mah and the last for ages and charge quickly.

    2) Wiimote fitting batteries that charge whilst in the Wiimote, early and cheap versions have been known to burn out the Wiimote whilst charging. I wouldn't recommend them, though it could different now.

    3) Wiimote fitting batteries that charge outside the Wiimote. I have a cheap one and it didn't last very long and charged over USB which took too long for the amount of usage.

    With the last two you usually get a new battery cover as the battery is usually built into it. Some have the contacts on the outside as well.
     
  4. mhadf

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    I've never had a problem with rechargables ever, been using them for everything for at least 20 years.

    You can buy those little recharge stations for the Wii now, they aren't the longest lasting but they'll get you through a 12 hour stretch between charges.
     
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    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

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    i'd use one of those stands where u put the battery pack in and charge
     
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    My Wiimotes have had no problem with any of the rechargeables I've thrown at them, from the best ones I've got to the crappiest.
     
  7. Joey R.
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    Nice, nice. I guess I'll start using the same batteries that my sister has in her camera. You take them out and let them recharge for some hours in an external stand, plugged to the wall. I have eight of those, so I'll always have a pair ready in case of emergency. Thanks for the tips, guys.