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    Wiimote docks apparently unsafe - but rechargeable batteries safe?

    Hi. I am aware of numerous accounts of the wiimote charging stations overheating, some destroying wiimotes.
    I am also aware that officially Nintendo warns against using rechargeables.

    I'm just wondering if using normal NiMH rechargeable batteries, with an external charger, is known to cause any problems?

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    no probs for me or anyone i know. i use energizer NiMH with an external charger. it works great
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    As long as you're using a good-quality charger with good-quality batteries, you shouldn't have a problem.

    Cheap batteries are prone to overheating and/or premature failure.

    Cheap chargers can over-charge batteries, causing overheating and/or premature failure.

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    If you are useing apopular brand rechargeable battery and use the correct battery charrger, then it will be fine. I use Sanyo and Panasonic rechargables on a Panasonic quick charger.


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    Cool, thanks.

    I bought an good brand charger with batteries included. It all looks high quality so hopefully will be fine as you say.

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    i charge these all weekend sometimes and they never feel warm:

    Read about my awesome rechargeable battery solution.

    After Shipping: 2 batteries cost $16 / 4 batteries cost $30

    These batteries. Here is what makes this rechargeable battery solution 10 times better than CHARGING STATIONS:
    • Pros:
      • Cheapest!
      • Less bulk and clutter!
        • i.e. no charging station, disassembled Remotes or loose batteries.
      • Batteries will always be charged
        • no one has the chore of disassembling each Remote
        • no one has the chore of removing the Jackets so the Remotesfit into a Charging Station
      • Remote Jacket NEVER needs removed.
        • I cut a small hole on the Jacket for the charging cable to poke through.
      • NO AC ADAPTER... batteries get power from Wii's USB ports even when the Wii is in standby mode.
        • Have you read that 3rd party charging stations have ruined Remotes? It won't happen with USB-powered charging solutions because the there is no high powered AC adapter to contribute to over-voltage
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      • I have found no cons... REALLY!
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    I use the Nyko (sorry if its spelled wrong) dual charging dock and I've never had a problem with it. Its sometimes a pain to get the Wii-mote to conect to the charger but a little jiggle fixes that.
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    ^Exactly what I use...no problems here

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    Oh jeez....

    Just go to Target or Walmart, get a charger (a normal one is $10, a really nice Duracell or Energizer one is $20), then get some Duracell AA batteries. They're not expensive at all (about $3 each, it'll probably run you less than ordering random things online), you don't have to pay shipping, and Duracell batteries are almost perfect in their quality and life. The charger will probably come with 2 AA rechargeables (and 2 AAA), so you can buy another 4-pack of AA for les than $15... it totals out to $30 or less for enough batteries and a charger good for 3 Wii remotes.
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    Another vote for standard NimH rechargables, and a standalone charger.

    I use 2700ma batteries, and the batteries last *much* longer - quite a few weeks of heavy use.

    I have 4 sets (4 controllers) so if I ever run out in the middle of a game I just swap controllers and recharge the batteries overnight (so hopefully it won't ever happen in the middle of a 4 player mixed-double tennis match!)

    I'm not sure I'd trust a 3rd party docking charger - and don't they stop fitting when a wii jacket is on?

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