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    NiMH Rechargeable Batteries

    Has anyone used any battery types besides Alkaline? I would like to know if anyone has done so and experienced bad side affects to the Wiimote because of it.
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    I've used NiMH since the US launch and have had no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTheZombie
    I've used NiMH since the US launch and have had no problems.
    And out of curiosity, how many hours on that set of batteries?

    I've already killed the sets that came with both my wiimotes, and changed them after about a week. This is why i'm anxiously waiting for the docking station, but on the same set of plans, I was considering using my NiMH batts (as you're doing) from my digi, I've got a few spare sets kickin' around that I could use.
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    There are untold hours on my rechargeables. I have 16 AAs that are used throughout the house in all my remotes, toys, flashlights, tools, and now the Wii.

    If you are asking how long the rechargeables last in the Wii, I don't know... I've never timed it. I would guess I charge them every other week. I usually have a couple already charged in the drawer with the charger, so when a device looses power, I just swap the charged ones in, then charge the dead ones. It takes like 15 minutes to fully charge a set.

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    They will last longer than any other battery you find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTheZombie
    I've used NiMH since the US launch and have had no problems.
    Thanks for the response, I just bought my Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector and a NiMH Duracell Charger set (got my Wii yesturday hence me only just purchasing such things). The manual states that only Alkaline batteries should be used with the Wiimote, but I personally felt that wouldnt/shouldnt be the case, thought I would ask and confirm 1st though.
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    I was wondering the same thing but have come to realize the Wii remote just needs an electrical Charge

    Alkaline, NiMh, Li-Ion are just technology to store and release the electricity

    wondering if Anyone has tried Li-Ion batteries they could possibly give you weeks of juice maybe even month or so since Li-Ion have the longest life.

    Energizer E2 are great in my Digi Camera
    get 600 clicks with Li-Ion
    compared with 400 on NiMh
    and 50 or so with Alkaline

    I am thinking Nintendo tells you not to use rechargables as it probably cuts into their shares with the Battery companies they purchased just before launch. heheheh
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyk0n
    ...I am thinking Nintendo tells you not to use rechargables as it probably cuts into their shares with the Battery companies they purchased just before launch. heheheh
    LOL yep, it puts them out of pocket somewhat when we get more for our money, I mean I just downloaded Donkey Kong Country (SNES) and really they points should be less, considering how old the games are. You could probably pick it up for about £1-£2 in the Pre-owned section of a game store now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyk0n
    wondering if Anyone has tried Li-Ion batteries they could possibly give you weeks of juice maybe even month or so since Li-Ion have the longest life.
    Well, Li-Ion batteries produce the same energy as NiMH battery but weighs approximately 25% less. That's why they are nice for portable devices. Another reason Li-Ion batteries have become so popular is that they do not suffer from the "memory effect" at all. Other types of rechargeables can develop a memory that causes them to not fully charge after a lot of use over a length of time. They are also environmentally friendly because they don't contain toxic materials such as Cadmium or Mercury.

    When buying rechargeables, look for the mAh rating. The higher the number, the longer the cell will last between charges. Mine are 2500mAh.
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    thanks for the correction!
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