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Check your Wii-mote battery life with out turning on your Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by tallerthenyou, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. tallerthenyou

    tallerthenyou WiiChat Member

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    I recently noticed while playing around with my two Wii-motes that if you press any button on the Wii-mote (excluding the power button) while the Wii is off the blue player lights will light up from 1-4 lights depending on how much battery power is left. I didn't know if anyone else had noticed this yet, but I figured someone might find it useful.
     
  2. jus.

    jus. WiiChat Member

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    I noticed one of my remotes had more lights than the other when I did that. Makes sense. Anyone notice their #2 remote NEVER goes ot sleep with the Wii turned on?
     
  3. Bubbagump

    Bubbagump Still Here

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    wiimotes are a total batery drainer ive had mine for about a week and ive used 3 pairs, and i dont even have any games besides wii sports.
     
  4. Wattle

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    Rechargeable battery's FTW, they only cost around 50 bucks and you get your moneys worth plus more after the first month, well... if your use to using shitty battery's you do.
     
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    Yah i have gone through two pairs in a week or so I wish they're was a definate on and off switch I hate it when i go to move the wiimote and accidently hit a button and i have to wait for it to turn off oh well I am hoping they make a charger for the batteries using the USB ports on the back of the wii :)
     
  6. xbandaidx

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    I'm sorry but that Duracell battery charger sucks.

    Sam's Club - Energizer NiMH/NiCD Rechargeable Battery Charger

    You can charge batteries in 15 minutes rather than 6-10 hours like that duracell. I rather be playing my wii more than waiting for a charger.

    If you don't have a sams club, don't worry Walmart has this as well. I believe I saw it at Best buy once as well.

    @ Sstew13

    Unless they can make it charge as fast as the one I listed, don't waste your money.
     
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    sstew13 WiiChat Member

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    ya sounds good I might go with that thx
     
  8. BlightedArt

    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

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    15 mins?? How fast does the Wiimote chew through the default batteries?!
     
  9. sstew13

    sstew13 WiiChat Member

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    it chewed through my batteries in a week:(

    But I played it for at least 6-7 hours a day? so ..who knows how long it depends on how much you use it
     
  10. BlightedArt

    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

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    Oh yep... I might be able to go for that long... Hopefully my holiday cheque comes through so I can afford what Wii stuff I'm after.
     
  11. xbandaidx

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    I bought 2500 mAh Energizer batteries that go with my 15 min charger, just because it charges fast doesn't mean it drains fast. I believe anything 2400+ is solely made for Digital Camaras which in my experience are the hugest battery drain whores for AA type batteries. Since I got the 2500 my Digital camara lasts for a frick load of time, so I know they'll last for a frick load of time in my wiimotes as well.

    @Sstew13, and I played about 8-10 hours a day with my Zelda, at about the 33 hour mark my batteries that came with my wiimote were dying out because my controls were becoming bad.
     
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    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

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    Alright, 4x 2500 mAh AA Energizer batteries + charger it is!

    Thanks. ^_^
     
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    I went 25 hours on Zelda, about 2 hours on Wiisports, and probably about 5 hours just goofing around with the wii menu and sending messages on the batteries Nintendo put in my box. I don' think they eat through batteries, some of the things you guys say are so over exagerated
     
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    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

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    Still, buying a good charger and rechargeable batteries could be a lot cheaper in the long run than buying endless amounts of single-shot batts.
     
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    I bought a 48 pack of batteries from Sams Club for 8.97 Thats going to last me along damn time without worrying about charging my wiimote before I can play but to each their own ;)
     
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    I have a ton of Nimh AA's because I use them for everything (Mp3 Player, digital camera, beard trimmer, etc). Mine have probably lasted just under 30 hours. Thus, you buy a 4 pack and charge the dead set as soon as you put a fresh set in the remote. That way you'll always have batteries, even if it takes 6 hours to charge.
     
  17. martin8768

    martin8768 Wii Would Like To Play

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    man get got rechargable batteries with the highest mAh (milli-amp a hour) they last longer, i got 4 2200mAh for digicam, and a recharger, will be right beside my wii when i get it,
     
  18. Evi1d33d

    Evi1d33d CheapAssGamer

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    i got one of those 15 min charge batteries and they are pretty good. Just be careful since they are very hot right after charging.
     
  19. El_Queso

    El_Queso WiiChat Member

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    Cool, I never knew that! I just thought they were powering on.
     

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