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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Digitalldj, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Digitalldj

    Digitalldj G'd up from the feet up

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    what are the feelings on rechargables in the wiimotes? i thought i heard they only recomend lithium? most of the rechargables i saw at the stores are the Ni..any suggestions?
     
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    There are alot of threads about recharge batteries already. First off i dont think you can get lithium rechargeable AA. 2nd Ni are fine and they wont damage your wii mote.
     
  3. Digitalldj

    Digitalldj G'd up from the feet up

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    spank you
     
  4. christicehurst

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    Rechargeables arte fine. I'll be working on getting a charger next month.
     
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    Buy eight batteries. Use four of them during the day and recharge the other four and change them over each day. Simple.
     
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    Wii17 26 sets of flat batteries

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    i use extra heavy duty's even though they say not to... what?,,,, stop looking at me like that :shocked: ....... ok ok i'm a cheap bastard but meh untill the charging dock comes out i aint spendin $2 on 4 batteries or $70 on a charger and $40 for 8 batteries.... yes i'm stingey
     
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    vanderz ForTheLoveOfHouse

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    thats not a good thing to do, always drain battries before you recharge them, otherwise you shortern there lifespan dramaticly.
     
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    Doesn't have to be on a day course.
     
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    They say use only Alkaline batteries because of the voltage output (1.5V) whereas rechargables only put out 1.2V which could result in irregular or incorrect Wiimote behavior. It's bollocks though, because if you're only supposed to use non-rechargables, you'll be buying batteries every freaking week!

    They say you'll get 20 hours of use out of a pair of AAs, but when you think about it really is not that much time, given you play for let's just say 3-4 hours a day, you'll have used up your batteries in about a week.

    I can't help but wonder why Nintendo didn't consider the battery dilemma we'd all face... Why couldn't they do something like what they did with the DS, where it has it's own proprietry battery design built for the intents and purposes of the device, not to mention being RECHARGABLE. The DS also had docking stations available. I sure hope the Wii follows suite.
     
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    I use rechargeable batteries and they work fine. As for getting a wiimote with a docking station to charge it...Nintendo needs to jump on that!!!
     
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    vanderz ForTheLoveOfHouse

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    As i pit the link for above. The one for the UK by JoyTEch should be out by Feb 16th so not long too wait....
     
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    i know they are making a rechargable wiimote which i see no point in.
     
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    Well, i got one of those Wiimote gloves that are made of rubber and let me say that they are a pain to pull off the controller. So when I have to change the batteries, ive got to carefully take off the glove without ripping it. So a rechargeable wiimote which recharges the batteries from the nunchuck hole would be perfect for me.
     
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    Wiimote gloves? What on earth are those?
     
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    He is talking about the rubber like skins for them, not exactly what i would call a glove.
     
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    uhh... I posted a link above to an auction on eBay where you get 4 Duracell rechargeables and a recharger for $18.50 delivered. You definitely don't have to spend the sort of money you're talking about to get decent rechargeable batteries.
     
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    Well thats what they are called though. Its not an actual 5 finger glove, but a rubber casing. I have no idea why they're called gloves but thats what theyre advertised as. http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product_id=802507
     
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    I know about this for my digital photography. the cameras use up loads of power really quick, so I have to look around for high power cheap rechargables.

    I use high powered rechargables 1.2v for everything except the clocks on the walls. Saves having to recharge every few days.

    nearly all of non-rechargable batteries that say are high powered or heavy duty are about 1.4 to 1.8 amps (some actually put there ampage on the side - like 1800 or 1400 - and is sometimes in their code)

    I'm sorry, I know this is gettin a bit geeky but please bare with me on this...

    Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) is very heavy duty up to 3 times more power than NiCd (Nickel Cadium - think thats what it is - not sure). U can get around 2700mHa (I think thats how its written???) from NiMH or 2.7 amps... the higher the ampage the longer the batteries will last. this is why most really high power rechargables are Ni-MH. But, the problem then is that you only get 1.2volts out of rechargables. the extra 0.3volts is basically taken care of with the really high ampage.

    And you get about 1000 charges (supposedly) average with rechargables.

    Your right tho. it is bollocks about buying batteries every week.

    Hope it helps? :yesnod:

    This link ** http://www.tantronics.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_ans_aa_2700x4.html ** is just to show you what I'm on about.

    And some more crap about it so you can become a professor or geek about the subject if needs be :lol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NiMH
     
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