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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by DarkDepths, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. DarkDepths

    DarkDepths WiiChat Member

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    Hello all. I have a set of rechargable AA batteries (NiMH) and I thought Id use em in my wiimote. However, looking through the operation book, it says that I should only use alkaline batteries and not any other kind, yes NiMH is listed as one of the ones that should not be used.

    I was wondering if anyone has tried it or has any idea why I shouldnt put them in there. Im a little leary on it at the moment because I dont wanna mess up my only wiimote or my 40 dollar batteries!

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Icetrash

    Icetrash King K.Rool

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    Why'd you buy 40 dollar batteries? Should have just got a Wii-Charger for the same amount... But as for your issue you've got I wouldnt have a clue but since the book does say NOT to use them I wouldnt use them...
     
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    I plan on using my NiMHs... I'll let you know if my wiimote dies :)
     
  4. ocdan

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    I dunno, I posted a thread about this before and was informed of previous threads, like you will some time soon, but they were saying theyve been rockin NiMHs and so far no prob, just be sure they are newer. I just picked up 12 for like $30, i have no idea what batteries your getting for $40, but yeah, I just played a bit today with em and so far no probs, and you gota figure out why nintendo notes you not to use not just NiHM but you cant use ANY rechargable batteries, so I dont know why 3rd parties would make rech. batteries.
     
  5. DarkDepths

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    Allright, they are brand new batteries, or very close too it. And also, about them being 40 dollars. I also got a new charger with them, and thats in canadian currency, so American it'd only be about 30 dollars I guess.

    Thanks for the help though. I think Ill try it and see what happens.
     
  6. ocdan

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    how many batteries? cuz I was just shoppin today and came across a durecell 4 pack with charger for $14
     
  7. csiguy4u

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    Asked and answered. . .there are serveral other threads already discussing this. Use the search feature in the future.
     
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    haha told ya it was comin
     
  9. MorningStar

    MorningStar I like my Wii Wii

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    Ok all electronics say that.... i mean look at anything that uses batteries they all say to only use Alkaline.... you know why? So the battery companies can make money... it won't hurt your Wii.... hell it won't hurt anything you put them in... its the same volt and power rating cept a diff acid in them that recharges however... DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN WEEKS AT A TIME UNUSED...!!! Or you will have a problem with a possibility of them leaking... hope this helps!
     
  10. DarkDepths

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    Ya, I knew it was coming. Why do people have such a problem with repeated questions? Really, I have no beef answering the same thing a dozen times, each time my answer just gets better.

    That's what I thought too, Nintendo is probably just trying to sponsor Panasonic or something.
     
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    its not that big of a problem either, cuz once you turn the system on you can choose whichever controller ya havent used in a while and itll be 1st right off the getgo
     
  12. MorningStar

    MorningStar I like my Wii Wii

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    well trues but if u are to leave it in there unused for say 2 weeks or more it can leak or cause issues so during those times remember to remove them.....
     
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    i think leaving a wii alone that long is almost impossible....:smilewinkgrin:
     
  14. MorningStar

    MorningStar I like my Wii Wii

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    hehe yea the Wii is great.... :)
     
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    Because Wii chargers don't exist. It was just a myth.
     
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    MorningStar I like my Wii Wii

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    But of course 3rd party ones will come as they always do so with that it will be another "unofficial" option i prefer the rechargeable batteries myself cheap and efficient don't have to worry about the unit going bad just buy new rechargeable batteries every 6 months to a year
     
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    Yeah, i've been rockin NiMHs since day one and there's no problems.
     
  18. Yodi

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    Brand of NiMHs

    I started having trouble with me Wiimote speaker not working correctly. I have the small Christmas lights on my tree next to the TV, I turned these off. I was also using NiMHs so I changed these and now the wiimote is function properly. So apparently my brand of NiMHs cause problems. What brand are you guys using? I went the cheap route and got some non brand Digital Concepts, guess that what I get...
     
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    MorningStar I like my Wii Wii

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    lol i am rocking These!

    hope this helps...

    u might have a bad Wiimote too... i have heard of a few having these issues...
     
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    Well I just put the NiMH batteries back in and resynced it and all is working fine now. I even turned the Christmas light on and it still worked fine. Don't know what caused my Wiimote to go crazy earlier....Oh well atleast it appears to be working properly now. Thx for the quick reply MorningStar...:)
     

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