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Rechargeable Batteries?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Desi_Wii_G, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Desi_Wii_G

    Desi_Wii_G Welcome to the Good Life

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    Will this ruin a Wii-Mote? I just started using it and i was just wondering... Oh yea its the Duracell brand. =)
     
  2. wiifan123

    wiifan123 WiiChat Member

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    I've been using recharables for my wii remote and nothing gone wrong. I think its safe to use rechargeables.
     
  3. The Fifth

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    I have been using rechargeable AA from the start (december) and no problems. Actually I get longer play time as I use the High/low output energizer rechargeables meant for digital cameras. :thumbsup:
     
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    Yeah rechargable bats are fine! They are jsut exepnsive if you get the high capacity ones!
     
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    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Rechargeables are definitely the way to go. I've been using them all-along.

    What sucks is peeling back the silicone skin far enough to change them when they need it. Not the easiest thing in the world...
     
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    Is better than using the chargers! You have to take the straps off for them and can't use the skins! Didn't really think that one thru did they!!!
     
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    Yeah rechargeable batteries are fine, but I just use normal ones.
    The ones I have in now have lasted me quite a bit, but I guess it depends on the user.
     
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    it is either rechargable batteries or go to the 99p store aby buy 32 for 99p! they last for about 12-15 hours of gameplay! ...SORTED!
     
  10. mym6

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    I use "normal" rechargeable batteries and have since the included batteries died. At first they'll run and run and then all of a sudden be dead. Now that they've gone through a few cycles they are a bit closer to alkaline batteries in the way they discharge. What I typically see is I'll loose the first bar of battery life quickly and then it'll hang out at 3 bars for a long time, then all of a sudden I'll have just 1 bar and it'll last a few more hours at most before they need to be recharged. Get a good name brand quick charger and you'll be happy. (I have energizer 2500mah)
     
  11. opitekk

    opitekk Old School Master

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    I too have been using rechargeable batteries since launch day. Why would you think it would damage your wiimote? lol.

    And rechargeable batteries ARE NOT expensive. Just got to know where to find them. Google it and i think you'll do just fine....

    you can use rechargeable batteries up to 1000times before they turn to poop.

    Saves you tons of money
     
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    I use Hybrid rechargeables and they work fine and my wiimote is fine. My advice would be to not get the dock chargers, because those have caused probs for other people.(100th post!)
     
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    I was just saying that the high capacity ones (the AA's that are 1.5 rather that 1.3volts are more expensive especially if you get a good make). They are the ones you will need not the 'cheaper' ones!!
     
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    cool. thanks very much... will have a look on there for shipping to the UK
     
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    Anyway while were talking about this, I have a problem chargeing AA batteries, I have one of those energizer 15 minute chargers. The first few times I charged my batteries it worked just fine but now whenever I try to charge the batteries the red light starts blinking and it doesn't charge I use the energizer chargeable batteries. Please help
     
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    opitekk Old School Master

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    hopnestly it takes more then 15mins to charge a battery it should take 4 to 6hours.

    buy a better charger off that site i listed and buy some batteries too. they are 1.50 a piece or less! good deal~
     
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    My quick charger does it in 15 minutes. It was about $30 (US) and included 4 2200mah batteries.

    EDIT: I probably have what wiifan123 has.
    EDIT: 2200mah, not 2500
     
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    I agree that the fastest any reputable charger will do it is 1 hour. Those cost around $30 or so. The normal charge time is several hours for a regular reputable charger.

    If you have a charger that claims less, that would set of red-flags in my mind. All sorts of products make all sorts of claims, there is reasonable and then there is shady. Just watch TV at 3am sometime to see the ads. Just because something makes a claim doesn't mean there's any truth behind it.

    What are the brands and model #s of these chargers that claim 15 minutes?
     
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    Could be a defective battery according to the docs. Check it out

    http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/ch15mn_instructions_english.pdf
     

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