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The battery indicator is a lying bugger!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by skidmarx, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. skidmarx

    skidmarx semi-pro thumb jockey

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    Anyone know how long the batteries will hold out on one red bar? I used to change batteries as soon as they turned red but now I've been playing with the red bar batteries for hours.
     
  2. Zarogan

    Zarogan Official Metroid Breeder

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    It depends on the game, games like Metroid Prime 3 or Zelda will consume your batteries very quickly, because the Wiimote rumbles very often. But if you're just playing WiiSports, then your batteries will last like a month.

    Well, of course you can turn the rumble feature and the speaker on/off, so even if you play Metroid your batteries will last a lot.

    Just change your batteries when your Wiimote starts losing connection too often that it interrupts your gameplay, that's what I do.
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    I've gone and got myself a recharger for the Wiimotes.

    Just GAME's own brand ones, but they're quite effective.

    Also, I think it might depend on whether you use the nunchuck or not. On it's own, the batteries seem to last longer.
     
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    Right when my batteries turn red it throw em in a bag and put them in a refrigerator to keep them okay and replace them. Then whenever I need some AA batteries Ill use the ones in the refrigertator
     
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    i have rechargables so i don't care...
     
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    I also have rechargeables. I bought them at a dollar store. Charger + 4 batteries = 12.99. A very good buy.
     
  7. Zarogan

    Zarogan Official Metroid Breeder

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    Yeah, btw I also have rechargeables.
     
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    skidmarx semi-pro thumb jockey

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    Yes yes I bought rechargeables two days ago but I was simply waiting for the duracells to die. It finally happened backing out of Zelda and I had to resync the Wiimote arghh... :mad5: So based on that I would guess that red bar would last 6 hours playing with the nunchuk attached and like 12 hours unattached. probably.
     
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    mk_south_london !SUPERMOD! *blu mushroom*

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    excuse my language but what.the.****
     
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    skidmarx semi-pro thumb jockey

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    ^ simply put, why do batteries need to go in the fridge? I never heard of this either.
     
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    Zarogan Official Metroid Breeder

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    I insist, it's the rumble that takes away most of the batteries, not the nunchuck.
     
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    Well if its a problem I would use a charger like others have said.
    But really, its not lying, just play until it disconnects the remote. Thats the indication I use to know when to change the batteries.
     
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    I never use rumble anyway, so yes factor that in.

    I still say the battery indicator lies. One minute it's on red then you check five minutes later and it's back two bars again. And I don't want to wait for the controller to disconnect - this shouldn't happen in an in-game situation.
     
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    Having it go from red back to blue is not a bad thing, and if that does happen in game, then have some batteries handy.

    Really, its not that big of a deal.
     
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    that's the worst DOLLAR store ever. haha =)
     
  16. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    lol I get it Dollar store everything supposed to cost a dollar and under Rofl
     
  17. KrisKhaos

    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    Maybe this will help (if you've not looked it up already yourself).
    SOURCE

    Some people will claim that freezing rechargeable NiCD or NiMH will help reduce "memory charges" in a battery and allow it to resume it's once full charge. This was a popular with many laptop owners of the day, before Li-Ion phased the remainder of NiCD/NiMH batteries out. "Charge Memory" happens when these batteries are not charged completely before usage or they are drained severely to a specific point, there is a chemical change that can render these batteries to provide less charge than they was designed to.
     

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