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**WARNING** Recharge stations my damage wiimotes

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by DBloke, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    **WARNING**
    (OH yes its bold in caps and in MASSIVE LETTERS)

    Them rechage stations that you can get cheap may cost you most then a set of batteres -
    http://www.psyclonegamer.com/images/productimages/1226_LARGER.jpg
    Pic of the item with the falut

    http://www.psyclonegamer.com/products/index.asp?brandtype=essentials&id=1226&bhcp=1
    From the offical site -

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=178468
     
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  2. CrowTRobot

    CrowTRobot Blades Of Steel

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    My brother got this from his girlfriend for Christmas. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. klsrc

    klsrc The Voice of Reason...

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    Jeez. Thanks for the info...not that I was considering that model, it will definitely make me think twice about others. Probably best to wait for Nintendo to release something anyway.
     
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    well i have the Nyko one, havent had trouble with it yet *thank God* ...but thanks for the heads up
     
  5. DBloke

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    Well it seems that its only if you leave them on charge for to long
    If not they should be ok
     
  6. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    ive got nyko too reason i got it acctually... thats why it goes from blue=charging to green=charged... it does shut off the charging once a full charge is reached and doesnt start again untill you remove it and put it back...

    i had my house almost burn down from rechargeable batterys the wife forgot about i wont risk cheepo ones again..lol
     
  7. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    i have a different brand of recharge station, am i good or am i still under the risk?
     
  8. DBloke

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    Id still check
    Most peopletend to leave them on charge whlie going to bed (IE when there not playin)

    But then again I do use rechageable batteries (2600 ones) so this dosnt rly matter to me but I know a few people will have these
     
  9. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    only way to really know for sure is os the company how it operates if it stays on when left on the charger or auto shuts off when charged... Or you could bust out a voltmeter and test it... i did to mine to make sure it shut the power off when fully charged.
     
  10. CantGetAWii

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    One of the main reasons why I opt out of chargers and just buy energizer batteries, honestly I play for hours on end most days and the batteries are fine.
    Chargers are good for more than one Wiimote though I guess, I only have one so I don't need to make sure the rest are all working.

    Thanks for the heads up though.
     
  11. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    i was the same way... you have to play alot of wii to kill the copper tops... atleast mine you did.. i just got the recharger because we use 4 wiimotes all the time and they came with free colored grip colors... now everyone has a fully charged wiimote, and there own color so its there own fault if its not ready to play...
     
  12. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    Already posted this about a week ago:lol:
     
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    ya i gots the nyko and it works like a charm excepting that it wont fit into a wii zapper
     
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    You get what you pay for. Shame on those that thought that all were made equal... the money goes somewhere, and the places that offer anything cheaper are cutting corners in order to do it. These corners are usually not in the end-user's best interest, but the nature of the corner-cutting isn't usually clear until much later, when it's too late.

    A good charger with good batteries will ultimately save you money and keep a lot of unnecessary garbage out of the landfills. Shame on those also who subscribe to the "throw-away" mentality. Disposable this and disposable that, just because it seems "cheaper" and you keep wanting shiny new stuff.

    Go here:
    http://www.thomas-distributing.com/
     
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    if you by the more expesive charger it wont hurt the wii motes right?
    thanks for the info
     
  16. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    The Nyko one is fine I'm pretty sure, thats what I use.
     
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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Okay, so I just figured out (2 nights ago) that it takes about 40mins (it turns green at 30) to fully recharge my remote for about 10-12 hours of play (meh, its quick at charging so I don't mind).
     
  18. wezeles

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    i can cram mine into the zapper fine its a little tight but the nyko still works... but i love the rubber grip battery covers... i cant stand jackets, the nintendo brand is the only decent ones and even then i dont use them...
     
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    I use a play max one and have so since i got my wii, Sometimes it stis charging for a week or more and i haven't had any troubles
     
  20. shrek4wii

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    That's not really a fault of the charger, it's just people being stupid.
     

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