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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by doctorecs, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. doctorecs

    doctorecs Do a barrel roll.Do it!Do

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    Umm... does Nintendo make the wiimote like magic or something? Because I think its realy weird that a wireless motion sensing controler that uses aa batteries last for over 30 hours. When I use aa bateries on my gamboy advanced it last for like 2 hours and there isnt much of a difference in energy being used so am I crazy or is the wiimote magic?
     
  2. WiiPlaya

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    i think your crazy? mine never lasted anywhere close to 30 hours...even after i went out and got top of the line rechargeables they still dont last 30 hours
     
  3. cannon

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    Mine have lasted since x mas day, about 6 hours play x mas day and maybe 3-4 hours everyday since and still on full battery.
     
  4. doctorecs

    doctorecs Do a barrel roll.Do it!Do

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    Try getting Rayovac batteries and test them out for a week or 2 and tell me if they last for 30 hours and if they dont even come remotely close then you can call me crazy wii playa.
     
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  5. WiiPlaya

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    iunno i dont even think u can buy those here? i just used the ones in the box...those sucked...then i started using energizers...they were alright but i had 2 keep gettin emso i just got some rechargeables
     
  6. doctorecs

    doctorecs Do a barrel roll.Do it!Do

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    Those batteries all stink. Energizers arent good if you want quality batteries get duracell or rayovac with rayovac being my favorite.
     
  7. ronin89

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    Mine have lasted about that long aswell. I use duracells, and they are awesome. On average I get about 25-28 hours.
     
  8. csiguy4u

    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    There is actually several BIG differences.

    1. The wiimote doesn't have to power a display; this is a big power hog that wiimotes don't have to deal with.

    2. The wiimote isn't doing any calculations. . .only relaying the necessary data to the wii to do the calculations.

    3. The wiimote isn't trying to run an entire game. . .that's the Wii's job.
     
  9. fuzzai

    fuzzai Wii onwer since 12/28/06

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    ^^^^^ - Yeah there is a big difference why your gameboy last 2 hours, and the Wii-mote 30hours

    Mine lasted 20-30 hours on the batteries they gave me. Verry nice that i don't have to spend 20$ a month on batteries really :D
     
  10. MaXiMiUS

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    I've been using my Wiimote with the batteries that came with it pretty much constantly for the past week and I've only used 1/4 bars (25% used), and it seems to go back to 4 bars every so often.

    According to my Wii, I play 3-8 hours a day, and I've had it for 6 days now (I think, too lazy to check), that's 18 to 48 hours of use, and only 1/4 bars gone.

    I haven't even bothered to buy rechargeables yet because of that. When I do, I plan to get Energizer NiMH rechargeables.
     
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    ive changed mine maybe 4 times already mine dont last long
     
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    vi3tmix WiiChat Member

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    I think I burned through the batteries that came with the wiimotes within 12-16 hours. Duracell Coppertops lasted roughly 20-24 hours. Currently using Duracell 2400 mAh rechargeables at 15-30 hours between charges.

    But yeah, back on topic, of course your GB is going to be consuming more power. Might make the spread further by saying you only have to replace the AA's in your TV/DVD player once a year.
     
  13. doctorecs

    doctorecs Do a barrel roll.Do it!Do

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    I get it its not the same amount of power but guys 2 hours compared to 30 thats like magic.
     
  14. pkyermom

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    i know, it's pretty flippin' sweet eh? i use duracell and ive had to change em once since december 27th, and ive had maybe a total of 70 hours of gameplay :D
     
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    If you get that it's not the same amount of power, how do you not understand that a battery can last much longer on a single charge?

    Device that uses more power = battery that gets drained fast.
    Device that uses less power = battery that gets drained slowly.
     
  16. doctorecs

    doctorecs Do a barrel roll.Do it!Do

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    I know mr.Knowitall.
     
  17. jambo3

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    i havent needed to change my batteries yet and i have had it since 8 december! sweet huh?!!!
     
  18. xjoshuwaa

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    I guess it all depends on how much you use the Wiimote? Also, Do you have your Wiimote speaker on? I turn mine off and it seems to save a lot of battery.
     
  19. PtonJalken

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    Completely depends on batteries. Industrial Strength batteries usually have good battery length.
     
  20. acphydro

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    I found the stock batteries to last around 20 hours for me in Zelda. It also depends on how many times it rumbles too for you and what you are playing, because some make use of the wiimote speaker or rumble etc.

    I then replaced my batteries in both wiimotes with energizer lithium batteries. They sure cost a shiny penny, 8 pack for like $15, but they have lasted over 50 hours more of gameplay and still have all 4 bars. Had them since middle of December.
     

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