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Wii Mote and Battery life?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by cnmsales, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. cnmsales

    cnmsales WiiChat Member

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    I have had to change out the battery's in my wiimote only 3 days after purchasing the system. I read on one review that it has lasted them almost a month. I'm now on my second pair of battery's and its already lost one bar. Is this what I can expect or is something possibly wrong.

    What has everyone else's experiences been with the battery life?
     
  2. Big_Mill

    Big_Mill WiiChat Member

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    Depends how much you have been using it really and what sort of batteries the reviewer was using. I cant imagine the ones boxed in are up to much.

    My advice buy some rechargeables with a mini charger. Will cost you about $10 dollars and thats it.
     
  3. cnmsales

    cnmsales WiiChat Member

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    Yeah I know about rechargable ones. Im just wondering if any body else has had to replace there batteries already?
     
  4. Andrakis_Scarr

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    Make sure you have not bought cheap batteries. Those will drain in no time.


    Otherwise, might be an idea to invest in some rechargeable batteries along with a charger for them.
     
  5. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    ive played my Wii at least 15 hrs now and only 1 bar of energy is gone when i look at the battery gauge
     
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    It depends if you use the batteries that came with it!
     
  7. Zori

    Zori Wii Owner Since Launch

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    The batteries that came with it seemed pretty good. Ive played over 13 hours and havent lost a bar yet @ @
     
  8. Wiiboy93

    Wiiboy93 Proud Wii Owner

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    I always use my own batteries for some reason but I've been playing about 13 hours since I got it and I havn't lost a bar
     
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    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    I have been using the batteries that come with it, I have played for almost 17 hours and it still says the batteries have full charge.
     
  10. Joe

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    I am at my last bar...so I know what you mean...
    Although the batteries that it came with are cheap!
    Rechargebles??? Where do you get those anyways it would save time and money!
     
  11. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    Best Buy is where I got my rechargeables - I got a 15-minute smart charger and 4 AA's for less than 4 bucks. Good deal, imo.
     
  12. wele

    wele You can call me Wii-Lee!

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    i haven't even lost a bar yet and i use it often :D
     
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    Already did lol. If anyone wants to see what it looks like take a look here.
    Energizer Sliding Charger & 4 AA Batteries - Wal-Mart
     
  14. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    ive been using the batteried that it came with and between me.... my mom (she loves the system haha), my step dad (first time gamer) and my sister and my friend, neither of the controllers have lost any power.... then again i have backup batteries (like 4 dollars for a 24 pack of duracells ...
     
  15. longfellow110

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    yeah, I have rechargable batteries waitin, but im using the stock Wiimote batteries which have lost a bar of power so far.
     
  16. NateTheGreat

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    Do you turn off your wii everytime you are away from it? If you don't I think it just keeps draining the batteries.
     
  17. Spitfire_K

    Spitfire_K Pwn'n n00bs since 1989

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    I've played around 10 hours since Launch and i'm still full. Maybe a power defect that drains it quicker?
     
  18. WiiLLNg24

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    Enegizers for electronics are the best. You can get them at batteries.com Use the coupon code "ICE" for 25% off .

    best of luck
     
  19. cnmsales

    cnmsales WiiChat Member

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    I came home yesterday and my 5 yr old had left it on since that morning. DOh@@@@!!!!. LOL anyway seems like nintendo would make the remote go off after say 10 min of inactivity?
     
  20. tuned

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    I'm pretty sure it does have a timeout feature...
     

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