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    Modus Tollens Blaksmoke's Avatar
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    My Wii remote is devouring batteries.

    Okay, so I've put about 38 hours into my Zelda file, and my brother has about 14 in his game. I've also spent about 2 hours playing my friend's Wario Ware.

    So that's 54-56 hours total that my Wii remote has been on, and I've had to change the batteries three times already. Is this supposed to happen? What should the average Wii-mote battery life be with just standard Duracells? I can remember back in the day when I'd get 40 hours of GameBoy Pocket game time with just a pair of AAAs and now the Wii-remote is eating AAs like a woodchipper. I ask you, what's the deal?
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    Rechargeable batteries.

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    Turn rumble off and you will notice a significant increase in battery life. I have changed out the batteries on my wiimotes maybe 3 times on the main used one and 2 times on the 2nd one. The 3rd one rarely gets used so its still on the original batteries.
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    You're saying that rechargables have more power...or I'll just save money...

    Turn off rumble! I had no idea you could do such a thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaksmoke View Post
    You're saying that rechargables have more power...or I'll just save money...
    You will save money. I thought that Nikko or some other 3rd party was coming out with rechargable batteries and a base station of sorts but i havent seen anything more of it nor release dates.

    I use cheap batteries from Ikea, i have a few boxes of them and they are mad cheap.

    Here is how you turn off rumble http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys...ote.jsp#rumble
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaksmoke View Post
    You're saying that rechargables have more power...or I'll just save money...

    Turn off rumble! I had no idea you could do such a thing!
    I got these rechargeable battaries from Duracell. The box says they last 16 hours on a one hour charge, but I got through the entirety of Wario Ware and Red Steel and still have 2 bars of life left.

    You'll save alot.

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    Nintendo doesn't recommend rechargeable batteries, but says if you want to use them, NI-Mh is the way to go. but, i have no real source, just internet links to a dead page from Wikipedia from the Wii-mote section. :|

    BUT, thats what i have been using for a while now. ull save money as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <3frosty View Post
    Nintendo doesn't recommend rechargeable batteries, but says if you want to use them, NI-Mh is the way to go. but, i have no real source, just internet links to a dead page from Wikipedia from the Wii-mote section. :|

    BUT, thats what i have been using for a while now. ull save money as well.
    "Important Note: If you would like to use rechargeable batteries, the only type of battery recommended are Nickel Metal Hydride batteries."

    Taken from here http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys...pWiiRemote.jsp

    You are right on the type, I'm just adding the link to the source from nintendo.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by batou View Post
    "Important Note: If you would like to use rechargeable batteries, the only type of battery recommended are Nickel Metal Hydride batteries."

    Taken from here http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/sys...pWiiRemote.jsp

    You are right on the type, I'm just adding the link to the source from nintendo.com
    i see that the Wiki page has also been updated with a working link. thats what i get for dealing with the fast-paced always-on world of the internet.

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    Go to gamestop. Starting like 2 weeks from now they are selling a third party Nyko Wii Charge Station. It has 2 docks and 2 battery packs so you can charge 2 remotes at the same time. As a bonus it has 2 rubber battery covers in case you are one to break your television via wiimote.

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    mmmm... I'm not sure exactly what it is, but for thirty dollars I got a set of 4 rechargable batteries that have a 15 minute recharge time. They're Durecell, I suggest you get those, should be easy to find
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    Get rechargeables, n00b.
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    Get the Nyko recharge cradle. Very convenient and looks good. Pop the remotes on the cradle when you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenElf View Post
    Get the Nyko recharge cradle. Very convenient and looks good. Pop the remotes on the cradle when you're done.
    Wait for reviews, because, well, it's Nyko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Darkness View Post
    Wait for reviews, because, well, it's Nyko.
    All it is are 2 sets of Ni-Mh batteries...and a cradle to charge them. It is hard to go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenElf View Post
    All it is are 2 sets of Ni-Mh batteries...and a cradle to charge them. It is hard to go wrong.
    i have seen simple things go wrong before. Example: making a reliable console (see Xbox 360)


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    Quote Originally Posted by <3frosty View Post
    i have seen simple things go wrong before. Example: making a reliable console (see Xbox 360)

    Ah but that is not simple in the slightest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenElf View Post
    All it is are 2 sets of Ni-Mh batteries...and a cradle to charge them. It is hard to go wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Darkness View Post
    well, it's Nyko.

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    Will do, sirs.
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