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1. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 00:49 BST
I have heard rumours that you're not supposed to leave any type of charger plugged up without the device connected to it. Is this true for the 3DS charger?
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2. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 00:54 BST
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Edited on Fri 1st April, 2011 @ 01:59 by theblackdragon
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3. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 01:19 BST
This is true because an AC adapter will draw a bit of power even if the device is not present, therefore this a small power waste. There should be no safety hazard though.
4. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 01:23 BST
Ah thanks. My dad had me convinced that it shorted out the charger. I was worried about doing that.
5. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 01:40 BST
I leave mine plugged into a power bar with surge protection. I'm too lazy to unplug it, and flipping the switch on the power bar would be easier anyway.
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6. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 01:58 BST
You could leave the charging cradle in all the time. It would waste a very tiny amount of power plugged in but not actually charging the system, but it would not damage the cradle/adapter in any way.
I believe it's best for batteries that you let them die completely before recharging them - but if the battery's similar to the DS it's pretty easy to get a new one and replace it if you have too, and you'll get at least a couple good years out of it no matter what before you start getting noticeably less out of a charge.
Edited on Fri 1st April, 2011 @ 01:59 by Token_Girl
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7. Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2011 02:01 BST
As (most) everyone else has already said, leaving the adapter plugged into the cradle won't hurt the adapter or cradle. You're good to go, Snipes :3
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