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Topic: Wii u gamepad extended battery (third party)

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jasonbrr

Honestly Id spend the extra $15 to get an official battery.

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CaPPa

I have the official extended battery ($35) and once you get used to the extra weight it's a godsend. I'm not sure that I'd trust a 3rd party battery as they've been a bit hit or miss for me on past systems.

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marck13

I'm thinking about getting an extended battery. I'd definitely get the original one from Nintendo.

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Never buy a 3rd party product when there is the official one.

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JaxonH

Jlobel wrote:

Anybody tried one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321299877605?lpid=82

No. Those 3rd party batteries were recalled because the wires were too short, and would barely reach to plug-in properly. I guess it was such a tight reach, especially once crossed over which it has to do, that it would accidentally come unplugged while playing cutting your power supply off. Other reviews cite instability among other issues.

I bought the official extended battery from Nintendo's website, $32 and in stock now, and it doubled the lifespan of my gamepad. That's the only one I feel I can safely recommend to you. Granted, some of these third-party batteries do seem to have a much higher capacity, but I'm not sure that's worth taking the risk knowing that chances are, it won't work properly.

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Jlobel wrote:

Anybody tried one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321299877605?lpid=82

Then again, for just $15 it might be worth taking a chance. 3600mAh is VERY impressive. If you somehow did get a working battery you would be set. I'm even tempted to order one seeing as how cheap it is. I thought they were selling these for the same price as Nintendo but it's less than half the price and from a very reputable seller.

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HeroOfCybertron

Do they still sell the official Gamepad extended battery, last time I checked which was a couple month ago it wasn't listed on Nintendo's online store?

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HeroOfCybertron wrote:

Do they still sell the official Gamepad extended battery, last time I checked which was a couple month ago it wasn't listed on Nintendo's online store?

I saw it listed the other day. NoA must've restocked...

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Sean_Aaron

Too many stories about questionable lithium ion batteries exploding or overheating makes me extremely wary about buying 3rd party products like that - especially from an online retailer where you may have no recourse in case of problems.

I can't say I'd consider anything but an official battery.

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unrandomsam

Only 3rd parties batteries I would go for are Mugen Power. (They don't do a Gamepad one).

Thinking about getting one of these.

http://mugen.co/nintendo/nintendo-3ds-xl.html

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Stargazer

I tried a different brand. It was crap and lasted like an hour before needing a recharge. I got a refund from the seller, though.

I rarely learn my lessons, of course, and just ordered a different kind from Hong Kong. Once it arrives I'll let you know if it's any good. I doubt it will be, but for $13 I'll give it a shot. When the sellers have such a high rating they will give you a refund if the product is shoddy, anyway.

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OneBagTravel

I have yet to play the Wii U in one sitting long enough to need a longer battery. But I imagine in a year or so the battery will wear down enough that I'll need to get a replacement. I hope they still have htem in stock by then

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CaPPa wrote:

I have the official extended battery ($35) and once you get used to the extra weight it's a godsend. I'm not sure that I'd trust a 3rd party battery as they've been a bit hit or miss for me on past systems.

The Gamepad weights approx. 500g with the standard 1500mAh battery and 530g with the upgraded 2550mAh battery. Unless you hold both pads at the same time, you're not going to notice the difference at all.

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OneBagTravel wrote:

I have yet to play the Wii U in one sitting long enough to need a longer battery. But I imagine in a year or so the battery will wear down enough that I'll need to get a replacement. I hope they still have htem in stock by then

Yeah, I don't usually play that long, but it still bothers me to be tethered to a wall outlet on the odd occasion that I run low on juice. My stock battery only lasts about 2 hours now (it used to last 3) so I figure I may as well replace it now. If my next Hong Kong cheap-O battery is a flop then I'll get the Nintendo extended-life one.

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blaisedinsd

I got the Nyko Power Pak extended battery and the Nyko uboost which is an external battery pack. They both worked amazingly at first but eventually stopped holding a charge for very long.

My next battery will be an official one when I have the money and catch it in stock.

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Sean_Aaron

Hopefully the Hong Kong "flop" batteries don't burn your houses down! Seriously this isn't like buying some no-name alkaline batteries for your camera.

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Stargazer

So I received my supposed 3700 Mah battery and it's garbage. Charge lasts 2 hours and often stops charging half-way through a charge. So stick with Nintendo, folks. Or Mugen.

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