Post by chronotigger65 on Aug 2, 2019 22:12:13 GMT -5
Older portable systems and the Wii controller use batteries for use and finding the right rechargeable batteries are a necessay can save on money for plain ones. I used a number of them over the years with the latest being an Energizer one that while gives an decent charge (maybe 10 hours or more) but take most of the day to recharge (if used to the charge is gone.) I think a new one is in order. What's your experience with this?
Just get any Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries that specifically advertise low self discharge or "pre-charged/ready to use" (which requires low self discharge). Eneloops (the white ones) are the most well known version of these, but many brands offer their own versions. They often have a slightly lower capacity (~2000 mAh vs 2400 mAh), but they're better for controllers or retro handhelds because they will keep their charge for MUCH longer periods when powered off. More info is available at Wikipedia if you are curious.
That said, I don't think you should consider "time to charge" as a factor; they should all be roughly the same. If you aren't sure how much battery capacity yours have remaining, you can invest in a charger that also has battery analysis features. I own a PowerEx MH-C9000 for this purpose.
Doesn't solve it for the Wii, but for my GBC I just invested in the official AC adapter. Solves much of my battery usage. Don't really play it much out, so if I did want to, wouldn't be too much concern to just use disposables for the short time.
Post by Ace Whatever on Aug 7, 2019 8:10:51 GMT -5
The White Eneloops along with the Powerex ones are generally the popular choice. Also recommended to me personally from someone who games heavily and has children are the EBL 2800 batteries.
Recharging times are probably more dependent on the charger than the batteries. I personally use a Powerex MH-C801D and generally have at least one pair of charged batteries set aside in case one of my Wiimotes runs dry.