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What do you use to power your Wireless controller?

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#1 XanTium

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:19 AM

vote/discuss!

#2 majinsoftware

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:14 AM

Dragon rechargable battery pack. Only lasts about 6 months till it wont hold charge for over a few hours but for $18 you cant go wrong.

#3 hamwbone

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:43 PM

sanyo eneloops from costco. they were running a great deal on them this past summer.

and when i forget to recharge them all i steal batteries from other remotes/toothbrushes through out the house.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:43 PM

Actually ... the official kit costs 82$ ... where I live..
so I'm sticking to 2 Official kits.. and the rest of the x6 controllers ...
regular Alkaline AAs

Edited by tornado89, 20 February 2010 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:33 PM

offical play and charge all the way

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

Madcatz Play and Charge kit.

Also have a wired Game Stop controller

#7 Boomer

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:54 AM

I have 4 eneloops, awesome batteries! And 6 energizer recharables, also great. Last a long time before needing recharging

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:41 PM

Rechargeable AA's here. Had a play and charge kit but the batteries don't last nearly as long as regular or rechargeable AA's and plus you always have that annoying wire hanging from the console so I gave it to a friend. I hear some people leave theirs hooked up to the controller all the time so why not just get a wired controller if that's the case?

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:36 PM

if your not using a wired controller your not a true gamer.


Edit: you forgot M$ Quick Charge.

Edited by Grim187, 22 February 2010 - 02:22 AM.


#10 kraken

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:55 PM

I never understood the point of the play and charge kit when rechargeable AAs are so much cheaper and more versatile. Though I usually use a wired controller, I have a wireless one too, and I use the same rechargeable AAs for that as I do for my wiimotes. Why would you limit yourself to batteries that only work in one device?

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:15 AM

No option for MS Rechargeable battery and stand alone quick charger so had to choose play & charge kit... not the same thing but the closest on the list.

MS battery & charger charges much faster than standard rechargeable AAs and price wise, are around the same, that's why I use this.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:23 PM

Gave up charging mine and bought a wired pad and never looked back

Wired FTW

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:56 PM

You can pick up the ni-mh battery-packs pretty cheap now (usually in the twin packs). If your running a decent rapidfire mod u need to have the charge cable in while u play for voltage prescision aqnd consistency.
I also use recharge-able AA's (Hi Current output 'alkalines') They sometimes out-last the older packs. :-)

The only thing that sucks with having the cable is that they don't have good strain-relief and as a result the inner wires work-harden resulting in undesirable effects such as not-charging all the way to stuffing the controller/battery (alltho dead controllers don't seem to occur as much as they used to with the newer design M$ are putting-out)

Edited by danthaman673, 22 February 2010 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 02:30 PM

Voted for rechargeable AAs.

A relatively minor question, can the play and charge kit be used without any sort of batteries/battery pack installed? MS says you can't but I'd like to hear from gamers who use it on a da-to-day basis smile.gif

#15 cronogr

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

wired controller is the way to go, it's lighter the cable is long enough and u won't ever need a power supply of any kind the cost is around 25euros, cheaper than a wireless so is the way to go if u spend too much hours in front of ur xbox





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