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#16 TheRealPeppers

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

I use rechargeable AA from dollar store but I would rather be useing a wired controller if I had one.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

Play and charge kits are for nubs! tongue.gif . I use 2500mAh rechargeable AAs from Aldi's @ 1.99 for a 4 pack. They last for ever!. I also have a wired controller for the homebrew console biggrin.gif .

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:02 AM

I use my modded wireless with M$ play-n-charge for live console and wired for xbr box. Both are M$ brand controllers.
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I prefer wired controllers. I dont sit far enough away from my tvs to be bothered by the length of the wires. That and the weight of the wireless is better/lighter. Though those energiezer lithium are very light. If I had another set of duke thumbs I'd do it to the wired.


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 12:33 PM

Rechargable energizer. I have four so two are always charged never have to wait or look for batteries. I was thinking of buying a wired controller maybe I'll get one soon.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:45 AM

the problem with NIMH battery's is if you store them with a full charge not inside a device that uses at least a small amount of power like a wiimote or 360 controller they go dead, so if your don't plan on using the battery for a wile ether put um in something like that or drain them first.

I had a total of 6 AA's and now I'm down to two because of this. since I'm more concerned with the real world and I only play video games every few months or so.

Edited by TheRealPeppers, 25 February 2010 - 02:46 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:03 PM

2500/2700mAh rechargeable AA's for me.
I've been using them for a few years in all manner of things, so the 360 controllers weren't even a question. They last a good long time and charge quickly overnight. If they die on me while playing I just use a couple regular AA's that I have on hand for that.
The only thing I don't like is the bulging battery pack on the back of the controller, but that would be there regardless.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE(iceman2048 @ Feb 22 2010, 02:30 PM) View Post

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

Yes it can. I sometimes use it when I don't have batteries to use.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:43 PM

Rechargeable Energizers from 2300 to 2500mh. I have one controller with a play and charge that wouldn't hold a charge so I took the battery pack apart and stuffed some brand new Energizers in it. Take longer to charge high capacity AAs but it's worth it.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

Therealpeppers:

Thats the reason why i went with teh rayovac 4.0 batteries. they are low self discharge nimh, kind of like eneloops but not quite as good. However they were only a buck each. I also use a slow trickle charger this way i can just swap batteries as i go and leave them in there until needed. I do the same with the AAA's in the turtle beach headsets.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:10 PM

I have rechargeable in everything I own. The new precharged batteries hold charges for a long time and are much better. I have multiple chargers, some charge in 15 minutes, some 12 hours, but the one I normally use is around 2 hours for normal rechargeable and 15 minutes for 15 minute batteries.

Energizer suck, they are the only batteries ive had fail on me (besides 2 that looked chewed on). I usually go with rayovac, rayovac was also the first with 15 minute batteries and the first with pre charged.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE(iceman2048 @ Feb 22 2010, 08:30 AM) View Post

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


I do it all the time. Works fine


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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:36 AM

Rechargeable Energizers, though I was using a wired Mad Catz controller until something went wonky with the dead zone on the left stick.

Use the same exact batteries in my Wii remote. Well, I have 4 of them, so not the same exact individual batteries at the same exact time. Usually it's two in the charger, and two in the controller for whichever system I'm currently using the most (right now that'd be the 360, a couple months back it was the Wii).

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

$10 for the play and charge kit and $5 for each rechargable battery from the M$ store. biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:18 PM

cheap ones on ebay last longer than you would expect and for $1.99 u cant go wrong cool.gif

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:30 PM

Duracell 2000mAh-DX1500NiMH
Works great, lasts a few days, Chrages in 6 hours but comes with 4AA, i just charge while sleeping

QUOTE(TheRealPeppers @ Feb 24 2010, 08:45 PM) View Post

the problem with NIMH battery's is if you store them with a full charge not inside a device that uses at least a small amount of power like a wiimote or 360 controller they go dead, so if your don't plan on using the battery for a wile ether put um in something like that or drain them first.

I had a total of 6 AA's and now I'm down to two because of this. since I'm more concerned with the real world and I only play video games every few months or so.

You sure you not confusing them with the NI-Cd batteries, cause those die if you dont use them, but i have some NIMh that i haven't charged or used in 4months, i charged them two days ago, and they're still going strong




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