Using AA power

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Using AA power

Post by N64god » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:31 am

Does any knod where i can find a cheap 4 AA thing :?: Because I want to use AA bateries for my n64. :)

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Re: Using AA power

Post by J.D » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:17 pm

If you want to run your N64 portable for a little less then an hour, go for it.

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Re: Using AA power

Post by mebecj » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:30 pm

J.D wrote:If you want to run your N64 portable for a little less then an hour, go for it.
This. A rechargeable battery would be a good investment. Or maybe go to C or D.

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Re: Using AA power

Post by snowpenguin » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:03 pm

Alkaline AAs won't run your portable for anywhere near an hour.

Rechargeable AAs will run it for 1.5 hours max.
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Re: Using AA power

Post by thewise1 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:55 pm

I tried powering one with 6 rechargeable ones and it failed miserably. I fully charged all of them and it ran for less than 15 minutes.
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Re: Using AA power

Post by N64god » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:59 pm

Would i have to wire the + and - side of the AA batteries to the n64 and the desolder the AA batteries to charge them? :mrgreen:

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Re: Using AA power

Post by thewise1 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:31 pm

Normally you can't even solder to batteries. I don't know why but you can't solder to batteries, they have some kind of protective layer on it. You would have to buy a holder, those are made to switch batteries in and out.
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Re: Using AA power

Post by kibble » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:59 pm

You can solder to batteries but you have to scrape the metal a bit or sand it. The solder will flow right onto the metal after that. Though, it's not a very good idea to solder to batteries or heat them up for extended periods of time, I should listen to my own advice...... :lol:
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Re: Using AA power

Post by marshallh » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:02 pm

1. In case you're insane and want to solder straight to batteries, use flux and a high wattage iron (at least 60 watts) to heat the area in a short time. If you keep it on too long the battery will vent/explode.

2. AAs (rechargeables especially) have a high internal resistance, and so cannot be discharged very quickly. Using a set of sub-c cells will get you much better results.
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Re: Using AA power

Post by N64god » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:38 pm

Well, I need some sort of C/D battery holder, so when it dies I can just take it out, charge it, then put it back the play the N64p again.
Also, I do have Harshboy's wiring diagram.AND I am 10 years old.
So I really to know this stuff. :mrgreen:

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Re: Using AA power

Post by Deck » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:06 pm

10 years old?...
uh, you can buy battery holders at radioshack...

D size holders
C size holders

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Re: Using AA power

Post by vskid » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:17 pm

Or just get a 7.2v NiMH sub-C battery pack and a charger.
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Re: Using AA power

Post by snowpenguin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:29 pm

N64god wrote:Well, I need some sort of C/D battery holder, so when it dies I can just take it out, charge it, then put it back the play the N64p again.
Also, I do have Harshboy's wiring diagram.AND I am 10 years old.
So I really to know this stuff. :mrgreen:


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Re: Using AA power

Post by J.D » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:55 pm

AND I am 10 years old.
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Re: Using AA power

Post by N64god » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:36 pm

JD your 10 years old too!....Anyways, thanks guys :D
JD do you have Skype + whats your E-mail :?:

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