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Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby gatorboi352 » 01 Mar 2013 16:26

Has anyone purchased this yet from Amazon or Gamestop online? If so, has it arrived for them? If it hasn't arrived, has any delivery date been given? I'm dying to take the plunge, but really want to know specifics!
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby sweetdaddyg » 02 Mar 2013 17:02

Not got one myself but thinking of buying one when it hits the UK
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby komicturtle92 » 02 Mar 2013 18:10

Well, it's a 4000mAh battery vs the 1300 in the WiiU pad currently. It comes with a screwdriver and doesn't add bulk to the system- it fits in nicely.. Apparently lol

It comes out March 24th and here's the specifics:
http://www.nyko.com/products/product-de ... %20Wii%20U

Nyko tends to have the best reliable 3rd party products.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Sammet » 02 Mar 2013 19:55

I ordered one from Amazon US - it's not on the UK site so I thought I'd get it shipped over and in total it'll be like £30.. which I'm guessing it'll cost if it gets an EU release.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby LSF22 » 04 Mar 2013 14:52

i have never bought a 3rd party add-on/replacement part for anything but this seems like a good deal. There has been a couple times where i took my WiiU somewhere and forgot the charge cable. At least with this, i might get lucky and not be in a situation where i can't play a game because my controller died and all i have is a wiimote+nunchuck.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby sweetdaddyg » 04 Mar 2013 18:03

Sammet wrote:I ordered one from Amazon US - it's not on the UK site so I thought I'd get it shipped over and in total it'll be like £30.. which I'm guessing it'll cost if it gets an EU release.


it should work ok with a UK power supply?
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Sammet » 04 Mar 2013 19:04

sweetdaddyg wrote:
Sammet wrote:I ordered one from Amazon US - it's not on the UK site so I thought I'd get it shipped over and in total it'll be like £30.. which I'm guessing it'll cost if it gets an EU release.


it should work ok with a UK power supply?


Yeh because it's charged via a transformer on the gamepad charger (which happens to be universal, both 120V and 240V compatible outputting the same 4.75V).
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby komicturtle92 » 29 May 2013 00:11

Installed this at 7PM, now it's 12AM EST- 3 bars. I didn't fully charge the thing either. This is with Brightness at 3, Rumble Off and Power Save Mode On. 5 hours so far. How long can it go? I wanna guess maybe 10 hours? We'll see. I can't really test it out in it's entirety based on how little time I have to play games and how I've been feeling lately. Would be nice to have several other people jump on this and check it out.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Autosaver » 29 May 2013 00:55

How does it feel?
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby komicturtle92 » 29 May 2013 01:56

If you're referring to the weight, I don't think there's much of a difference. The gamepad isn't heavier, least I don't think. Can still hold it with one hand. Now it's 2 AM, 7 hours, down to 2 bars. Guess it lasting 10 hours is on the right mark? But that's without charging the battery right out of the box.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby FFXIgaiaknight » 30 May 2013 01:52

Thats not bad i might have to look into one of these.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Autosaver » 30 May 2013 16:32

Nintendo is releasing their own so...
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby gatorboi352 » 24 Jun 2013 14:50

Autosaver wrote:Nintendo is releasing their own so...


Yeah, in Japan so..........
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby ddddd » 24 Jun 2013 21:56

gatorboi352 wrote:
Autosaver wrote:Nintendo is releasing their own so...


Yeah, in Japan so..........

Batteries are not region locked I hope :angel:

Ive read a number of particular complaints about this on GAF: You'd have to twist the wiring in a particular direction for the battery to charge properly.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Sammet » 25 Jun 2013 06:28

The Nintendo extended version doesn't have as big a capacity as the Nyko one still. No batteries are not region locked - I imported one from the US to the UK. All gamepad batteries and chargers are universal voltage.

DDDDD - I've got the Nyko pack and you have to twist the cable for the connector to fit - just as the Nintendo battery you replace has the cable twisted. If you twist the cable the other direction you're connecting it with the wrong polarity so of course the battery won't charge that way. People on Gaf must not understand what red and black wires signify.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby ddddd » 25 Jun 2013 20:10

Sammet wrote:The Nintendo extended version doesn't have as big a capacity as the Nyko one still. No batteries are not region locked - I imported one from the US to the UK. All gamepad batteries and chargers are universal voltage.

DDDDD - I've got the Nyko pack and you have to twist the cable for the connector to fit - just as the Nintendo battery you replace has the cable twisted. If you twist the cable the other direction you're connecting it with the wrong polarity so of course the battery won't charge that way. People on Gaf must not understand what red and black wires signify.

No, it is about twisting the wires in one direction but not the other. The plug will obviously fit in only one way, but you can twist the wires in two directions.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby DKnight15 » 25 Jun 2013 20:29

Has anybody tried it with the Uboost to increase more gamepad time? I recall somebody suggesting this once....I don't see why it wouldn't work...
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Sammet » 26 Jun 2013 03:35

ddddd wrote:
Sammet wrote:The Nintendo extended version doesn't have as big a capacity as the Nyko one still. No batteries are not region locked - I imported one from the US to the UK. All gamepad batteries and chargers are universal voltage.

DDDDD - I've got the Nyko pack and you have to twist the cable for the connector to fit - just as the Nintendo battery you replace has the cable twisted. If you twist the cable the other direction you're connecting it with the wrong polarity so of course the battery won't charge that way. People on Gaf must not understand what red and black wires signify.

No, it is about twisting the wires in one direction but not the other. The plug will obviously fit in only one way, but you can twist the wires in two directions.


...well that makes me even more sceptical. So bending the wires in one direction over the other affects how it charges? I reckon they're making it up.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby ddddd » 26 Jun 2013 17:20

Sammet wrote:
ddddd wrote:
Sammet wrote:The Nintendo extended version doesn't have as big a capacity as the Nyko one still. No batteries are not region locked - I imported one from the US to the UK. All gamepad batteries and chargers are universal voltage.

DDDDD - I've got the Nyko pack and you have to twist the cable for the connector to fit - just as the Nintendo battery you replace has the cable twisted. If you twist the cable the other direction you're connecting it with the wrong polarity so of course the battery won't charge that way. People on Gaf must not understand what red and black wires signify.

No, it is about twisting the wires in one direction but not the other. The plug will obviously fit in only one way, but you can twist the wires in two directions.


...well that makes me even more sceptical. So bending the wires in one direction over the other affects how it charges? I reckon they're making it up.

Why would they make it up? Its a third party product, they aren't 100% flawless. Twisting the wires could put presure over the connectors, or perhaps the wires themselves are shoddy.
This is also reported on Amazon's reviews.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Sammet » 29 Jun 2013 06:41

I didn't realise it was on amazon reviews too - I've checked it out and yeah it's legitimate so my apologies for that. (I don't trust Gaf when it comes to things like this as there are loads of trolls on there that like to exaggerate things or complain when they don't even own the product) Looks like I got a decent one then. I simply took the Nintendo one out, twisted the wire like the original battery and plugged it in, so you can imagine it's hard for me to see where that could go wrong.

They should just return the faulty battery and get another.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby gatorboi352 » 29 Jun 2013 15:53

I ordered 1 and actually received 2 both of which don't work properly unless you twist it twice. And even then when the battery gets low to the point of where the solid red light comes on the game pad will start turning off randomly. so it does seem to hold a longer charge but it's certainly not a flawless product by any means
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby grok4spock » 12 Jul 2013 18:56

I really had high hopes for this thing, but not going to touch it with a 10 foot pole. Hopefully Nintendo releases the bigger battery here in the US..
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Nyko PowerPak for Wii U failure and response

Postby BlueVette » 22 Jul 2013 20:37

My PowerPak battery for my Wii U began to fail during gameplay. I wrote Nyko regarding the issue and the response follows:
Thank you for purchasing the Nyko Power Pak for the Wii U. We discovered issues in a few of the production runs of this product and have paused manufacturing of this product so we can properly resolve the issue. Unfortunately, we cannot send a replacement Power Pak until we resume production. You can either get a refund from the retailer you purchased it from or we can send you a UBoost, which works with the existing GamePad battery and provides two times the battery life, along with a Charge Link. We will keep all your info on file and once the corrected units are available, we will make sure to have one shipped to you. Please note, it will be a couple months before the new ones are available. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like this option, then please respond to this e-mail to confirm your shipping address and color of your gamepad and feel free to contact us if you have any concerns.


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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby ddddd » 22 Jul 2013 21:01

Refund and wait/import the official one. I won't last as long as the Nyko in optimal conditions, but it won't fail.
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Re: Wii U Power Pak from Nyko

Postby Autosaver » 22 Jul 2013 21:07

It also seems like they're refunding him AND giving him a free extra battery.

You could get the refund and sell the extra battery for the official longer lasting (as in, durability - not gametime).
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