Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

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Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby robometal cowboy » 28 Nov 2012 14:23

Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad
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Nintendo won't let you charge your GamePad via USB? Well no worries, as Nyko has stepped in to fix that issue! Now you can more easily charge while playing. I wonder if something like this is bad for the GamePad... Thanks to Bluntzy for the heads up!
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Re: Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby DeMatador » 28 Nov 2012 14:49

Waiting for someone to develop some sort of way to use the GamePad with a PC now... It's got to happen someday!
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Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby CaptainColon » 28 Nov 2012 14:50

I'm gonna have to order one of these. Good thing it's cheap because I was disappointed that Nintendo didn't include a cable like this with the Deluxe system.
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Re: Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby abcedarian » 28 Nov 2012 15:04

Due to the limitations of the USB format, it is not ideal to charge the gamepad from USB. The battery in the gamepad is 1500mah (http://www.imgmr.com/index.php/Wii-U-Ne ... ailed.html).
and USB can only charge at a rate of 500ma - which means it would take 3 hours (if there were no inefficiencies, but there are, so you're really looking at more like 4 hours). What this means is - since the gamepad goes through it's battery in 3-4 hours, the USB doesn't provide enough energy to play on an empty battery- you would drain it faster than it could charge.

Now, if you are planning on sitting down for a long time to play and plug it in at the beginning, it could keep you going significantly longer, but then why not just use the AC adapter?
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Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby Zaakro » 28 Nov 2012 16:05

That doesn't look like a good idea. If Nintendo wanted you to charge through USB they would have included it.
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Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby kdognumba1 » 28 Nov 2012 16:48

I'll get it and test it.
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Re: Nyko USB charging cable for GamePad

Postby SuperBrony64 » 28 Nov 2012 18:36

I got this a couple days ago. It works pretty well and the cable feels of high quality. The box has a misprint on the back of it that says it will work with the 3DS/DSi. The connectors are different so that's not true. Overall, I haven't had any issues with it so I recommend it.
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