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Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« on: August 29, 2016, 05:55 AM »
I haven't made any actual measurements but been playing a lot lately (currently playing through LOZ: Minish Cap, a game I passed on bitd) and my launch model DS seems to get much longer battery life on the Everdrive GBA X5 compared to my "Classic NES Edition" GBA SP 001 (sidelit screen). Pretty sure my DS has gotten more usage over the years too. Both were purchased new in 2004 and still have the original battery. I suppose the DS either had higher capacity battery or is more power efficient in GBA mode.

Also I forgot when the power LED turns from green to red there's still a fair amount of reserve capacity, but the LED does not flash when the battery gets critical like the later DS models. After a period of time with red warning LED, the game will simply shut off unexpectedly and you're screwed if you didn't save often... :P

What system do you use and how is the battery life?

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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 11:02 AM »
i use an ags-101 and i can get around 9 hours, if i got a new battery i could possibly get longer
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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 04:34 PM »
Weird. My GBA AGP-001 only seems to last a couple hours now, but can play all day long on the DS without charging... :P

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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 08:00 PM »
i haven't really tested my ds phat but it seems to last a while
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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 11:57 PM »
Your GBASP battery is dying
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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 11:06 AM »
Do they still make replacement battery for GBA-SP?

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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2016, 11:38 AM »
yes they do, you can get them on ebay
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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 11:42 PM »
yes they do, you can get them on ebay
you can get them direct from nintendo too.
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Re: Battery Life: GBA-SP 001 versus DS Phat
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 10:49 PM »
yes they do, you can get them on ebay
you can get them direct from nintendo too.

It's a shame they don't ship internationally
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