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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Help! Wii Battery Life Saver Tips and How to

This post is one of several on how to fix problems with your Nintendo Wii. To see the entire list, click here for the Nintendo Wii Repair Guide.

Do the batteries in your Wii Remote (Wiimote) run out too quickly for you? I generally get 20-30 hours out of mine depening on how much the Wii Nunchuck controller is used when playing games. I have seen reports of people getting much lower life out of the their Wii Remote batteries. In my case, I have been using the AA Duracel batteries in the huge battery pack from Costco.

If you're interested in how you can increase the life of your batteries or the right batteries to use with your Nintendo Wii, here are a few suggestions. In addition, if your Wii Remote is going through a long period of time without the batteries being used, it is best to remove the batteries from the Wii Remote controller:
Are your Wii Remote batteries drain too fast?

A fresh set of alkaline batteries should last, depending on amount and type of use, up to 30 hours. This can vary greatly based on certain factors, such as Wii Remote Speaker Volume, Rumble, battery quality and age, and type of game being played. For more battery information, click here.

If you are using rechargeable batteries, the only type of battery recommended are Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. When it comes to using rechargeable batteries, you must follow manufacturer guidelines for safety and proper usage. Failure to do so could cause damage to the Wii Remote and void the warranty. For more battery information, click here.

The Wii Remote will go into sleep mode if the console is turned off, if the console goes into Burn-In Reduction mode, or after 5 minutes of inactivity. This will help to conserve battery power.

If you still feel that the Wii Remote is draining batteries too fast, then it may need to be repaired. Please contact Nintendo for any repair information.