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Nyko Charge Base for 3DS

by Nyko
Nintendo 3DS
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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  • Double the capacity and play time of the original 3DS battery Charge Base provides convenient and attractive method of charging 3DS console
  • Soft Feel Surface and de-bossed finger rest allow for improved grip and comfortable play
  • Includes mini screwdriver for easy installation
  • Compatible with the original Nintendo power adaptor
  • CE and EL certified high quality lithium polymer battery

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Nyko Charge Base for 3DS + HDE AC Power Adapter Charger for Nintendo 3DS/DSi/XL
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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 x 2.2 inches ; 3.5 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: April 30, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,298 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Keep your 3DS powered for up to twice as long with the Charge Base from Nyko. The Charge Base comes with the Nyko Power Pak+, a double capacity Lithium Ion Polymer battery, designed specifically for the 3DS and a custom charging dock that allows for easy charging and storage of the handheld. Once installed onto the back of the 3DS system, the Power Pak+ battery provides double the capacity of the stock battery while also giving the system a textured grip and de-bossed finger rests, perfect for extended game play sessions. The included charging dock is powered by the stock AC Adaptor that comes with the 3DS and allows for convenient storage and charging of the system. No excess cords, plugs or adaptors, just drop and charge. The Charge Base is everything you need to store, charge and keep your system powered for twice as long.

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183 of 189 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Solution to a Common Problem September 12, 2011
By D. Kerr
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Length: 6:26 Mins
This is a video review for the Nyko Charge Base in which I try to cover common questions, such as "How much width/weight will this add to my 3ds?" and "How does it feel after its installed?" And common complaints, like "The base doesn't work as its supposed to!" I detail the functionality, size, and my own experiences. I hope you find it insightful and helpful in your purchase! ENJOY!
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
By C. Lara
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
There were a lot of reviews saying that the charge stand itself doesn't work, and while I experienced a lot of the same problems described by others, they all seemed to have given up on it entirely. Yes, the battery works, holds about double the charge, and doesn't feel too bad to hold. It also adds quite a bit of weight to the system. This review will focus on the charge base so many people seem to have issues with, and hopefully make your decision to purchase this a bit more informed.

When I got the thing, after charging it with the direct AC adapter, I tested out the cradle seeing as so many people claim theirs doesn't work. When I set my 3DS in there and the orange 'charge' light on the 3DS didn't come on, I assumed mine was broken too. I scoured the googles for information on a possible fix, and the only interesting thing I found was that one person had contacted Nyko, who told him that it was acting normally. The light's not supposed to come on. I was about to contact Nyko myself, but then thought I'd test it out and see if I can get it working first. I ran a game (with the 3D all the way up) and left the wireless on at full brightness overnight to kill the new power pack. Once it was dead, I set it in the cradle, and saw that the orange light on the 3ds did not come on. I left it in there (with the cradle's power button turned on) and turned the 3DS on, but it promptly died. So, to test it out, I left it in the cradle (dead) while I was at work. When I came home, the power pack had completely charged. The cradle's light was still orange until i turned the cradle off and on again, and then it turned green, to indicate that it was fully charged.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Many have claimed that this product does not work, due to the 3DS showing a low battery charge after installing Nyko's battery pack. But I'm here to tell you how's done and how it should work.

First, the base comes with no power cable, one must use the Nintendo 3DS standard power cable. The Nyko base comes with a battery back that must be installed, by completely removing the bottom cover of the 3DS. The package includes a small screwdriver and installation is actually very simple. The battery pack itself will basically replace the 3DS bottom cover and it's made of non slip rubber. It will add thickness to the 3DS and some weight of course; you will feel the weight difference, but it's not that big of a change. Once installed, it gives your 3DS a thicker more comofortable feeling to it; however, the comfort does not match that of regular adapters such as Grip with Silicone Handles for Nintendo 3DS, so don't expect any miracles. The charge base has a connection plug in the back side, where you must plug your 3DS power adapter. The charge base has a power button on the right side and will emmit a red light on the sides, indicating that the battery is being charged, once the battery is full, the light on the base will turn green. Both red and green lights are solid, no flashing of any kind. Nyko promises double the charge of the stock 3DS battery, but I've ben able to run my 3DS for about 7+ hours on a single charge, on and off that is. I've gotten about 6.5 hrs of straight gaming, full 3D, online playing Mario Kart.

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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Battery works great, charger has some issues. June 12, 2011
By Kevin
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I've had this battery pack and charger for a while now and have just recently started encountering problems with it. Overall, the battery does work as advertised and improves the battery life of the 3ds by leaps and bounds and the charger is relatively simple affair to use. The problem is that the charge base itself seems to have longevity issues. After owning and using the charger for about a month and a half the charge base began to malfunction and not properly light up. I then found out with some experimentation that the battery was also not charging anymore and that I had to plug the system in to recharge the battery. Hopefully, this specific charge base was part of a bad batch and is not representative of the majority of the charge bases.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed January 21, 2014
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My son broke the power port in the back of the 3DS a short while ago, rendering it unusable. However, after replacing the battery with this I can now charge the 3DS and it can be used again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says January 22, 2014
By Agent J
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This is a base charger for the external battery pack that Nyko produces. I have not tried this base charger on the original 3DS battery.


Yes. It takes up to 4 hours for a full charge. Not too fast, but super convenient.


Yes it's eye catching, like a car wreck. It's not a pretty accessory and it's not meant to be displayed openly next to your Mona List painting. It's a functional unit.


No, you can use the original nintendo charger to charge this battery. But it's just a lot more convenient to plop your nintendo down for quick charges in between your busy life style.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a champ, great investment!
My 3ds stopped charging a while back. I thought the cable went bad so I tested with my friend's charger and it wouldn't budge. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you have a broken charger port
Works as advertised. nothing to complain about. easy installation, battery lasts a lot longer than the original 3ds battery. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Dante Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvaculous!
Marvelous device, I recommend it to all who have a standard 3DS! This battery pack truly does double the life. As for the bulk, the difference is minor. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Scott Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Monster Hunter players!
Adds almost a half inch to the back of the 3DS so its useless in any normal case and the circle pad pro is out the window. Now for the positive side, this battery is awesome. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Bryan Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very good..but...
Like I said it is a very good purchase that I made and I am not dissatisfied..but there is one problem, nothin major but when you charge it and the 3DS is off, The charger might... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Overlord Reiki
3.0 out of 5 stars It's great for a little bit...
I liked it when it worked but unless I did something wrong, it died right after it warrentee ended. Though walking with it was probably the problem, but there was no warning about... Read more
Published 28 days ago by axellovesanime
3.0 out of 5 stars Manufacturer packing was water damaged
"I received my package yesterday and it came inside a cardboard box, when I opened the mailing box, the Nyko packing was wet and just disintegrated at the touch of it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally
Finally a battery that will last an entire day! I get why people are pissed when they don't see the DS charge light pop on but it's charging directly through the battery so don't... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Battery
The Nyko Battery was easy to install and feels great on my hands. I always had a problem with the 3DS feeling cramped but a (probably unintended) side effect of this product fixes... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah B.
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend
I bought this and I have no regrets. It lasts for a long time, it gives a better grip to the 3ds. Also since the 3ds is a bit top heavy this helps balance it out.
Published 1 month ago by Jose
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