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Nyko Charge Base for 3DS

by Nyko
Nintendo 3DS
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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 + Gen USB Charge Cable for Nintendo 3DS/DSi/XL
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004SJFJUA
  • 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 (181 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762 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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200 of 209 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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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
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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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19 of 21 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.

Now, this bit is importan about charging the unit. YOUR BATTERY/CHARGER IS FINE. YOU MUST LEAVE THE 3DS ON WHILE CHARGING OR YOU WON'T SEE A CHARGE.
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3 of 3 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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18 of 25 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT! May 5, 2014
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the charger port on my 3DS broke, so this was a cheap solution. It has charger contacts on the bottom so it'll charge the 3DS. Also the battery lasts TWICE as long. Perfect for the people who take long rides in the car, train, or plane.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great! Charges my son's 3ds with no problem
Works great! Charges my son's 3ds with no problem.
Published 3 days ago by Raynelle Griffin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent product. Exactly what my 7yr old needed for his 3ds.
Published 12 days ago by stacey bylsma
4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough for a 5 year old.
The base won't charge the battery anymore. I bought this specifically because the charge adapter has lifted from the mother board of the DS and won't charge with the cable. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Veronica Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Cost effective solution to broken charger port
Easy fix for broken charger port.. And now we get twice the battery life
Published 18 days ago by christopher McAleavey
5.0 out of 5 stars I have an xl, made a mistake XD
Great, but I have a 3ds xl d: made a mistake.
Published 24 days ago by Ron Edelman
5.0 out of 5 stars amazingness
I lost my charger right after I installed this battery pack, and It survived three days of intense playing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael Tran
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the original 3DS
Great product, works just as advertised.
Published 1 month ago by Justin
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy
This worked perfectly for my so essentially 3ds.
Published 1 month ago by Nick Avila
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it.
Published 1 month ago by faith steward
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
perfect! battery lasts all day, even with continued use.
Published 1 month ago by carlos
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