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Power Pak for Wii U

by Nyko
Nintendo Wii
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2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)


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  • Triple the capacity and play time of the original GamePad
  • Includes mini screwdriver for easy installation
  • Works with the existing Nyko and first party charging solutions
  • Fits entirely into the existing GamePad Battery compartment - no additional bulk
  • CE and EL certified high quality lithium polymer battery


Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00B48QAQU
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 6.5 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,676 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Product Description

Keep your Wii U GamePad charged and ready for action with the Power Pak from Nyko Technologies. The Power Pak is a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery designed exclusively for the GamePad and the rigorous demands of gamers. The triple capacity battery provides up to 3x the playtime on a single charge, and seamlessly replaces the existing GamePad battery for a sleek and seamless upgrade, ideal for marathon gaming sessions. The Power Pak charges using the stock AC Adaptor or Charging Cradle included with the Wii U, as well as Nyko's charging solutions for the GamePad. The Power Pak is the ideal solution for powering your GamePad allowing you to play longer with no change to the appearance of the controller. A mini screwdriver is included with each PowerPak, no additional tools are needed to install the battery.


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, not without the "issue" though. June 7, 2013
By Luke
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Just received mine yesterday. I was home for lunch so I installed it real quick and threw it on the charger. Came home from work and it was still charging, finished around 3.5 hours.

Started playing some games and low and behold about 5-10 minutes in the gamepad red battery light came on.. As per a previous review, I had installed it by twisting the wires to the left. I removed it and twisted the wires in the opposite direction, immediately got 4 bars back. And played for about 5 hours and still had 2 bars of battery. So it seems to be working for now. It appears to be an issue with the spades within the connector aren't making a decent connection. If it gives me any more problems I'll try a dab of OxGard on the contacts and see if that helps. Otherwise I'll give Nyko a call. The battery itself seems solid, it's just a connection issue. I also took a close look at the connectors and with a sewing needle, I gently and very carefully nudged each individual connector together so that it may have a slightly tighter fit with the posts inside the gamepad.

You don't know how awesome it is to have the gamepad last more than a couple hours. Hopefully Nyko resolves these minor issues. I feel it just needs a better contact material within the connector.

I notice the price on these is bouncing around alot. Don't pay more than $25..
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I almost returned it.... June 6, 2013
By E=Mski2
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Just like many of the reviewers of this product, I initially thought I received a dud. Out of the box, the battery charged for about 3 hours and I installed it into the Gamepad. Battery level indicator showed only 2 bars. It didn't last 1o minutes before shutting off. No low battery warning prior to this, so I turned the Gamepad ON once more and it did the same thing about 2 minutes later. I placed the Gamepad back on the charging dock and the "Charging" light came on as usual only to start acting erratically about 5 minutes into the charging cycle. At this point I was about to box it up and send it back, but I thought about it and the signs were pointing to a bad connection. I removed the Nyko battery from the Gamepad and inspected it, but everything looked fine to me. Before reinserting the Nyko battery back into the Gamepad, I wiggled the cables within the connector and then reseated the connector into the Gamepad repeatedly about 10 times. Turned ON the Gamepad and the battery level now showed full charge. I now have about 2.5 hours of issue free gaming on this battery and it's still at 75 percent. It seems that the problem lies somewhere in the connector. Perhaps there was a bit of corrosion on the contacts which the repeated reseating cleared up. I'm giving this battery 4 stars at this point deducting a star for the issues experienced at the beginning as this should be a plug and play item. I will update this review as I log more time on this battery.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Battery, Dodgy Connector June 28, 2013
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Hi Guys,

Before I talk about the performance of the battery I must cover the fact that the connector on here is what is causing all the issues for other people. The connectors seems to be poorly molded and the black (ground) wire was not wired right. It was loose and the connection would drop out. I've had issues with the battery reading full charge one minute then going down to one bar the next. Jiggle the controller, the thing turns off. Charge it for five hours, battery is only 1/4 charged. It all stems from this connector.

I did fix it though. I tried the wire twisting method and it did nothing. I ended up cutting the leads on my Nintendo brand battery, snipping the leads on the Nyko battery, and soldering the official batteries connector on the Nyko battery. After doing this I have had no issues at all and the battery usually lasts 10 hours.

Speaking of the life, this thing lasts quite a bit longer than the official battery. So much so that I've had it last more than 15 hours. That is brightness at three and low volume on the speakers. Overall the charge time is long, well over 5 hours. That's not a negative though. You probably won't be using it while it's charging.

Installation was fast (after soldering) and the long battery life is worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken product. June 22, 2013
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I recieved a defective battery. It only held a charge for two hours. Tried all the tricks and stuff, still nothing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Battery charges fine but screen turns off randomly June 20, 2013
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Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I too was waiting for this product for months. After all the delays I'm starting to think that Nintendo was trying to stop them from making it until they release their official product.

Problem is the Nintendo one is only going to be 2500mAh and this Nyko one is 4000mAh. So I really would rather the Nyko one to work! Plus I was angry that Nintendo didn't just include the bigger battery from the beginning. How hard is it to get a battery that fits the socket it was designed for? They charged us a premium price for the Wii U and yet they can't spend a few extra cents to include the proper battery in our gamepads? They rather charge us an extra $25 on top of making us wait an entire year just to get it.

Enough complaining...

MY ISSUES WITH THE NYKO BATTERY
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The NYKO battery charged for me and seems to last longer as advertised. So I don't have that issue like most people. Also people claiming the Nyko battery is the only one that needs to twist the wires really need to take a few seconds to look at the official battery.

The Nintendo battery twists the wires just the same, and if you even look at the diagram under the battery it tells you to twist the wires. So people need to observe a little before writing a review and blaming Nyko for things that aren't their fault.

The actual problem for me is while I'm playing the screen will just randomly shut off. I have to press the power button and it comes back on, and even returns to the screen I was last on.

I tried wiggling the power connector and it seems to stay on at the moment. Not sure if it will continue to work but I guess we'll see.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beware this product may be defective but AWESOME when it works! There...
First of all, this battery is a dream come true! I would've gave it a 5 star rating had it worked out the box, sadly I purchased 2 and neither worked properly... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jesse G.
1.0 out of 5 stars Those work great.
simply didn't work. Nyko reps responded that it was a known issue and were not going to sell them anymore. Nintendo's official larger-battery replacement is the way to go. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Drew Kraus
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Anyone have this battery for sale let me know
Published 7 months ago by Boun
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage
Garbage. Don't buy it you have to manipulate it to get it in and does not hold a charge.
Published 9 months ago by eric underwood
1.0 out of 5 stars Move along, nothing worthy of money here
This is garbage. Save yourself frustration and buy the official extended battery direct from Nintendo. Nyko made nothing but lemons with these.
Published 14 months ago by likegadgets
5.0 out of 5 stars The juice the Wii U needs for a good gaming marathon.
This product plugged right in and works great. I think I've only seen the light come on once or twice in all my gaming sessions since installing it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by FanBoy83
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work/worse!
I got this expecting it to increase the play time and it didn't I heard all the nonsense about making sure you twist the connector cable the right way (definite sign of bad... Read more
Published 16 months ago by A. Coker
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't last
Had to twist the wires to make it charge initially. Even when it would charge, the controller would randomly shut off (no issues with the original battery). Read more
Published 17 months ago by Josh
2.0 out of 5 stars Battery last long, but has issues.
I went through two of these. The first one only lasted a half charge and then it would shut off. That's it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Nap
4.0 out of 5 stars Product works, but you need some end user adjusting.
I bought it when it first came out. (not sure if it the issue listed bellow has been fixed).
The battery is great, now you can truly play without being anxious of having the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by David A. Sanchez
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