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Wii dual charger with fan,
This review is from: Nintendo Wii Intec G5614 Dual Charge Station and Turbo Cooler (Accessory)I purchased this thinking it would be good since it does not require an additional power cord and has the two charger docks and batteries. When I received it I found that the on/off switch does not control the fan just the light and the base charging units. I also have some issues with the charging docks. They are too deep for the remotes. The wrist strap gets in the way when you insert them and I have problems with the remotes making contact to charge. I read the other reviews and sure, if I take the wrist straps off the remotes would fit better but I have two young children that are not going to take the time to do that. If the on/off switch controlled the fan as well and the docking stations were not as deep it would be a great charging station for the Wii. Over all I am keeping it but I am going to follow the other review on modifying it to have the on/off switch control the fan. If the remotes making contact to charge becomes too much of an issue I will purchase a different type of unit. Until this item is modified by the manufacturer I would not recommend it unless you need to save the money and have the time to fool with it. It is a great design idea I just think it needs a few modifications.
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Initial post: Jul 9, 2008 1:16:13 PM PDT
Pee Didi says:
There is a reason for the on/off switch NOT to control the fan. Wii by default (after enabling internet connection) will stay on internally to communicate with the Nintendo server for updates and other functions, so your Wii will get HOT even though you think it's off. That really is a bad design on Nintendo's part to not turn on the built-in fan when "Standby Connection is ON".
Basically, this cooling unit is designed to supplement the Wii's fan by keeping it cool when OFF with Standby Connection turned ON. You can always turn off "Standby" option like I have, then you don't need to buy this cooling station.
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