Amazon Basics Play and Charge Kit with Braided Cable for Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X - Black
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- Charging kit for Xbox One controllers includes 9.8-foot braided charging cable and a rechargeable battery pack
- USB-A to USB Micro connection; LED indicator lights for charging (red) and for fully charged (green)
- Includes 1x NiMH 1200mAh battery; fully charged battery provides up to 25 hours of play time
- Safety features include over-current, over-voltage, and over-heating protection to protect controllers
- Backed by an Amazon Basics limited
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I saw some reviews mentioning certain dislikes about this product, and I thought I would clear the air.
These batteries are Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, and not Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries. That is not really a bad thing, but NiMH batteries come with certain limitations that Li-ion batteries do not. These limitations are because of the nature of NiMH batteries, and not because of poor design by Amazon. (unless you count them choosing NiMH over Li-ion a poor design choice) NiMH batteries are cheaper, and for this kind of application, just as good as Li-ion. (as long as you understand these limitations)
Dislikes I have read about:
"The console does not display battery level correctly with these batteries"
This is because Alkaline or Li-ion batteries (which is what most other batteries for the Xbox controllers are) have a slow and gradual drop in voltage as they discharge, and this is what the console reads, and displays in the battery meter. NiMH batteries on the other hand, maintain a pretty constant voltage as they discharge, up until about the last 5% or 10% of the discharge cycle, where they drop voltage very quickly. What this means is that when you use these batteries, the console will display a full, or nearly full battery meter, up until about the last 1-3 hours before the batteries die.
"The cord that comes with it does not let you use the controller as a wired controller, or really work with anything else."
This is because NiMH work best with a low power 'trickle' charge. This either eliminates, or greatly reduces the chances of overcharging the cells, and causing damage to them. Li-ion batteries do not have this problem because they usually have a voltage regulator circuit, and a charge state monitor that automatically cuts power to the battery when fully charged, even if you leave it plugged in. In NiMH batteries, the trickle charge allows you to leave it plugged in without overcharging them. The cords contain only low power circuitry, and not data circuitry. They DO output enough power to power the controller with or without the battery in it, but the controller will still connect on bluetooth, and NOT a wired connection.
"The batteries get hot while charging"
This is normal for most NiMH batteries as they approach a full charge. Once you disconnect the charge cable, they should return to normal pretty quickly. As long as they don't get really super hot, (especially while discharging) it's fine. They do have a vent for the gas buildup if they get too hot.
"These batteries discharge while your not using them for a while"
NiMH cells naturally discharge faster than Li-ion cells. It's just a byproduct of their chemistry.
This a great value for the price as long as:
You don't need the cords for anything else.
You don't need a wired controller connection on PC or console. (can still power the controller for a bluetooth connection)
You are ok with the battery meter on the console becoming pretty much useless until the last hour of charge.
It does what it is supposed to do, and nothing else. If that's all you need, you can't go wrong with this product.
I'd rather spend the same price to get one of Microsoft's version than two of these that only half-work. Besides, they're a much bulkier design than Microsoft's.
The included cable is poor. It will charge the battery, but the cable will not connect your controller to your PC or console to play on wired. This is likely due to the cable either being too long to bring enough current between the two devices or the cable quality is actually bad. Thankfully literally any other micro-USB cable will charge the battery and play games (tested). but with just the included cable in this product, "Play and Charge" is a lie.
It works mind you, but it will always report a full charge and it will discharge over time meaning a charge will last you a day or two even if not used. the wire it uses is also not meant for data transfer, and does a slow charge on it, so you can not use it plugged in (although apparently its not a good idea to do that anyhow). Its also a little bulky and is almost too large for the battery terminal bay, and heats up a little bit when charging.
The battery type and the tolerances used scream cheap product, but it does work. it just introduces a number of other issues.
1) The Xbox will not accurately show how charged this battery pack is so you never know how much life it has left.
2) The battery back causes the controller the disconnect, pausing your game, yet the controller light is still on acting as if it is not actually disconnected? I have tested this on multiple controllers with AA batteries vs. this pack, and it is this pack without a doubt.
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Once that initial charge is depleted & you try to charge it back to Max, it never gets back to a high enough charge to give you constant Rumble support for more then 10 minutes.
You will only notice this especially on *Rumble intensive games*.
This is because XboxOne pads switch off the Rumble feature when the charge is getting low (so you know its time to charge). So what happens then is you plug in the cable, it begins charging & very quickly gives you a green light. Unfortunately this is still not enough charge for more then a few minutes of the Rumble motors going at maximum.
I think this is the over-charge safety feature being too cautious. Even keeping the cable plugged in doesn't help.
So unless you feel like taking out the batteries & just using the cable as a wired solution, its pointless. Its fine for games that don't use the rumble feature tho.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2019
Having used for about a week now I have a good time using and battery life is close to the official one's and charging cable seems much better then the official one and charges quite quickly tbh
Was using the USB cable from the elite controller to charge the battery which worked fine but spare one seemed like it was done so that's one I bought another
This Amazon play and charge kit seems the best replacement to get if you don't want to fork out extra for similar or official Microsoft one's and are just as good and i know as I've bought a few over the years
Only maybe downside is that the rumble feature on controller doesn't seem to exist lol
Well worth buying
The price of this set compared to the Microsoft one is not that much, better off getting the original Microsoft kit. Once this dies I’m not buying another one
Buy buy buy....
Update: 31/10/2019 just bought a second set for my Xbox and again just perfect, first set in my sons Xbox still going strong, usb leads long enough to peg your washing on...
Amazon - tek a bow.