Introduction: Cheapest DS Battery Charger
Probably the cheapest DS battery charger !
Made from nothing or near, it works for NDS Fat and GBA SP. (Well you could easily adapt it to other Game boy or instruments)
As I'm French, when I went to Canada for holidays, my DS battery loader wasn't able to work under 110V@60Hz (instead of 220@50Hz in France).
So, as the Game Boy DS need 5V and 320mA to load, I decided to make this battery loader.
My computer could provide the supply, I just have to connect PC and Game Boy.
But how to ? Just read this instructable ;)
Step 1: Collect Materials
To do this NDS battery loader, you will need :
- Some electrical tape. (Normal could work, but I prefer to use this.)
- Two pieces of electrical wire. (Or something like this. For this example, a piece of plastified metal wire of a cookies box.)
- A plastic bread attach. (Or everything else which is strong enough and small in order to get in the N DS battery loader connector.)
- Something to cut tape and wire. (Scissor or knife, or something else).
Step 2: Cut It !
First step :
Cut your piece of plastic in order to let it fit in the NDS.
Step 3: Blend It !
Step two :
Take the two wire.
cut off the plastic for about 1/4 inch.
Fold one of the with a 'P' form.
Not too large !
Must not touch more than one NDS connector !
Step 4: Fold It !
Step three :
Put the plastic part on the glue-side of a 1.5 inch piece of electrical tape. (aprox 1/3 inch from one border, not like me ;D )
Put the two 'P' wires on the tape, one at each side of the plastic part. (see photo)
Remember that the 'P' side of the wire is going to go IN the NDS!
So ALIGN the plastic part with the tape, and pay attention when you put the wires !
Then, cut the tape -as mentioned on the 2nd photo- which means that, If you fold the tape, it will not recover the 'P' wire.
Then, fold the tape ;)
Smaller part first, longer then.
The 'P' part of the wire MUST BE TAPE-FREE !
Step 5: Fit It !
Step four :
Plug you home made battery loader into the NDS.
Take care that wire connect only to their respective connectors!
Your loader must be plugged on the 4 connectors side .
The NDS battery loader connector have 7 pins :
- 3 on the 'top' side (screens side)
- 4 on the bottom side (battery side)
The battery loader plug into the 4 pins side.
Plug the other side of the wires into a 5V supply. (An other battery loader, a VGA port, a USB port, or everything else which can provide 5V and more than 320mA.)
Plug the GROUND FIRST !
Step 6: Load It !
Yess ! You did it !
Your battery load should work now.
If you charger become hot, or if your computer do some crappy things, or reboot, unplug immediately !!!
DON'T PLAY WHILE YOU ARE RECHARGING YOUR BATTERY !
It will use too many current for your laptop if you are pluged into a VGA.
If you are in USB and if nothing other is USB plugged, I thing that you can play, but I absolutely don't know if so !
You may 'search' a few in order to find the right angle in your NDS, cause our adaptor is the cheaper, and it can't work on the first plug (well, he can but he probably don't ;D ).
I'm not responsible of any damage cause by or to you adaptor !
Mine works without any problem.
As I'm French, I probably write some crappy sentences, or do some faults.
Just say it to me, I will correct it ;)
Thanks for reading this instructable !
It was my first XD
Have a nice day and enjoy your battery charger ;)
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