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Do i need a charger for a gameboy advance? Answered

i saw one for sale on the internet for sale but it doesnt have a charger and i dont want to buy a seperate charger. also if it does need a charger could i somehow hack it to fit standard batterys?

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ProdigityBest Answer (author)2009-04-14

The GBA charger is rated for 5.2V~320mA, so I presume it could work with 4 AAA batteries in series.. this also means you would need to connect a resistor of about R = V / I = 4.8 / 0.320 = 15 Ohm

Double check with someone else to see if my calculations are correct though
(I'm also presuming here that the GBA would also work with 4.8 instead of 5.2)

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thanks for taking the time to reply!!!

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Prodigity (author)Prodigity2009-04-14

Furthermore this should be then connected to the charger port, with the - being on the left and the + on the right when looking at the port..

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EmmettCullenrocks (author)2009-04-15

Look You need one. My brother had one but now he has a psp. You can buy it separated or with it. Go to Gamestop, Radio Shack, Best Buy,Toys r us or any other place. The 4 that I named are the best. Good Luck.

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AndyGadget (author)2009-04-14

Whooo careful! You may have trouble connecting to the power port. Looking at my son's GBA it uses a strange connector - not a standard USB. Iy will be tricky getting leads attached to it without the proper part.

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