Rechargeable VMU Batteries!

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Re: Rechargeable VMU Batteries!

Post#21 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:55 pm

When is this available?
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Re: Rechargeable VMU Batteries!

Post#22 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:05 am

I actually haven't changed the batteries in my VMUs in like ten years. What's the average battery life in them if the vmu just lives in the controller?

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Re: Rechargeable VMU Batteries!

Post#23 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:39 pm

If the VMU has working batteries in the controller, the Dreamcast for some reason defaults to using battery power instead of DC power when playing a game. The greatly reduces the life of the batteries. If you hear a beeeeeeeeep when you switch on the console, the batteries are dead.
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Re: Rechargeable VMU Batteries!

Post#24 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:07 am

Yea I knew the beep meant they were dead, though I didn't know the Dreamcast would default to battery power once u had good batteries in again, what a terrible design choice.

I actually saw some batteries on sale the other day and picked up a pile, changed out all my VMUs. Curious to see how long they last.

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Re: Rechargeable VMU Batteries!

Post#25 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am

A month or little more, in my experience...

I can't justify putting new batteries in them every 6 weeks or so, hence my VMUs are all beeping *shrug*

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