My gamepad died for the first time today

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3 years ago#11
segagamer posted...
wiseguy100 posted...
You can use the gamepad whilst it's charging!


I did for two seconds to save, but I have a charging dock with cord behind a shelf...


You could always unplug the charging dock and move the cable around to plug it directly into the Gamepad.
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3 years ago#12
shanafan posted...
NovaLevossida posted...
segagamer posted...
wiseguy100 posted...
You can use the gamepad whilst it's charging!


I did for two seconds to save, but I have a charging dock with cord behind a shelf...


^ I really wish Nintendo would release a charge cable that connects via USB to the system itself like the Pro controller does. I picked up a PS4 controller this morning to use on the PC (and get acclimated to it in advance of launch), and while I typically play with a wired 360 controller, I can't fault any controller for giving a USB charge option.


Such exists:
http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Cable-USB-Charge-10FT-Wii-U/dp/B00CQBBON8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382847247&sr=8-1&keywords=wii+u+charge+cable


I had seen that but questioned its quality. Third party stuff I buy is usually junk, so I stopped buying third party stuff.
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3 years ago#13
NovaLevossida posted...
segagamer posted...
wiseguy100 posted...
You can use the gamepad whilst it's charging!


I did for two seconds to save, but I have a charging dock with cord behind a shelf...


^ I really wish Nintendo would release a charge cable that connects via USB to the system itself like the Pro controller does. I picked up a PS4 controller this morning to use on the PC (and get acclimated to it in advance of launch), and while I typically play with a wired 360 controller, I can't fault any controller for giving a USB charge option.


Lol. The Wii U gamepad uses too much power to be charged from a usb port in a resonable amount of time. (At least from the Wii U's usb port which can't even run a usb hdd without a usb y cable.) It certainly couldn't keep it charged while it's on a usb port.
The gamepads charger can output at 1.6amps. A typical usb port is only made to put out upto .5 amps, although some pc's usb ports can manage 1 amp. Usb isn't really a good alternitive for charging the gamepad. What really needs to happen is for nintendo to sell the charger, so people can have an extra one.
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