Charging via USB or other methods besides wall outlet?

#1kickyourass2112Posted 8/1/2011 3:41:50 PM
Is there any way to charge a 3DS by USB? Or any way that someone could charge one while on an international flight? Handhelds are perfect for occasions like flights, but not if the battery won't last long. I have been looking at the various other improved 3rd party batteries before buying one this week but was wondering if someone had any experience with this.

Thanks in advance for any answers.
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#2Starwars4JPosted 8/1/2011 3:45:54 PM(edited)
Yes, there's a DSi USB charger you can get on Amazon for about $2US. I have it for both my DS Lite and DSi/XL/3DS

Edit:
http://www.amazon.com/Charge-Nintendo-Accessory-Export-Packaging/dp/B003HFU5SW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1312238649&sr=8-3
http://www.amazon.com/DSi-DSiXL-Power-Cable-Nintendo-DS/dp/B001NG9B4Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1312238649&sr=8-4
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Charge-Cable-Adapter-Nintendo-DSi/dp/B0024ZT3XO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312238649&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Charge-Cable-Adapter-Nintendo-DSI/dp/B0028V2VQA/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1312238649&sr=8-8
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#3LightHawKnightPosted 8/1/2011 3:44:20 PM
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+charger&x=0&y=0#/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_15?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=3ds+usb+charger&sprefix=3ds+usb+charger&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3A3ds+usb+charger

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#4MINJI20Posted 8/1/2011 3:46:52 PM
I bought a USB charger for my DS Lite a while back, and it came with a DSi and power socket adapter...and my facts might be mixed up, but a DSi and 3DS use the same charger, right? So I guess you could use that. Other than that, getting a something like a battery extension isn't bad. If you don't want one, and can't get a USB, turn off the 3D while playing. The airplane will be shaking like crazy anyways, so you might as well add more hours to your battery life.
#5kickyourass2112(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2011 4:05:33 PM
Thanks a lot guys. I looked at chargers briefly on Amazon but only really saw car chargers. Guess I overlooked the ones posted ITT.

It didn't occur to me that DS cables will work with this I guess, since Nintendo uses their dumb proprietary ports and stuff.
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#6PokeMasterPosted 8/1/2011 4:06:35 PM
battery powered usb charger is another option. i picked one up for ~9USD
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