Does the circle pad pro ever turn off?

#1Insane_CatPosted 2/8/2012 7:28:26 PM
Nintendo advertises a 480 hour battery life for the thing, but there's no power switch on it. Does it ever turn off, then? Or does the infrared signal the 3DS sends to it somehow turn it on?
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#2Tempest717Posted 2/8/2012 7:29:04 PM
Remove the battery?
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#390sRetroGamingPosted 2/8/2012 7:39:05 PM(edited)
Tempest717 posted...
Remove the battery?

Should people really have to unscrew the thing everytime they wanna save on battery?. lol?.
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#4Insane_Cat(Topic Creator)Posted 2/8/2012 7:39:16 PM
I'm not asking because I'm concerned about the battery life; I'm asking because I'm curious about how it works.
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#5Tempest717Posted 2/8/2012 7:39:31 PM

From: 90sRetroGaming | #003
Should people really have to unscrew the the thing everytime they wanna save on battery?. lol?.


I dunno, have yet to look at a CPP, but if it's just something you flip off then it shouldn't be a big deal. Though yeah I agree if it is screwed on.
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#6OoSubaruoOPosted 2/8/2012 7:40:03 PM
90sRetroGaming posted...
Tempest717 posted...
Remove the battery?

Should people really have to unscrew the thing everytime they wanna save on battery?. lol?.


Should you really care seeing how it lasts 140 hours on 1 battery?.lol?.
#7Bleachfreak7Posted 2/8/2012 7:41:20 PM
Im assuming it turns off when your 3ds is off.
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#8LHS_2012Posted 2/8/2012 7:42:29 PM
OoSubaruoO posted...
90sRetroGaming posted...
Tempest717 posted...
Remove the battery?

Should people really have to unscrew the thing everytime they wanna save on battery?. lol?.

Should you really care seeing how it lasts 140 hours on 1 battery?.lol?.


It lasts 480 hours on one battery. And I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure battery power is only really consumed when it's in use.
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#990sRetroGamingPosted 2/8/2012 7:43:24 PM
Tempest717 posted...
From: 90sRetroGaming | #003
Should people really have to unscrew the the thing everytime they wanna save on battery?. lol?.
I dunno, have yet to look at a CPP, but if it's just something you flip off then it shouldn't be a big deal. Though yeah I agree if it is screwed on.


Yeah you have to unscrew it to put the battery in and out. would it kill a person to unscrew it?. of course not, but it's rather silly to have to do it everytime to save on battery, assuming theres no off switch for it.
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#10Kitt ThrustPosted 2/8/2012 7:44:01 PM(edited)
the CPP pro only draws power from the battery when it's receiving infrared information from the 3DS. Unless you're playing a game that supports it the battery wont lose power.
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