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Old 02-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #5001 (permalink)
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A four-pack of rechargeable 2450mAh Duracells from Amazon. When I lent a 360 controller to my friend he chucked the batteries out wen they died, not realising they were fancy rechargeables
How comes you use rechargeable batteries over packs designed for the controller, do they last longer or is it so you can use the batteries for other things aswell? a couple of my battery packs have stopped working after about 3-4 years so if its a lot better i may pick rechargeable batteries up instead rather than the packs designed for the controller.

edit: yeah they last longer my battery packs are only 1600mAh
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:53 AM   #5002 (permalink)
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1) In my five years of owning a 360 I've had three or four of the official rechargeable battery packs, and they all died within a year. This happened to all my friends' ones as well.
2) The batteries in the battery pack are just standard 2100mAh batteries, so my batteries last a good 10% longer or more, and...
3) My batteries are cheaper (6 for a four-pack) compared to the tenner (I think) for a battery pack which only contains two.
4) The battery pack can only be used in one specific device, whereas mine are just standard AA's and so can be used in anything that takes AA's.

The only advantage the battery pack is, is that it can be charged while playing thanks to the cable (I tried charging my batteries with the cable, didn't work).
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #5003 (permalink)
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I have 2 official packs, one of which has lasted me about 4 years now.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #5004 (permalink)
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I have two packs, one actually failed in a BAD way, thankfully it didn't damage the controller. The other older pack has lasted since I purchased my console in like, 2007-2008.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #5005 (permalink)
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I still use my original one since about 2 months after UK launch in 2006. Works fine. Though my xbox often goes months unused, and then a new exclusive game will come out for it and it'll get raped about 100hours a month.


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I've been playing BF3 for a while now and still get raped.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #5007 (permalink)
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I know of at least ten that didn't last more than two years... they just hold no charge at all. Plus some where the clasp broke, but that's unrelated.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #5008 (permalink)
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You do pretty good, mate. Don't lie about it.
If you ever saw how good I was at BF2 then you would see why I say I'm terrible at BF3
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I've always been terrible at the BF series, especially with BF3. Just can't get used to it. Much prefer CSS, SWBF, etc.
Guess my main gripe is in BF3 you can't see anyone lol, they're all just god damn invisible. Sneak along the edge of the map, bam suddenly dead from this guy who's popped outta nowhere. Go full garry down the middle, dead in 2 seconds. Go sniper and prone on this little hidden bushy area, bam sniped by someone on the opposite side of the world. Rage quit.
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