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October 29, 2013 8:17:31 AM

Hi Guys, I'm having problems getting one of my Wii remote battery packs to hold its charge. Its been a while since ive been on the wii and now 1 out of the 2 works for a couple of minutes and then cuts out, could it be that the lithium ion has hardened through lack of use maybe?
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October 29, 2013 8:34:56 AM

You are describing the behavior of a NiCad battery. If so you just need a new battery pack.
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October 30, 2013 3:03:26 AM

clarkjd said:
You are describing the behavior of a NiCad battery. If so you just need a new battery pack.


Hi clarkjd, Thanks for answering the question. I have two brand new spare battery packs and I tried one of them but the problem still persists, It seems to work fine with non-rechargeable batteries so do you think the new ones have stopped working through lack of use? This problem is baffling me
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October 30, 2013 5:24:20 AM

Ni-Cads are notorious for this kind of behavior. Unless you fully charge them, then fully discharge them, they develop a "memory" and won't discharge past that memory point, even if the battery is fully charged. letting them sit for long periods without use will also cause this behavior.
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October 30, 2013 8:20:40 AM

clarkjd said:
Ni-Cads are notorious for this kind of behavior. Unless you fully charge them, then fully discharge them, they develop a "memory" and won't discharge past that memory point, even if the battery is fully charged. letting them sit for long periods without use will also cause this behavior.


Oh right I see, that explains what happened to the old one. Since I asked you my last question I tried the other spare that I hadn't tried before and left it on charge a little longer and It appears to be working for the time being.
Thank you for all your help and the information on rechargeable batteries, much appreciated :) 
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October 30, 2013 9:13:56 AM

NP.. You are welcome!
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