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    Would it be possible to recharge a Game Boy Advance partially without causing damage to the charger? That is if the battery can handle repeat charges.

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    That question makes about as much sense as a GBC Advance does.

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    GBC Advance? I only have the GBC Pocket Light. It's a good pairing with my Super Nintendo 64.

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    The GBA and GC only take AA batteries, which recharging versions didn't exist back then. They do now though, but you have to take the batteries out and recharge them in specific chargers, not a plug-in cable.

    Back in the day, you could buy proprietary GBA battery packs which sometimes had an AC adapter connector on them.

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    I'm not sure what Nintendo was thinking on that front. Apparently, their original GBA charger kit is Japan only. Huh.
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    You know that Japanese site you linked, someone did a nice translation for every handheld device accessory Nintendo made themselves from DMG to current: http://maru-chang.com/hard/gb/english.htm

    They've been dumbasses for years about the battery thing among others. There's a super awesome and reliable battery setup for the GB Pocket that also works with the GB Color too but it never left Japan.

    Scroll down to the MGB (GB Pocket and Light) section.
    MGB-002 Battery Pack
    MGB-003 Charger

    Also
    MGB-005 AC Adapter

    Earlier this year I found this site tooling around when I wasn't sure if something branded Nintendo was a chinese fraud or not, ended up being legit. I scored it super cheap too which was awesome and it was the 002+003 combination. It's a really excellent device. The charger is this black box of sorts that plugs in to the wall much like your modern DS/3DS wall brick, but it's uniquely shaped. It has a tube/clip slot on it, the battery goes in it as that thing is shaped much like a capped Crayola market in diameter and length. Has a wire out of the top of that battery to your device, and has on the side a clip to attach to your pants or whatever.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Gam...-/361510693755

    It kind of makes the wall adapter fairly pointless but it exists too. You can just keep the battery in the wall plug, string the cord over to your handheld. When I got the old DMG and GBP back in January I shortly after scored the original OEM adapters by Nintendo for both. As you can see in that auction, the GBP/C/Light package is cheap just $8 out of Japan+shipping so it won't cost much domestic either.

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    You should use the Eneloop Pro 2500mah AA rechargables, they'll last longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntz View Post
    The GBA and GC only take AA batteries, which recharging versions didn't exist back then.


    Rechargeable AA's existed long before GBA or GC (and why are you talking about GameCube all of a sudden, you must've meant GBC) but they were crappy NiCads, which are the ones with all the bad memory or overcharging problems that cause people to still to this day think even newer batteries, with better technology, will be ruined if you don't drain them completely before recharging.



    edit: on further review, perhaps you meant recharging versions of the systems didn't exist, but the way you wrote it made it seem like you meant batteries.
    Last edited by BlastProcessing402; 10-18-2016 at 03:33 PM.

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