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Replacement X-Longer Nintendo 3DS XL Battery

Replacement X-Longer Nintendo 3DS XL Battery

Hi everyone,

In the past week, I wanted to play with my Nintendo 3DS XL, which I’ve had since launch day. I opened the unit to manage some data on the MicroSD card, when, unfortunately, I noticed something strange with the unit, a swollen battery.

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This is not new to me. I’ve had swollen batteries on my old phones and had to change them maybe once per year. Some batteries were not that swollen while others were more noticeable. Now, for this Nintendo 3DS, I’ve never replaced the battery since I got it, so it has actually lasted since the beginning. Another thing is that while the battery was swollen, the system would charge well. Who knows since when the battery was swollen, since I very rarely take out the Micro SD card.

Because of this, I began looking for replacement batteries. One that showed up is the X-Longer Nintendo 3DS XL replacement battery.

3DS Battery 2

X-Longer are batteries made by Cameron Sino, which I’ve had a good experience with their batteries in the past, so I decided to get it. Here’s a better look at the battery:

The battery just fits right in the console and charges fine! Now I can go back and play those Pokémon games I’ve still have to play.

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Got my 3.7v Li-Ion battery and LiPo Charger!

Got my 3.7v Li-Ion battery and LiPo Charger!

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone had an excellent New Year’s Eve! Yesterday, while being New Year’s Eve, I also got a package with 2 items I ordered the past week. They were a 3.7v 2000mAh Li-Ion battery and a basic 500mA LiPo Charger from Sparkfun

Together, with these 2 items, I’m able to charge my Hidizs DH1000 3.8v battery and use the 3.7v as a spare while that charge happens. The problem with my Hidizs DH1000 is that it charges extremely slow, at a painful slow speed of between 60 to 80mA, which is very slow for its 2000mAh battery. With the SparkFun basic LiPo charger, I can charge it at up to 500mA, reducing the amount of hours needed to use my currently favorite DAC/Amp.

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Unboxing and setting up the APC Back-UPS PRO 1500 (BR1500G)

Unboxing and setting up the APC Back-UPS PRO 1500 (BR1500G)

Hi everyone,

Today, I’ll show you images of the APC Back-UPS PRO 1500 Uninterruptible Power Supply.

I got this backup battery for 2 main reasons:

  1. To protect my equipments
  2. To maintain them running if a power blackout occurs.

I got it on Amazon and it is currently handling 600-700W of power with no issues at all and gives me an estimate 5 to 8 minutes of runtime. Please keep in mind this number can be increased as this UPS supports a supplemental battery which extends the runtime. I’ll be looking at that soon, just to be safe, even if I haven’t experienced prolonged blackouts.

This UPS can handle up to 865 Watts.

Let’s start with the unboxing!

The box:

Opening the box

When we open the box, we find a protective foam:

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Taking it off, we find the UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply:

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Taking it off, we find another foam and the bag with the manuals:

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The battery:

Inside the bag:

Outside the bag:

Installing the battery

The battery comes pre-installed, but it’s not actually connected. We need to first remove the bottom cover in order to rotate the battery:

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Now, we carefully pull the battery:

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A closer look to this side of the battery:

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After rotating the battery:

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Now, we insert it into the UPS:

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Testing the UPS:

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It works!

Without anything connected to it, it says it will last 262 minutes:

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The cables and manuals:

Here’s the bag with the manuals and cables:

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The back of the bag:

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And here’s the contents after opening the bag:

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The Safety Information Guide:

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The installation and operation guide:

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The warranty information:

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The PowerChute Personal Edition Installation CD:

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The USB cable inside the bag:

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The USB Cable outside the bag:

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The Coaxial cable:

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Now, let’s connect it!

First, we remove the side label that blocks some of the outlets:

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Now, we’ll connect the cables to it:

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Finally, we turn it on and enjoy!

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Watts being used at the moment. This sometimes goes up to 730 Watts.

Estimated runtime with the current load:

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Input Voltage:

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Output Frequency:

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Output Voltage:

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Load Percent:

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And that’s all!

You can order this product on Amazon by clicking here.

I hope all of you enjoyed this unboxing and photography session!