Upgrade your Gameboy Advance or Gameboy Colour to support a LiPo batteryDesigned by insideGadgets, Ships from Australia
With this device, you can upgrade your Gameboy Advance or Gameboy Colour to support a LiPo battery. Features over 90% efficiency, charge & play and supports the red power LED indicator on the GBA -...Read More…
With this device, you can upgrade your Gameboy Advance or Gameboy Colour to support a LiPo battery. Features over 90% efficiency, charge & play and supports the red power LED indicator on the GBA - it will light up when the battery is low.
If you use a Turnigy 2000mAh battery, the battery life is estimated to be 20-24 hours (to reach around 1650mAh used - 3V reading on LiPo) on a 32 pin backlit GBA running a regular Gameboy cartridge which draws 85mA at 2.9V (LiPo consumption at ~70mA). Cutting/filing some parts of the GBA battery compartment is required if you use the Turnigy battery.
This is a DIY part, you will need to solder your LiPo battery leads to the board and wires from the board to the GBA/GBC to power it and another connection to a capacitor on the GBA/GBC board. You can use double sided tape to stick the board to the battery so that it doesn’t move around. Check out the How to Install section for a GBA installation guide.
If you compare this to the usual diode drop method, you don’t waste around 9mA-30mA depending on the battery voltage, check our measurements here
Each unit is assembled and tested in-house. You will receive the product as pictured.
• Use any LiPo battery you like (recommended to use a LiPo with a battery protection)
• Uses a DC-DC to give the best efficiency, more than 90%
• Gameboy Advance power light turns red when the LiPo battery drops to ~3.33V. Gameboy Colour's red light becomes much dimmer.
• Charge and play at the same time; automatically switches GBA to be powered from the 5V charger when connected.
• Micro USB or USB-C connector option
Red LED on = charging
Blue LED on = charger connected
Size: 27mm x 25mm x 4mm (5mm for USB-C)
Maximum recommended discharge rate: 500mA (will work with all carts)
Charging max input voltage: 5.5V
Charging rate: 450mA
Output voltage: 2.85V normally, switches to 2.25V when LiPo is at ~3.33V
Quiescent current: 11uA
Battery protection on board: Polyfuse 1A
The DC-DC converter will power off if the battery drops to ~2.7V
LiPo battery, wires & Micro USB cable or USB-C cable depending on the option you purchase
Disclaimer: We shall not be held liable to and shall not accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage that may occur by using this product directly or indirectly.
We usually ship within 2-3 business days and will let you know when your order has been shipped. We ship overseas all around the world – America, Europe, Asia, etc (except to Brazil or Mexico due to lost packages) and to reduce shipping costs we send via the Airmail letter service for $3. Any item you order will come to you with in a padded envelope due to a restriction that letters can't be more than 20mm in height.
The usual delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks; we ship via Australia Post. Unfortunately there is no tracking number available for this Airmail letter service.
You are responsible for any import tax/duties or other charges that may apply (so far we have had 1 report of a user having to pay import tax in the UK).
If you are looking for faster delivery times, please contact us for a quote, please note that shipping prices can start from $36 for 2-3 days delivery to the US (via DHL).
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