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post Jul 6 2008, 04:22 PM
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Once fully charged, how long does the PS3 controller's battery last when used wirelessly? In terms of usage I mean average usage while playing GTA4.
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post Jul 6 2008, 04:43 PM
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After a quick Google search the best I found was this: "The controller should have about 30 hours of playtime for every two-and-half hour charge."

Keep in mind thats for just the standard Sixaxis controller, not the new Dualshock 3 which has a much shorter battery life.


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post Jul 6 2008, 04:55 PM
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The sixaxis controller is the 'bog-standard' one that is included with the console right?
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post Jul 6 2008, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE(Starkey @ Jul 6 2008, 05:55 PM) [snapback]1453022[/snapback]
The sixaxis controller is the 'bog-standard' one that is included with the console right?

yes
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post Jul 6 2008, 07:02 PM
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Feels like fucking forever.


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post Jul 6 2008, 08:30 PM
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What I don't get is why people don't just charge it every night! That's what I do!


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post Jul 6 2008, 09:07 PM
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Personally, I don't like leaving my PS3 on overnight. I have electric bills to pay.


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post Jul 7 2008, 02:15 AM
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A solid 10-15 hours gameplay I reckon. I don't tend to have sessions longer than 2 hours, but I'm not regularly recharging them either. Get a long USB cable so you can play and charge if it gets low.


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post Jul 7 2008, 01:32 PM
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Charge it for 3-5 minutes before you play for at least 5 hours of gameplay.
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QUOTE(buttfreak @ Jul 7 2008, 09:32 AM) [snapback]1453183[/snapback]
Charge it for 3-5 minutes before you play for at least 5 hours of gameplay.

wow, a sensible post from this guy biggrin.gif... i totally agree (can't believe i am saying that)... if you notice that the battery life is low, just plug it in for a few minutes... it's usually enough to keep you playing for a few hours...


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post Jul 7 2008, 02:16 PM
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You can charge the ps3 controller in your pc too. Usually for me if i play 2 - 3 hours a day it will last be about 5 days. Well it goes on to one bar, so i charge it then.


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post Jul 7 2008, 03:37 PM
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I always use it plugged in, I guess I dont trust the wireless controller.


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post Jul 7 2008, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(GTA_Niko @ Jul 7 2008, 04:37 PM) [snapback]1453216[/snapback]
I always use it plugged in, I guess I dont trust the wireless controller.

Give it a try! Just unplug the controller and wait a few seconds.....
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post Jul 7 2008, 09:03 PM
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I Have 3 controllers so I always have one charging. Also I have a wall-plug charger that I got with my Bluetooth headset. It works really fast. I also use it to charge my Mp3 player. It charges that thing at least twice as fast as it would plugging it in a PC.


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post Jul 8 2008, 03:08 AM
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i usually get a couple weeks play out of a full charge


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post Jul 8 2008, 03:43 PM
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when i first got my PS3 my controller would last forever (~30 hrs as advertised)....but lately (after 1 year) the battery life has definitely decreased but I still get at least 15 hours of play time for a full charge. I leave my USB charge cable plugged in on my PC and when my controller is low on battery I just plug it in when I'm using my PC......today I actually brought the controller with me to work so I can charge when I use my computer haha....my co-workers are like what the heck are you doing with a PS3 controller plugged in to your laptop haha...
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post Jul 12 2008, 05:12 PM
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yeah... i always have one plugged in the ps3, one in the pc charging and for games and one in my messy bed, since thats where i play my ps3...
the dualshock has a life of 15h, thats what they said somwhere, and i agree its around that, half of the regular controller...


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post Jul 12 2008, 08:02 PM
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QUOTE(TheAnalogKid2112 @ Jul 6 2008, 02:30 PM) [snapback]1453041[/snapback]
What I don't get is why people don't just charge it every night! That's what I do!



I've heard its better to let the battery completely drain first then recharge it, helps prolong battery life.


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post Jul 12 2008, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE(HB~Sauce @ Jul 12 2008, 01:02 PM) [snapback]1454322[/snapback]
QUOTE(TheAnalogKid2112 @ Jul 6 2008, 02:30 PM) [snapback]1453041[/snapback]
What I don't get is why people don't just charge it every night! That's what I do!



I've heard its better to let the battery completely drain first then recharge it, helps prolong battery life.


i've heard the opposite... that it doesnt matter, because its a lithium batterie, so it doesnt go bad...


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post Jul 14 2008, 05:43 AM
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mine usually lasts about 18 hours without charging


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