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Nah, no issues with charged batteries keeping a charge. I keep 2 or 3 charged batteries in the diabetes supply kit that I carry around with me and they are always good to go when I need them.
I bought the Eneloop Starter Pack on Amazon that has a charger and I've just been using that.
get yourself a set of enerloops, on sale all the time on amazon. 6 batteries and you can charge a set while you play a set. really, how inconvenient is that? and if they go dead and you're somewhere without power be happy you can pick up AA's pretty much anywhere and still power the unit.
Eneloop batteries do the same thing and are actually a good battery, I bought mine at Costco but amazon has them of course
I have a kit like this. It contains multiple batteries with different sizes (and adapters) so you can use it with other devices. The Eneloop unlike other batteries, loose charge very slowly when unused so you can leave them charged for a year and still able to use them without recharging.
I get about 30+ hours on a single charge on the controller.
Amazed people still use non recharable batteries. My suggestion would be to invest in 8 good quality recharable batteries like Eneloops and just swap them from the charger to controller when required.
I personally bought this package maybe 5 years ago and the batteries are still going strong in my xbox controllers and other devices.
Make sure you get similar batteries if you choose another brand that hold a charge for a long time. The cheaper rechargables go flat very quickly even without use. I think eneloops and similar ones can hold charge for 10 years even if just sitting there.
For batteries the best option available would be
Comes with a good charger for both AA and AAA
8 AA Eneloop 4th Gen batteries (2110 recharges/2000mAh)
2 AAA Eneloop 4th Gen batteries (2100 recharges/800mAh)
I know you don't need the AAA so your other option would be the bundle with 4AA and charger then pickup an 8 pack giving you a total of 12 batteries and charger.
First option of 8 AA, 2 AAA, and 1 charger is $32.49
Second option of 12 AA, and 1 charger is $36.98
NOTE: I'm sure someone will read this and wonder why not the Pro's? Only 500 recharge cycles and cost way more for the extra 550mAh per battery which isn't worth it for controllers.
This is what i started with, bought like 8 more extra of each and no running out of batteries and going to walgreens
Edit: also amazon rechareable batteries are also eneloops just rebranded and might be last gen
I am nit sure if this charger does Aa and aaa, but bunch of eneloop batteries (best batteries you can get) and a charger is one of best investments I made, and I got it as my first purchase trough prime now app same day delivery to get $20 off first purchase of $50 bucks, so I got 16 Aa 14 aaa couple of converters and a smart charger for like 30 bucks.these and couple extra packs of batteries
Edit it does charge both aaa and aa and it's 2 individual chanels which is great for this price, as far as getting more batteries eneloop are best and Amazon branded ones are basically eneloop last gen rebranded which you can find on sale.
Okay I will save you all future battery troubles. Get eneloop power pack you should not have to worry about rechargeable batteries for some time. They are the most reliable longest lasting rechargeable even after prolonged recharges. Furthermore the battery charger is the best charger each of the four charge parts individually charge each battery and indicate if it is done so you don't have to charge in pairs and the charger will shut off exactly when it needs to which prolongs your battery life even more. I researched this a while ago and haven't worried about batteries since. You can waist time and money on other schemes of powering your various devices or you can just buy the pack and be set.
Man, I promise you won't regret getting this.
I started with that, and over the years have gotten about 30-40 batteries. I haven't bought a battery in a few years now, and I use them for every single remote, controller, etc. The only batteries I have to buy are 9v for smoke detectors. Eneloops last as long or longer than regular disposables, charge fast, and last for 2000+ charge cycles. They also keep something like 80% of their charge after a year, so you can keep them charged and waiting.
I go through more than $100 worth of batteries in a year. Just picked this up. Save money and the planet.
Most of course will be AA and AAA. However, you will be surprised by the amount of items that take C and D size batteries. Back a few years ago I bought the eneloop rechargable batteries from Costco and they were a bunch of AA and AAA, but they had these spacers that you would slide the AA batteries into so that they would be the form factor of a C or D battery. Those are awesome and works great. Here's the link on Amazon for the pack I got [link]
I'm sure you could buy more of the spacers for them.
As another poster said, these are usually $30. They go for $40 on Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/Panasonic-KJ17MCC82A-eneloop-Adapters-Individual/dp/B00JHKSLSW
I've been using Eneloops for a few years based off of Wirecutter's recommendation and they're great.
If you need to add a few more into the rotation like I did recently, though, Wirecutter's new top pick is actually the AmazonBasics one. I gave it a try and haven't noticed any issues with them so far and they're a few bucks cheaper, so it seems like whoever makes the product they slapping their label on actually knows what they're doing.
(Eneloop's charger is still their top recommendation, though, for anyone interested, and the case that comes bundled with the Eneloop starter kit is pretty nice for keeping everything organized.)
I originally bought the 2013 equivalent of this.
However, I thought I had an issue with my charger recently so I upgraded to this.
Turns out my original charger never had an issue and it was just that all of my Eneloop Pro batteries went bad.
Just get yourself a starter kit and you’ll be fine.
I recommend Eneloop rechargeable batteries. Also, give a kit with the AA to C and AA to D converters.
I believe you can use it wired just fine.
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As for futzing around with batteries... just pick up some enloops and a charger and you'll be good to go for all your remotes and random devices in your house. This kit here has everything you need at a pretty decent price. If you haven't tried rechargeable batteries in a while, the tech has come a long way. The old ones would discharge very quickly when not in use and the new ones will hold their charge for years.
No, you need to use a charger with them. Here's a small pack that includes a charger. They are fantastic. I've slowly gone through and completely replaced all batteries in my house with them and just always have 4 sitting charged in the charger ready to swap out. They really are great.