Remote Charging Stand (Wii)
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Second remote dock not charging?
Simply set the mode switch on the rear of the unit to the REMOTE position as clearly stated in the user manual. This will then activate both docking wells to charge
Remote Charging Dock not charging when in standby mode?
The docks can charge when your console can be fully powered or in standby mode, please refer to details clearly stated in the user manual.
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Top Customer Reviews
At an attractive price it appeared to be a useful solution to the battery hungry Wiimotes. However after a few weeks of use one of the controllers suffered a stroke and the blue lights became a dim and barely visible glimmer which has made the device listless and feeble.
Furthermore, as it only charged the devices when the Wii was powered up I found it necessary to remember to turn the Wii on and off for hours at a time when not in use just so there was enough power in the batteries.
It was a great relief to throw it out but very annoying to have to replace the £30+ Wiimote.
This episode caused me to review overall battery usage and my solution, which I humbly recommend, was to buy a healthy quantity of the latest technology NiMi batteries which arrive charged and will keep 90% of their energy within 6 months of charging. Together with a good quality charger which can accurately condition the batteries via independent charging circuits, I now have a box of ready to go cells which the children replace as required. In fact I use them for torches, cameras and whatever will take them because the energy retention is so good compared to standard rechargeables.
The products to search for are Sanyo "Eneloop" or Sony "CycleEnergy" whilst the better chargers (though pricey and a luxury which is probably not strictly necessary) are made by Maha or La Crosse.
Well guess what, one of my wii remotes has gone completly dead (doesn't work with any kind of batteries). Can't be absolutely certain this is down to the charger, but I am the third customer I can see who has had same problem. Is this a coincidence?
You will need to decide, just thought you should have the information.
When it was working the charger was actually very good. If you can afford multiple wii remotes @ £30 a go then buy it!
UPDATE - Anyone who has a dead remote should call Nintendo Customer Support on 0870 6060247. Sent mine for repair and got it back within a week or so. Still using charger and remote working fine so far...... will let you know if this one dies again!
The dock is attached to the Wii itself replacing the grey stand that the wii offers with a White identical one with blue lights around adding a very sophisticated look.
No extra power mains socket is required as the dock plugs in via USB cable to the back of the Wii.
Charging is simple by just inserting the remote into the dock space and a red LED light shows charging in process. The blue lights around the Wii itself and the remote dock spaces can be turned on or off when charging meaning the glow can be turned off if required.
The dock can charge both remotes at the same time however if you want to charge AA batteries in the space at the back of the machine, you cannot use the second Wii Remote Charging space. This means that charging options consist of:
1st Wii Remote Space + 2nd Wii Remote Space
1st Wii Remote Space + AA Battery Charger at Rear of Dock
AAA Ni-Mh Rechargable batteries are required and an earlier post says 1800 mAh are best however these are hard to find. Having bought 1000 mAh AAA batteries, these are working perfectly with no issues.
In terms of charging wise:
The 700 mAh batteries take 2.4 hrs to charge with one remote or 4.5hrs with two remotes charging at the same time
The 800 mAh batteris take 2.7 hrs to charge with one remote or 5.1 hrs with two remotes charging at the same time
The 900 mAh batteris take 3.0 hrs to charge with one remote or 5.7 hrs with two remotes charging at the same time
The 1000 mAh batteris take 3.3 hrs to charge with one remote or 6.Read more ›
As you may or may not know, this unit 'replaces' the official Nintendo Stand and provides a brand new all-in-one housing for your precious Wii. The other half of the housing contains 2 x Wii remote charging slots and a charging bay behind these that charges AA batteries. It also has a button that allows you to switch on/off the blue lighting that surrounds the Wii and the Wii remote slots.
The package also contains 2 x replacement Wii remote battery covers that house the AAA size of battery, yes AAA. So invest in some decent AAA NiMH rechargeables, minimum 1800 mAh and you'll be laughing.
I however, plodded on and bought some rechargeable AA batteries without knowing but folks.....every cloud has a silver lining. I now use the rear AA rechargeable battery bay to charge my AA batteries for my other audio visual remotes and its turned out just fine. After 2-3 months of use, its a real bonus for me and would be for anyone that has a sky remote for example.
Couple of other points.
It looks the business.....in an official Nintendo-type way, although there is a review here that says one of the Wii remote packs/bays stopped working which might indicate some build issues. But hey, treat anything with respect and it should be fine. I'm sure Amazon will adhere to their returns policies and replace, I've no complaints so far.
Its also very functional and easy to live with, slots in nicely to your set-up and makes great use of the USB port.
Lastly, the lights are out......the next Twilight Princess dungeon has eaten your evening away and its time for bed.
But, I always end up staring at the hypnotic blue aura for 2 or so minutes before I go. Its irresistible that blue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick delivery totally satisfied with product and service. ThanksPublished 18 days ago by Peter Savage
The only drawback with this product is you have to remove the motion sensors from the base of the controllers, and to do this, you have to remove the rubber anti shock covers... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Phoenix Nights
This time was not as illustrated. What should have been illustrated was the charging unit only, with the battery cover missing (which was never supplied) and the parts to clip ion... Read morePublished 17 months ago by davidhasforsale