Li-po and Li-Ion battery for the Xbox 360 controller.

Make a Li-ion battery charging pack for your Xbox 360 controller.

A long time ago, hack a day did a breakdown on the rechargeable battery that you could buy for the Xbox 360 controller. There really wasn’t a whole lot inside as a lot of your circuit for charging is actually in the charge cable. The only thing that was in the Xbox rechargeable battery is 2 Ni-Mh batteries rated at around 2100mAh, a thermal sensor, and a circuit board which has a little EEprom chip that simply informed the Xbox what kind of battery was installed into it. In the spirit of the original hack posted by them. We will focus on working with replacing the battery cels in the Ni-Mh charger versus mutilating our Xbox controller.  Dead battery packs are very easy to find and often super cheap as people just want to get rid of them.

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Bad batteries from china’s UltraFire. 3500mAh

UltraFire 3500mAh batteries – Another china defective product.

Before rechargables like UltraFire batteries I used to use a lot of Alkaline batteries for my gaming at various parties. Espechally with how many controllers I would typically have in a session of gaming. I could easily go through a pack of 48 batteries in a weekend which it was getting insane. The purpose of rechargables is to cut down on all of that waste and money. It appears after getting these UltraFire batteries I not only pissed away money but they will be going in the garbage soon to add to the pile of battery waste out there! Continue reading for more.

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