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Play & charge kit help...

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by DanTheMan, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. DanTheMan


    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,387

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Well after buying a play and charge kit I didn't seem to get any instructions with it. :(

    Anyway, how do you know when the battery is charged? Is it when the light turns to green on the kit?

    Also, where can you see how much battery you have left? I've got a small icon that looks like a battery when I bring up the dashboard in games but it never seems to move, even after 12hrs of play?
  2. Thesnipergecko


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,250

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    The light turns green on the unit, also you can turn your xbox off and leave your controller on charge.

    Press your xbox guide button and look in the top left, theres a small battery indicator, i wouldnt beleive it though.

    Paul ...
  3. Nismo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,549

    Location: UK

    The battery gauge in the dash is horrendously unreliable, as a rule of thumb I tend to get around 3 weeks worth of gaming from a fully charged battery pack, thats with the console on for at least a couple of hours every day.

    P'n'C manual is on here...


    ...not that theres anything to it anyway.

    Dosnt even tell you about being able to charge with the console off IIRC.

    Also just to note, the fans in the console will still spin when you charge the pad with the console 'off', just in case you thought something might be wrong.

    Oh, and I think the console has to be on when you first start charging the battery pack.

    Thats all :)
    Last edited: 28 Mar 2006
  4. DanTheMan


    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,387

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Thanks alot :).
  5. Memphis


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,204

    Location: Inverness

    And just another wee tip:- You can charge from any USB socket on any device (your PC, a laptop, even a printer with USB connection for a digicam).
  6. CocoPops


    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,071

    Location: Thatcham, UK

    My P&C battery pack doesn't fit as well as the original 2xAA battery pack for some reason, it doesn't clip in fully.
  7. FeFiDoh


    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 7,595

    Location: Swindon

    mine dont either its almost fallen out once. You can tell when ya thing needs charging as the controller starts to go a wee bit crazy.