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11/15/09 12:41 A

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Thanks for the product review. there are a lot of add ons for wii and it is hard to know which one are good.

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11/14/09 2:32 P

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That"s the battery that I bought, and was hoping for it to work as you have described. I was thinking that maybe my problem with it was due to not letting it get fully charged before I used it, but it was plugged into the outlet directly, so it should have worked. It actually gave my weight at least 25 pounds light, putting me into the "underweight" category on the Fit. I wonder why it works for some and not for others. I'll just stick with the alkaline batteries for now, I guess, or get the other kind of rechargeable batteries that someone mentioned here.

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11/14/09 10:30 A

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Peggy, mine is the NYCO Energy pak
We started out using the batteries and soon afterward switched to the rechargeable battery pack and didn't see any difference.
our only complaint is that the light that flashes when it needs recharging soon is hard to see unless your on floor level. If we don't notice it flashing and recharge or plug in the cable it will die suddenly. but we can plug it in and continue using the board and not have to wait for it to recharge.

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11/14/09 9:17 A

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I have never had the rechargeable pack work right. When we tried to use them we all suddenly lost 30% of our body weight! Never could get the board to read right after they were in so we went back to regular batteries.

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11/14/09 1:33 A

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Thanks so much for the heads up!


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11/12/09 11:15 P

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Thanks for the notice, CALLICROWE. I'll keep buying those Sam's multipacks for now.

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11/12/09 10:53 P

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Mary, what kind of pack did you get for your balance board? I have them for my Wiimotes and have never had a problem, but the one I got for the balance board just didn't work. I see that there are different brands, so I just wondered what you had.

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11/12/09 10:10 P

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I bought the rechargable battery packs for my balance board and remotes too and have not had a problem with them.

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11/12/09 7:49 P

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11/12/09 7:14 P

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11/12/09 3:15 P

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I've had my Wii and balance board for such a long time that I've gone through many Sam's Club multipacks of batteries. Then I discovered the rechargeable battery packs for the remotes and the board. They were definitely great inventions.

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11/12/09 12:51 P

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Thanks - I have had such good luck with my batteries lasting a long time. I was just thinking about replacing them with regular rechargeable batteries that I would use in other stuff, but maybe now I wont

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11/12/09 12:34 P

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Thanks for the post, I was considering picking up the rechargeable pack. Now I know better. emoticon

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11/12/09 12:31 P

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I posted this on another Wii team message board, but thought it might be of interest to someone here as well. I bought one of the rechargeable battery packs for my balance board when my regular batteries wore out. I thought it would save me money in the long run, but it turns out that they didn't work as expected. I ran into problems the first time I weighed in... it was underestimating my weight by more than 25 pounds! I happened to think to look on Amazon to see if this item had any customer reviews, and it turns out many people have had problems with them. It sounds like it's possible that they could even damage your board. So, beware of using them. Check out Amazon.com for reviews if you are considering buying them. I had bought mine locally and was able to return them, but some have not been so fortunate.

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