Wii U GamePad High Capacity Battery Installation and Test

I recently received my high-capacity battery for my Wii U GamePad. After unboxing it last week, I sat down to test the old battery, install the new battery, and test the new one. What did I find? Did the new high-capacity battery live up to what it claimed? Check out the video to find out.

My Test Results:
Built-In Battery: approx. 4 hours
High-Capacity Battery: approx. 7 hours

High-Capacity Battery Specs:
Battery Capacity: 2550mAh / 9.2 Wh
Battery Voltage: 3.6V

Installation requires a size 0 screwdriver (not included).

Price at the time of purchase: $32 + shipping/handling

Where I bought it:
Nintendo Online Store

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Opening scene by Alexandre Trottier
Explosion sound effect from SoundJay.com


About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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