Play & Charge Kit?

08 Oct


Think of it this way, a good set of batteries like energizer or what have you are like 5-7 dollars or equivalent depending on what country you are in. So let’s just say that since you got your 360, you bought a four pack of batteries at least ten times. So lets do that math and take the middle number:

  • 6 + Suffolk , Long Island tax = 6.52 X 10 = 65.20
  • The charge kit is 19.99 which comes with a battery pack and you can get an additional pack for 11.99
  • So, 19.99 + 11.99 = 31.98 + Suffolk , Long Island tax = 34.74

So purchasing batteries ten times is a little over double for 1 play and charge kit (which comes with a pack) and an extra pack for the second controller. Are you convinced yet?

One thing to keep in mind also if you’re debating to get this kit is that you can charge it while they system is on (and you’re playing) and while the system if off. The 360 doesn’t have to be on for this to work. A full charged pack gives you 30 hours of game play with ease. The packs are Nickel Metal Hydride batteries and here is some information on that:

A nickel-metal hydride battery, abbreviated NiMH, is a type of rechargeable battery similar to a nickel-cadmium (NiCd) battery but has a hydrogen-absorbing alloy for the anode instead of cadmium. Like in NiCd batteries, nickel is the cathode. A NiMH battery can have two to three times the capacity of an equivalent size NiCd and the memory effect is not as significant. However, compared to the lithium-ion battery, the volumetric energy density is lower and self-discharge is higher. Common penlight-size (AA) batteries have nominal capacities C ranging from 1100 mA·h to 2700 mA·h at 1.2 V, usually rated at 0.2×C rate. Useful discharge capacity is an inverse function of the discharge rate, but up to around 1×C rate, there is no significant difference. The specific energy density for NiMH material is approximately 70 W·h/kg (250 kJ/kg), with a volumetric energy density of about 300 W·h/L (360 MJ/m³).

Alrighty, don’t ask me what the last paragraph meant but it meant something to somebody. At any rate when the battery gets to half the ring of light on the controller(s) spins to give you the heads up that you are running low. How cool is that? So if you have wireless controllers, this is a must unless you just want keep giving stores your money which would be considered illogical for what this little package offers you.

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Posted by on October 8, 2007 in Play & Charge Kit, XBOX 360


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