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#1 +Audioboxer

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 16:10

Just noticed this thanks to a comment on GAF, they are on Ebay. Picked up two for around £8 for my controllers.

 

Look easy to replace - https://www.ifixit.c...placement/22074

 

Will report back on my findings.




#2 DeltaXray

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 17:04

Nice one, replacement looks easy. Let us know how it goes. Just hope they are good quality so don't catch fire or something.

I'm am still baffled as to why Sony included such abysmal batteries in the DS4 :/

#3 trooper11

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:28

Nice find, let us know if it works out Audioboxer. I will pick these up immediately if they work.

The battery life for these controllers leaves a lot to be desired.

#4 68k

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:07

I'd leave the rear case off during the first charge just in case the batteries are of poor quality and swell (there's good Chinese batteries, and bad ones). If they do (swell), remove them immediately and get place them outdoors for a while to cool.



#5 Vandalsquad

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 15:12

Just need the ability to disable the light bar already. Let us know if you have any success over an extended period.

 

I won't be wasting my time with 3rd party batteries. My GoPro, Digital Camera, Galaxies.. All have double capacity unoffical spares and after a few good uses they turn to trash even with the increase in mAh. The GoPro being the worst offender. Cheap ones, more expensive ones. I've found them all never to last. And the constant recharging DS4 controllers need doesn't highten my faith.



#6 OP +Audioboxer

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 15:16

Just need the ability to disable the light bar already. Let us know if you have any success over an extended period.

I won't be wasting my time with 3rd party batteries. My GoPro, Digital Camera, Galaxies.. All have double capacity unoffical spares and after a few good uses they turn to trash even with the increase in mAh. The GoPro being the worst offender. Cheap ones, more expensive ones. I've found them all never to last. And the constant recharging DS4 controllers need doesn't highten my faith.


If you don't mind opening the controller you can unplug the lightbar cable.

#7 Lamp0

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 15:34

Just need the ability to disable the light bar already. Let us know if you have any success over an extended period.

 

Why do people think that disabling the lightbar is going to give you a ton more battery? It's not. Turning down the lightbar to dim gives a good hour & a half, turning it off is barely going give you 30 minutes on top of that.

 

If your really want more battery time turn off the rumble.



#8 Excelsis

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 16:11

Why do people think that disabling the lightbar is going to give you a ton more battery? It's not. Turning down the lightbar to dim gives a good hour & a half, turning it off is barely going give you 30 minutes on top of that.

 

If your really want more battery time turn off the rumble.

On PC with the Xinput wrapper driver you can disable the lightbar and I remember people saying it gives the DS4 about the same battery life as a DS3, if not a little more.



#9 DeltaXray

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 17:59

Why do people think that disabling the lightbar is going to give you a ton more battery? It's not. Turning down the lightbar to dim gives a good hour & a half, turning it off is barely going give you 30 minutes on top of that.

If your really want more battery time turn off the rumble.


Your math makes no sense. 'Dim' is 50% brightness, so if reducing output by 50% gives an hour an a half it is reasonable to expect reducing it to 0 would double that...

#10 Vandalsquad

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:49

If you don't mind opening the controller you can unplug the lightbar cable.

 

I would rather it just disable when not in use or charging etc.

 

Why do people think that disabling the lightbar is going to give you a ton more battery? It's not. Turning down the lightbar to dim gives a good hour & a half, turning it off is barely going give you 30 minutes on top of that.

 

If your really want more battery time turn off the rumble.

 

I think tests have been done showing how much longer the controller lasts on neogaf, Doubling it or more if I remember correctly. 



#11 compl3x

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:21

idk if I'd risk putting El Cheapo batteries in my PS4 controller.



#12 HawkMan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:40

I'd leave the rear case off during the first charge just in case the batteries are of poor quality and swell (there's good Chinese batteries, and bad ones). If they do (swell), remove them immediately and get place them outdoors for a while to cool.

 

Just look at the C rating for charging on them. either way unless the batteries are broken they won't swell. since it charges over USB, and well it's rather impossible for a USB charger to deliver enough power to go over a 1C rating on 2000mah battery ;)



#13 Lamp0

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 17:21

On PC with the Xinput wrapper driver you can disable the lightbar and I remember people saying it gives the DS4 about the same battery life as a DS3, if not a little more.

 

I think tests have been done showing how much longer the controller lasts on neogaf, Doubling it or more if I remember correctly. 

 

I can't imagine the lightbar draining that much battery.

 

 

Your math makes no sense. 'Dim' is 50% brightness, so if reducing output by 50% gives an hour an a half it is reasonable to expect reducing it to 0 would double that...

 

But their are 3 settings Bright, Meduim then Dim. According to tests, dropping from Bright to Meduim gives 50 minutes extra life, going to down Dim gives another 30 minutes. Dim is probably about 20% brightness.



#14 Aergan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 17:52

Looks very similar to the battery replacement method for the DS3.



#15 dead.cell

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 17:53

On PC with the Xinput wrapper driver you can disable the lightbar and I remember people saying it gives the DS4 about the same battery life as a DS3, if not a little more.

That's pretty cool, I might pick one up for my PC then. Was undecided on whether I'd want a PS4 or XBO controller. The PS4 controller really feels a lot better, despite my past preference of a 360 over the PS3 controller.

 

I'll have to look into this.