How to make a DS charger

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How to make a DS charger
Mini-B USB cables are also known as Standard USB cables. (usb image by Bosko Martinovic from Fotolia.com)

If you've lost or damaged your Nintendo DS battery charger, you can make one using a Mini-B USB cable, the kind used by most digital cameras, and a USB-to-AC adaptor, the kind used to charge USB devices using a wall outlet. The port on the back of a Nintendo DS is about the same size and shape as a Mini-B USB port so this set-up will do in a pinch, but prolonged usage is not recommended.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mini-B USB cable
  • USB-to-AC adaptor

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the Mini-B USB cable to the USB-to-AC adaptor.

  2. 2

    Plug the small end of the Mini-B USB cable into the charger port on your DS. Because of the shape of the USB cable, you'll need to push a little harder than you would with your normal DS charger so use a bit of caution when doing this.

  3. 3

    Connect the USB-to-AC adaptor to a wall outlet. The Nintendo DS power indicator light will turn orange when charging.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use a Motorola mobile phone charger to charge your DS, too; the plug is the same shape as the small end of a Mini-B USB cable.

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