Quick question - buying DS in the states?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by holden, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. holden

    holden
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Ratings:
    +12
    Hi

    I'm currently staying in the states for a few weeks, and im seriously considering buying the DSlite (@ $129.00 I'd be a fool not to). However i'm worried that I will not be able to charge the battery back home.

    Has anyone purchased one in the sates, or does any one know if it is OK to charge a US DS in the UK? Do I need to buy a seperate battery charger, or can I chrage it with a USB via the computer.

    I appreciate any advice you guys can offer.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kazman

    Kazman
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    5,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ratings:
    +142
    If all else fails, Maplins can be your best friend as they sell good value step down transformers you can use. :)

    I'm not sure if the charger is an auto switching dual voltage jobbie.
     
  3. Soundwave

    Soundwave
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    7,428
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Basildon, Essex
    Ratings:
    +2,460
    I'm sure there is a USB charger available which might be your best bet other than that you can get the chargers from Game for not alot of money now.

    Neil
     
  4. samwiseadams

    samwiseadams
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    256
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +21
    If you buy a UK ds lite charger when you return it will work fine on the us ds lite - my wife used to have a us ds original and used a uk charger on that and now has a japanese ds lite and uses my uk ds lite charger on that, no problems at all. Hope that makes sense!
     
  5. David Mackenzie

    David Mackenzie
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Ratings:
    +1,312
    Yeah, just buy a UK charger - it works perfectly.
     
  6. bbdivo

    bbdivo
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    418
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +27
    They are not that expensive either, Lik-sang will ship them from their european warehouse, I think they are under a fiver.
     
  7. holden

    holden
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Ratings:
    +12
    Thanks guys, very helpfull advice - Im on my way to Best Buy now!:)
    Can you recomnded a couple of good games to start with??
     
  8. Conn

    Conn
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,075
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Ratings:
    +170

Share This Page

Loading...