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  1. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . .

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    Most people use these cells. They're high quality and work really well as long as you buy them from Panasonic and not China. You will need a protection circuit with them to keep them from dying early or exploding and destroying hours of your hard work.
     
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    I thought that the protection circuits that come with the are okay if you wire in parallel?

    This guy on top (sorry for poor quality)

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  3. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . .

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    The cells I linked don't come with a protection circuit, so you'd have to get your own for ~$10. If you do buy protected cells, just make sure that the protection module covers all of them. Don't wire individually protected cells together, because that will cause problems!
     
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    Ah okay. I think the batteries I got come with a protection circuit. Whenever ive had a short in my board, they shut off and I need to plug them in to reset the circuit.

    I did email bacteria directly and asked him about this at one point. he said it was cool to wire in parallel and he actually wires two protection circuits in parallel (the ones on the camcorder batteries) on his into64 (thats the popular orange one all over the internet)

    That being said, you have a really good point. It kinda sketchy wiring two protection circuits in parallel...
    Ill probably heed your warning and take them off and wire up my own protection circuit ;)

    also, your link doesnt work.. lol

    I noticed a lot of people using 2x 3.7v 5000mah batteries for their portables.. it seems like those would be a better option than the camcorder lion batteries because of the extended life? no?
     
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  5. Matthew Formally known as Chaos Staff Member . .

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    I have a link for the go to batteries for N64 that are 2 x 3.7v 5000mah but it's on my work computer. I can send it to you later today. :)
     
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  6. Kevin Price .

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    Thank you very much!
     
  7. Matthew Formally known as Chaos Staff Member . .

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    Here ya go!

    Forgot to mention that you will definitely need a protection circuit with this, but they are definitely not $10 unless you are buying in bulk. The BOM has some but iirc they ship from china which can take a while. Otherwise, you could do amazon or you could just follow this guide.
     
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  8. Noah The Manager Staff Member . . .

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    Can attest, these are the best. They'll power a portable 64 for around 5 hours.
     
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  9. fibbef Wizardry V Completer .

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    Now, just because I did something doesn't mean it's a good idea. But for the record, neither me nor my batteries are dead yet.
     
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  10. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . .

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    The price is okay, but the Panasonic cells from the BOM are 3400mAh. You'd be sacrificing almost a third of the possible battery life for a few dollars saved.
     
  11. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . .

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    Both I would assume. The oldies use them nearly exclusively because they work well and hold the charge they claim to.
     
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    Just got my speakers and audio amp

    problem is I have no idea how to wire up these speakers.. Can someone help me out?

    Theres no marks indicating + or - so im not sure where to put that.. and there are 4 solder points so that confusing to me as well

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  13. GingerOfOz no wario Staff Member . .

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    I'd look up the datasheet for them. We can make guesses, but you're better off finding the information yoirself. Usually the place that you bought them from will have a datasheet in the description.
     
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    The four solder points, are only two.
    Ask the seller for which is witch
     
  15. Stitches 2 and a Half Dollarydoos Staff Member . .

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    The two outermost pads are positive and negative. Orientation doesn't matter, so you can just wire it.
     
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    Thanks for all the answers guys, its really informative! Ill wire them up and see if they work.

    Another question:

    How can I secure my heatsinks to the CPU? they fall off with thermal paste on them...
    Can I use hotglue? 2 part epoxy?

    thanks!!
     
  17. Matthew Formally known as Chaos Staff Member . .

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    I just used regular super glue. It's maybe not the best but it works like a charm. Don't use Hotglue because that will become a mess and won't hold at all.
     
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    There are two methods I know of.

    First is double sided thermal tape, which works exactly as its name implies. Roll it out, snip, stick, stick done.

    The second is called Thermal Adhesive. It works like Thermal Paste, but it's a two part epoxy. Once it sets, it generally has better heat transferal than regular thermal paste. The downside is it's a molecular bond, so the sinks can almost never be separated from the chip's plate once it cures. Just be aware that some "Thermal Adhesive" listings are really just regular paste, so if you go that route be sure to double check with the seller that it's the epoxy kind.
     
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    That’s great information! I would love to read through a nice battery thread with some more information like this. As a noob to this whole thing it’s easy to take something someone said (like the info in the BOM) as gospel. It’s much better to get some solid evidence on why a certain part is good to get. What are the LG batteries you’re referencing that I can look into?
     
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    Hello, this is a dumb question, but I've been trying to figure this out for a while.

    What kind of wire would you use for relocating the cartridge slot?
    I previously tried some 30awg wire, but the wire I got is too stiff, so I can't move the slot around that much, otherwise it falls off easily.
    Some people used wire that looks very flexible, but I can't seem to find the right wire.


    If someone has a link to some, please post it.

    Thanks,

    gamemasterlink
     
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