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Which 360 controller charging system/kit are u guys using?
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I use the plug and play kit from Microsoft, works great.
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I use the plug and play kit from Microsoft, works great.

Same.

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I'm using a rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries. I got them from Lowe's. The charger holds 4 batteries and I have 4 more (2 each) in my controllers. They last for several days up to two weeks depending on how often you play and when they get low I switch them out with a pair that's fully charged from the charger in about the time it takes to load a new map. The batteries can always be used for something else and it's cheaper this way, especially if you have more then 2 controllers and need to have charged batteries ready to go at all times.
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I used the plug and play kit for a while but got the quick charge kit from Buy.com during the $20 off google checkout period.

I like using the Quick charge kit now--this way the fan on the 360 doesn't stay on when I'm not using it. I hope this wil extend the life of my 360.

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I like using the Quick charge kit now--

Same here.

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quick charge kit for me. N+1 batteries where N = # of controllers
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Quick Charge MS kit plugged into my HTPC for me. Its always on anyway, and with the HTPC i can get the light to turn green meaning fully charged, where when its plugged into the 360, it never turns green for me, just constantly red.
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I got the plug and play kit. When I need to charge it, I can just plug it into my laptop which is about a foot away from me. So I can still play wirelessly while the battery is charging.
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Do NOT buy the Nyko charge kit.

I had it and the first battery worked all right but the second one wouldn't even be acknowledged. Then I went online and saw scores and scores of problems with them.

I then went to buy the Microsoft charge station and an extra battery. I regret buying the extra battery because I've played it for hours and hours and still haven't been through the first one. I think I could stand to charge it up every once in a while instead of needing the instant gratification switch.

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I'm using a rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries. I got them from Lowe's. The charger holds 4 batteries and I have 4 more (2 each) in my controllers. They last for several days up to two weeks depending on how often you play and when they get low I switch them out with a pair that's fully charged from the charger in about the time it takes to load a new map. The batteries can always be used for something else and it's cheaper this way, especially if you have more then 2 controllers and need to have charged batteries ready to go at all times.

I do the same thing. I got my batteries and charger from BB.

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I just use rechargeable AA batteries. I have a bunch anyways and I don't see the point in paying more just for a proprietary overpriced battery pack.
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Plug and play here. I charge it on my desktop PC. Never on my xbox360. It already takes enough abuse from playing GOW. don't want to leave it on when it's not running.

On the same line, is it possible to use the xbox 360 controller on PC? I know that MS markets the wired controller for the PC. When I charge it on my desktop, the computer detects new hardware. I just don't have the drivers for it.
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On the same line, is it possible to use the xbox 360 controller on PC? I know that MS markets the wired controller for the PC. When I charge it on my desktop, the computer detects new hardware. I just don't have the drivers for it.

Yes, they have drivers on their site. Also, they make a receiver for the wireless one as well.
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Plug and play here. I charge it on my desktop PC. Never on my xbox360. It already takes enough abuse from playing GOW. don't want to leave it on when it's not running. ......

Just a note here, not sure if you know this or not, but you don't have to leave your xbox on to charge using the plug and play kit.

I just leave the plug part plugged into the xbox, and then when needed, just connect the controller to the charger plug and turn the xbox off. The xbox goes into a sleep type mode, where power is still coming into it for the charger part, but nothing else is powered. But then once the controller is at full charge, the power automatically shuts off and the xbox goes completely down. It works out very well.
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is it possible to use the xbox 360 controller on PC? I know that MS markets the wired controller for the PC. When I charge it on my desktop, the computer detects new hardware. I just don't have the drivers for it.

http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=802337

The Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver---set to ship 2/6/07 according to ebgames (not always a great source for release dates).

"Gamers can get the most out of current and future Xbox 360 wireless accessories with the new Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. By plugging the compact receiver into a USB 2.0 port on the PC, the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel can be used on a second platform."

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Stump, I believe there is always power going to the USB ports. My USB hard drive always recieves power from them.

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quick charge kit...but i end up charging it via my lapttop most of the time becuase it is closer and i dont' feel the cord is streched across the room...

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I use Sony brand 2500 mAh rechargeable AA's. They work great. They were cheaper than the proprietary options and I use them for my Wiimotes and digital camera as well.

They seem to last just as long as my old MS rechargeable battery did too.
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I use the Play & Charge Kit by Microsoft and the USB is plugged into my iPod wall charger, so if my Xbox 360 and my PC is off I can charge it on the wall. Mainly when I'm sleeping I charge it, so it's fresh the next day.
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Stump, I believe there is always power going to the USB ports. My USB hard drive always recieves power from them.


My guess is that if the xbox senses a load, it will leave power to the usb ports on. If it doesn't, it will shut power to the usb ports off. I noticed this trying to plug the play and charge in while the xbox was off, no charge light. If I power it up and then shut it off while the play and charge is attached, the light stays on.

I use both the play and charge kit and rechargeable AA's. I had the rechargable AA's first then my brother picked me up a play and charge kit from the MS employee store.
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My guess is that if the xbox senses a load, it will leave power to the usb ports on. If it doesn't, it will shut power to the usb ports off. I noticed this trying to plug the play and charge in while the xbox was off, no charge light. If I power it up and then shut it off while the play and charge is attached, the light stays on.

I use both the play and charge kit and rechargeable AA's. I had the rechargable AA's first then my brother picked me up a play and charge kit from the MS employee store.

The following quote is from the MS / xbox website:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/sy...ychargekit.htm

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Charge While You Rest
If you leave your wireless controller connected to the charge cable after turning off your console, the console will continue to charge the controller's battery pack while the charge cable light glows red and the console fans run.

Once the battery pack is fully charged, the charge cable light and fans will turn off.

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I use the Play and Charge. However, I have the cable plugged into my Motorola 3416 which is always on and use it to charge so the 360 doesn't have to stay on while charging.

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I bought Play and Charge kit because you can actually use the computer to charge the controllers up also.


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http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=802337

The Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver---set to ship 2/6/07 according to ebgames (not always a great source for release dates).

"Gamers can get the most out of current and future Xbox 360 wireless accessories with the new Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. By plugging the compact receiver into a USB 2.0 port on the PC, the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel can be used on a second platform."

Slightly OT, but this was planned to ship a few days after Xmas, but it got delayed. I'm dissappointed, because I really am looking foward to playing Trackmania with my wireless Xbox 360 controller.
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I use the Play & Charge kit. It works great for me. I got it included as a bonus when I bought my 360.
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Garbage. Please see my earlier post.

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Plug-n-play for a few months until the quick charge kit came out.

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