Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Charging the Battery

Do not use the Nintendo DSi AC Adapter during a lightning storm.
There may be a risk of electric shock from lightning.

Important Battery Guidelines:

  • Do not remove the battery from the Nintendo DSi unless it needs to be replaced.
  • Do not use any battery other than the Nintendo DSi rechargeable battery, Model No. TWL-003. please check with your local retailer that sells Nintendo products.
  • When recharging the battery, use ONLY the included AC Adapter, Model No. WAP-002(USA).
  • If you need to dispose of the battery, follow the guidelines found here.
  • If liquid comes into contact with the battery, do not reuse it. Call Nintendo Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700 for further instructions.

Special notes about the battery:

  • Be sure to completely charge the battery before using the system for the first time or when it has not been used in the last 6 months.
  • Battery recharge time is approximately 2 - 1/2 hours, although this will vary depending on the remaining charge when you begin to recharge the battery.
  • The battery can be fully re-charged at least 500 times, but after long-term use the battery performance will begin to decline.


How to charge the battery:

  1. Insert the small end of the adapter into the AC Adapter Connector (labeled 4.6V IN) on the back of the Nintendo DSi. Be sure to insert it straight into the connector. (The side with the logo should be facing up.)
  2. Swing the prongs on the AC adapter until they lock into place, then insert it into a standard (120 volt) outlet. The plug should be mounted vertically or on a floor outlet (such as a power strip).
  3. Once the adapter is properly inserted, the unit will begin to charge (the recharge indicator LED will light up orange).

    • If the orange indicator LED is not lit, make sure the AC Adapter is connected properly to both the system and the outlet by using the instructions above. If the orange LED still does not light up, the unit may already be fully charged. If you know the battery is not fully charged but the orange LED is still not lit when the system is plugged in, click here for troubleshooting.
    • If the orange indicator LED is blinking, there is a chance that the battery pack is not installed correctly. Click here for battery installation information.
  4. When fully charged, the orange LED will go out. Unplug the adapter from the wall (holding it by the plug and not the cord) before removing the connection from the Nintendo DSi.


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