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Anyone know the specs/make/model of the battery in the Retron 5 Controller?

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#1 mightygus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:50 PM

Sort of a weird question, but does anyone happen to know the specs and make/model of the battery in the Hyperkin Retron 5 Controller? The reason I'm asking is 2 fold. A friend donated a controller which had a busted battery (which he conveniently threw out...clever I know) and I'm looking to get a replacement battery. Also, I have a Retron 5 system coming from the US as a Christmas gift and of course Australia post won't let me get the thing shipped without a Material Safety Data Sheet.


I would appreciate even just a pic of the thing with some code numbers to start investigating, but if anyone knows more about it than that, the info would be much appreciated.
Thanks 

 

(ps I know people hate the controller, but I actually quite like the stick)

 

(pps... this pic is my only lead, found on another forum... green is possibly the battery.... credit to Ellie Doodle on Element14 for the pic)


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#2 RainbowCemetery ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:40 AM

i pulled one of them greenbeans out of a lowgrade ps3 knockoff controller and it didn't have any markings on it at all, so i guess don't feel too bad about it being thrown away. it might've been useful to clip that lil connector off of it though.

 

i'd guess what you're looking for is a 3.7v lipo 1200mah or better, getting one that'll fit in there will be the trick. never had a retron5 controller before so maybe someone that knows better could tell you something more useful.



#3 mightygus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:25 AM

i pulled one of them greenbeans out of a lowgrade ps3 knockoff controller and it didn't have any markings on it at all, so i guess don't feel too bad about it being thrown away. it might've been useful to clip that lil connector off of it though.

 

i'd guess what you're looking for is a 3.7v lipo 1200mah or better, getting one that'll fit in there will be the trick. never had a retron5 controller before so maybe someone that knows better could tell you something more useful.

Thanks mate, thats some good info already...appreciate it:)



#4 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:30 AM

Man, if I still had a Retron5 I'd crack open the controller and check. Unfortunately, I do not. Best of luck on the search though!



#5 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:21 PM

i pulled one of them greenbeans out of a lowgrade ps3 knockoff controller and it didn't have any markings on it at all, so i guess don't feel too bad about it being thrown away. it might've been useful to clip that lil connector off of it though.

 

i'd guess what you're looking for is a 3.7v lipo 1200mah or better, getting one that'll fit in there will be the trick. never had a retron5 controller before so maybe someone that knows better could tell you something more useful.

 

Your specs sound about right.



#6 mightygus OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:15 PM

Well, for the completest in me I cracked open the controller that just arrived, and of course the battery is one of those generic lumps like the green one above. 

 

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Going to leave this here in case anyone else is interested.

3.7v 2000mah did the trick in the end. I actually used a Nintendo DS battery :) 







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