Nintendo 3DS XL Handheld Game System User Manual

Basic Operations
Basic Operations
Logo faces up
Swing prongs out
Recharge LED will
light up
Charging the Battery Pack
Charging the Battery Pack
Be sure to charge the battery pack before using it for the rst time or when it has not been used in the last
six months.
Do not use the Nintendo 3DS AC adapter or charging cradle during a lightning storm.
There may be a risk of electric shock from lightning.
IMPORTANT: The Nintendo 3DS AC adapter, Model No. WAP-002(USA), is for use only with the Nintendo 3DS XL,
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi, and Nintendo DSi XL portable video game systems. It is not compatible with any other
Nintendo system. Do not use the AC adapter with voltage transformers, dimmer switches, or any other equipment.
It is only for use in a standard 120-volt AC wall outlet.
Battery information
Battery recharge time is approximately 3 1/2 hours
It takes about 3 1/2 hours to charge the battery pack with the power o, although this will vary depending on the
remaining charge when you begin to recharge the battery. You can use the system while the battery is charging, but
this will increase the recharging time.
Optimal charging temperature is between 40º and 95º Fahrenheit (5-35º Celsius)
Ambient temperature above or below these temperatures may permanently decrease the life of the battery pack and
adversely aect the ability of the battery to charge.
The battery pack can be recharged approximately 500 times
Battery life will decrease over time. After 500 recharges, battery life may be only 70% of the battery life when new.
If usage time gets very short, replace the battery pack
Battery packs become worn with repeated charge/discharge cycles, and the amount of time they can be used when
fully charged will decrease gradually over time. If you feel the usage time has dropped o noticeably, replace the
battery (see page 84).
Charging the Battery Pack
Battery charging procedure using AC adapter
Insert the DC plug from the AC adapter into the AC adapter connector on the back of the Nintendo 3DS XL. Be sure to
insert it straight into the connector.
IMPORTANT: Be sure the DC connector plug is facing in the correct direction before inserting into the
connector to avoid damaging either the plug or connector.
Swing the prongs out of the AC adapter
and insert into a standard 120-volt AC wall outlet
. The recharge LED will
light, indicating the system is charging. When fully charged, the recharge LED will go out.
IMPORTANT: The AC adapter should be correctly oriented in a vertical or oor-mounted position. The cord
should always face downward.
When charging is complete...
Remove the AC adapter from the wall outlet and fold the prongs back into the housing.
IMPORTANT: When disconnecting any plugs from the Nintendo 3DS XL or wall outlet, carefully pull by the plug
itself rather than by the cord.
NOTE: If you play a game while the system is recharging, the recharge LED may not always turn o once charging
has completed.
Keeping your system charged using the Nintendo 3DS XL
charging cradle (sold separately).
When not in use, you can keep the system in the charging cradle so it stays
fully charged. This accessory may be ordered through Nintendo’s website at (USA/Canada only) or by calling Customer Service at
1-800-255-3700. (See page 21 for more information on battery endurance.)