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FunnyPlaying GBA USB-C Battery Mod and Cover

Retro Gaming Parts

Regular price $6.00

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GBA LI-ION Rechargeable Battery USB-C Mod & Battery Cover

Options:

  • Buy the battery mod on its own
  • Battery cover on its own 
  • Both items together

Drop in GBA battery mod! This USB-C rechargeable battery pack does not need soldering.

  • Upgrade your GBA easily to the Type-C rechargeable battery pack.
  • 14 hour standby with ITA kit 5-level brightness and original cartridge.
  • The battery pack supports charging and playing. Type-C to Type-C and Type-A to Type-C charging power supply is also supported.

This is the perfect solution for upgrading your Game Boy Advance alongside an IPS screen upgrade.

What is included;

  • 1x USB-C Module Board
  • 1x 1800mAH Battery
  • 1x Cooling Copper
  • 1x USB-C Battery Cover(Choice of colours to match laminated GBA shells)

Whats not included;

Notes;

Be sure to remove left side battery springs, as shown in image.

1. The board and battery is designed to fit perfectly into the IPS (V2 or V3) or Laminated GBA shells. If you have an original or old style non IPS shell then some shell trimming will be required.
If using the original shell, do not force the battery to fit in the Game Boy Advance battery compartment. Trim more plastic away from the shell until you guarantee a good fit.  Along with a small hole for the USB-C lead in the battery cover.

2. Risk of fire if you attempt to unsafely charge or use a battery that has been punctured/damaged. Never use a screwdriver or other metal tool to "lever" the battery in or out of the shell.

 

Customer Reviews

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S.B.
Description: Works as intended, Easy to install
Other: What's the purpose of the copper square? Is it really supposed to go on top of the battery charge instructions?
Ideal for the NEW IPS kit and shell

If you buy the GBA Laminated 3 inch IPS screen kit with the laminated-IPS-ready GBA shell, then this USB battery should definitely be on your shopping list. I assembled the 'NEW' Funnyplaying GBA screen kit and proceeded to use IKEA rechargeable AAs as before, but noticed that the battery warning light would come on almost straight away, especially with screen on bright. Perhaps the low-voltage threshold is reached quicker with the laminated mod. The USB battery seems to have solved this. Oh, and it fits like a glove in the IPS-ready shell. No cutting or trimming required.
For comparison, I have another GBA with an earlier non-laminated IPS screen running the IKEA rechargeables which doesn't suffer the same low voltage issue, and lasts for ages on the AAs.
Get a clear or frosted battery cover so you can see the charge status lights without taking off the battery cover. The PCB looks great - put it on show!
I'm not sure why the heatsink must be applied over the battery charge lights guide on the PCB. Was it an afterthought?

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Derek

Love the USB C charging, it's just a bit of a shame there's no little hole in the front of the battery cover to see the charge. Only way to see if it's charging and what the charge is at is if you remove the battery cover. Other than that it's fantastic and does its job

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JR
Description: Value for money, Works as intended, Easy to install
Game Changer

$65 as of my purchase is a very cheap price given how expensive battery packs are nowadays and is an easy recommendation by me. Easy installation and works great, I bought a GBA IPS screen kit and purple laminated shell as well and with everything connected I feel the battery lasted all day. also doesn't take long to fully charge back up so you'll be gaming more.

Installation is pretty straightforward but I reckon it needs a little installation note like.
1) remove left side battery prongs from GBA shell.
2) install battery into GBA.
3) connect battery to USB-C module board.
4) remove cooling copper tape from bottom and install on USB-C module board.
5) put on back cover.

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Kevin Duong
Description: Value for money, Works as intended, Easy to install, Required instructions

Working as intended so far, fits quite snug into battery compartment

Was a bit confused on how to install it for the first time but it's pretty straightforward