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gamer87

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Is it better to buy a joystick that uses lithium battery or a joystick that uses AAA battery?

Lithium battery has recharge cycles after it dies and it is always difficult to find a new lithium battery compatible with the joystick

joystick that uses AAA battery this battery is easy to find but it leaks inside the joystick and corrodes the device
 

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It's better to buy a new joystick every time the battery is used up.

Just joking.

Get the best of both worlds: use rechargeable AA sized lithium batteries in your joystick. Thus you can swap them once they have reched their end of life. You can also have a second set of batteries at hand in case the ones being curently used suddenly fail. And you can remove them from the controller when not in use to avoid any corrosion.
 

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i have never seen joystick similar to PS2 that use AA battery most of them use 2 or 3 AAA battery I would like to buy a good wireless joystick on aliexpress but I have this doubt about the lithium battery or AAA battery I intend to use for games on a TV box. AA or AAA leak corrode lithium battery dificult found buy compatible
 

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AAA rechargeables are easily available and, providing you purchase a good quality unit and the corresponding charger, they will last you decades of normal use and repay their purchase cost in under a year (if you are a heavy gamer).
 

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I beg to excuse, of course I meant to write AAA.

AA or AAA describes the size of the battery. It has nothing to do with battery chemistry. You can get AA or AAA sized batteries in a variety of chemistries:
- LiIon
- NiMh
- NiCd (mayb eno more or only at excessive prozes due to the danger of Cd)
- Alkaline
- Zink-Carbon
- ...
 

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any of those AAA battery chemicals not leak and not corrode the PCB?

autonomy of 2 units of AAA is greater or less than the Lithium or Lipo battery used in the joystick?
 

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I don't use a joystick but have a wireless mouse which takes 2 x AAA cells. Although it was provided with two alkaline cells (each 1.5V nominal), I find it works happily down to about 1V per cell so I now use it with rechargeable NiMH cells. I'm guessing a joystick could use NiMH cells. I've never had a leakage problem with NiMH.
 

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What do you recommend?

Is a joystick with a battery similar to a smartphone battery better or a joystick with a AAA battery?

is there some AAA battery chemistry that doesn't leak into storage and corrode the device

which one has more battery life?
 

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I doubt there is any battery, of any chemistry, that is guaranteed leak-free under all storage/usage conditions.
Battery life depends, inter alia, on the manufacturer and the storage/usage conditions.
 

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All AAA batteries have corrosive liquid inside them. If it leaks, will it damage the PCB and plastic?
 

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If all AAA batteries have corrosive liquid in them, get a joystick that uses AA batteries;).
NEVER store any device with batteries in them. Always take them out.
 

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there is no joystick with AA only AAA

smartphone-like or AAA battery-powered joystick
 

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AA or AAA leak corrode lithium battery dificult found buy compatible
yes, carbon cells leak and corrode......... rechargable nicad or nickle metal, not so much but suffer from black wire......lipo's puff up and sometimes explode rather violently.....you have to live with what is out there and take appropriate action to avoid the downfall of whichever.
Or get a Ghostbuster neuclear pack and let someone else worry about it in 1/2 life of 5k years.:oops:
 

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Which type of joystick has more autonomy of hours of use? that uses 2 AAA batteries or a lithium or lipo battery similar to internal smartphone batteries?


no AAA battery technology doesn't leak or if it leaks doesn't corrode anything?
 

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Explain "autonomy of hours of use".
All batteries leak eventually. All contain something that will corrode something.
 

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Read or measure battery mAh capacity and log the joystick current to determine hours of use.
 

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i haven't bought the joystick yet i'm undecided between AAA battery and lithium or lipo battery similar to smartphone battery

i need recommendation
 
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