If you're trying to figure out how to charge the Wii remotes, there are some things you should know. The Nintendo Wii remotes are powered by two AA batteries, however, if you're an avid gamer, you'll quickly learn that playing Wii games will drain the batteries. The best way to make sure that your Wii remotes are always charged is to either invest in chargeable batteries or a Wii remote charger.
- Keep fresh AA batteries on hand. If you've noticed that your Wii remote isn't properly synched with your Wii, you should try changing the remote batteries. Simply remove the back cover and insert two AA batteries. Make sure you have inserted the new batteries correctly, following the plus and minus markings inside the battery compartment.
- Invest in rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries may be more cost efficient, as you can get multiple uses out of them. To recharge the standard rechargeable AA batteries, you'll need a battery charger. Nintendo advises that Wii remotes only be used with Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries.
- Buy a Wii charging station or Wii dock. These third-party Wii remote chargers are not official Nintendo Wii products and are designed by different companies like Nyko, Energizer, CTA Digital, dreamGear and Eforcity. They are sold online, in video game stores and in major retail stores. The prices range between $15 and $80. The price depends on the brand and whether you chose a model that comes with one, two or even four slots to charge Wii remotes.
- Substitute AA batteries for charging station batteries. Wii Charging docks usually come with a battery pack in a special battery cover. Insert the battery pack the same way that you would insert a normal battery. After putting the battery in place, set the Wii remote in the charging dock. Most of the charging stations have LED indicator lights that will let you know if the batteries have completed charging. Wii charging docks are powered through a standard electrical outlet.