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January 15, 2014 // 12:38 am - Today scooby609 reports that he nearly doubled the charge life of his DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 controller simply by replacing the battery pack with an aftermarket DualShock 3 (DS3) battery pack.

Below are the details, to quote: The battery in the DS4 is a 3.65V 1000mAh battery.

The aftermarket DS3 batteries fit perfectly in the DS4 with no modding required!

One I got is a 3.7v 1800mAh battery (the mAh rating is the charge life rating) it cost me under $9 shipped!

I have gone from around 8hrs per charge to nearly 14hrs per charge with the new battery!

Finally, below is a DS4 Accumulator Mod / DualShock 4 Accumulator Mod Tutorial from Reidenschi as follows:

Hello everyone!

Today I want to tell how to make 2400 mAh accumulator for your DS4.

We need two mobile phone accumulators "BL-4J" 1200 mAh 3.7v each, one accumulator connector ( I get one from old videocard cooler) and tools for disassembling DS4 and soldering accumulators together.

In first you need to take off accumulator, accumulator holder and reset button.

Then solder accumulators in parallel.

Obtained accumulator fits good in DS4.

It remains only to assemble gamepad back. I get a little gap. I do not think that this is a big problem.

Don't forget take original parts in safe place.

I charge DS4 from 2A 5V adapter and have no problem. Charge lasts for 17-18 hours of active play. Checked in Final Fantasy 13.

Have fun.

How to Nearly Double Your DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 Controller Charge Life

How to Nearly Double Your DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 Controller Charge Life

How to Nearly Double Your DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 Controller Charge Life

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#4 - SwordOfWar - January 16, 2014 // 11:26 pm
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If you look on ebay they have 3.7v 2000mah betteries you can buy for about 9$ each that are listed as DS4 compatible from China/Hong Kong.

#3 - moja - January 16, 2014 // 11:01 pm
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Wish we could jam some Eneloops in there.

#2 - GrandpaHomer - January 15, 2014 // 8:14 am
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Problem with those cheap china bateries is that they tend to loose the max capacity quickly and will last much less cycles than original ones ...

#1 - hey69 - January 15, 2014 // 7:45 am
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Intresting. So the battery connector is the same as in the dualshock 3 i presume