ive been looking and havent seen much said about it but i seem to only be able to get maybe 10 hours if im extremely lucky, I use to get around 25 out of my old DS3 controllers, is mine defective or is this really the battery life of them, and if so we need a way to turn this stupid light off when we arent or dont even have the PS Eye on.
ok i took apart my controller to fix the L1 and R1 triggers, both had a white powder in them, anyhow what i found out was you cant just unplug the light but i think i can tinker around and hopefully desolder the light instead if i can ill take pics and let yall know how my battery life has gone up.
I don't expect it's actually the LEDs causing the battery drain -- anyone with an EE background who has worked with them knows that they are *extremely* low current. It's more likely that the speaker and the near double sample rate of the Dualshock 4 are the culprit.
At 5V (I don't know that the dualshock 4 runs 5v internally, but I'd guess it does since USB powers 5.5V and they likely didn't want to put power conversion circuitry in the controller), you're looking at something like 0.036W -- again, extremely low current draw. That also assumes a white LED, and I know the Dualshock 4 has multi-colored LEDs, but I don't believe the difference will be too stark.
That's my guess anyway, but I'd still be interested to hear the results of your testing!
well thats one controller broken, the light is connected to same board as the usb connection to charge the battery. in the process of desoldering i accidently had a piece drip somewhere and smoke came out of it. wont turn on now. But i now have another idea and will see if i can disable the speaker i dont use EVER even in resogun i turned it off, and see if that helps battery.
i just put it back together and gave it back to walmart theyll take a year old turkey back if you keep the receipt, but i wasnt have never gotten 10 hours im lucky to get 8 if im playing shooters, and for some reaosn on madden i get 7 max but normally about 6 hours.