How to Make a DS Charger

By Jarrett Melendez ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Mini-B USB cable
  • USB-to-AC adapter
Mini-B USB cables are also known as Standard USB cables.

If you've lost or damaged your Nintendo DS battery charger, you can make one using a Mini-B USB cable, the kind used by most digital cameras, and a USB-to-AC adapter, the kind used to charge USB devices using a wall outlet. The port on the back of a Nintendo DS is about the same size and shape as a Mini-B USB port so this setup will do in a pinch, but prolonged usage is not recommended.

Connect the Mini-B USB cable to the USB-to-AC adapter.

Plug the small end of of the Mini-B USB cable into the charger port on your DS. Because of the shape of the USB cable, you'll need to push a little harder than you would with your normal DS charger so use a bit of caution when doing this.

Connect the USB-to-AC adapter to a wall outlet. The Nintendo DS power indicator light will turn orange when charging.

Tip

You can use a Motorola mobile phone charger to charge your DS, too; the plug is the same shape as the small end of a Mini-B USB cable.

About the Author

Jarrett Melendez is a journalist, playwright and novelist who has been writing for more than seven years. His first published work was a play titled, "Oh, Grow Up!" which he wrote and performed with a group of his classmates in 2002.