This is not on inductive charger, i.e., the kind that you just place the controllers on to charge without having to worry about engaging any type of metal contacts. This charger is the type that has the metal contacts on the charger and on the battery packs. While that might have been OK, the batteries themselves in the battery packs are only 500 mAh each (a mAh is a unit of measurement of electric charge). Batteries with higher mAh ratings run the controllers longer so there's more time to play between recharges. The older inductive charging unit for Wii or Wii Plus controllers charges only those & doesn't charge the Wii U Game Pad, of course, but one can easily disassemble the stock battery packs and upgrade the 600 mAh batteries within to some rechargeables with higher mAh ratings - I put 900mAh Rayovacs in mine. With this CONDUCTIVE charger, I couldn't find out a way to easily disassemble the battery packs to replace the anemic batteries supplied, although there may be a way that I'm just unaware of (or too dense to figure out)! Anyhow, I'm sure this is a fine unit overall, just not easily modifiable as I had hoped.
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