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Safer Charge Installation Guide

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Front

Back

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USB C

Battery not included!

These are the batteries you need

Battery for Pocket

102045 sized

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Battery for GBC

103048 sized

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For the USB trim

Shout out to Makho for these 3d printed jigs, they can be useful for this mod also

printables.com/model/141352-game-boy-pocket-usb-type-c-port-cut-jig

printables.com/model/281959-game-boy-color-usb-type-c-port-cut-jig

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1. DC Board

Desolder the original DC board on your GBC/Pocket

2. DC Board

IF YOU ARE USING A LiPo:

On the back of the board, solder a wire to "TO F1", if you are installing the board to a Color also solder a wire to "TO 5V". Make the wires 5cm long, you can shorten them later. Next:

Solder it into position using header pins.

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For LiPo install only

If you are using AA/AAAs, you're done! If not:

Only complete the following steps if you are using a LiPo. 

WARNING: LiPo batteries can be very dangerous.

DO NOT use a puffy LiPo.

DO NOT puncture the LiPo or force it into the shell.

Do an internet search on "LiPo safety". I am not responsible if you blow sh*t up
 

3. USB C/5V

First desolder the DC Jack.

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Pocket

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Colour

Then install the USB C port, soldering to the pads to anchor it. You will need to hold your iron there for a few seconds so the solder melts through to the motherboard

Colour install

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Pocket install

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4. To F1

This is only for LiPo installs.

Pocket install

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Colour install

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