Rechargeable batteries should work just as well. The unit itself has special contacts that this particular battery pack fits (making it like a rechargeable battery). If you have rechargeable batteries already, I suggest you try them first in the unit. If they work, hurray, and if not, then you will know that you will need to buy the ac adapter and/or the recharger pack.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
You can use regular AA's so I would guess you can do that, but they don't last very long. You would probably be better off just buying the cord if you can't afford the recharger pack.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Yes, you can use rechargeable batteries. But, you have to take them out of the leappad, put them in their charger, & then put it all back together when it's done. Also, if you put the gel cover on your leappads (we did) then that has to come off too. Doesn't sound like much, but when you have to do this on an almost daily basis you come to realize that you would love a simpler solution. Being able to just plug in a cord is a real time saver & much less of a hassle! Especially if your kid/s play with their leappad a lot. Rechargeable batteries don't make it through the day & then take just as long to recharge, & you have unhappy children who are waiting to be able to use their leappad again.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
you can still use rechargeable batteries .. the amount of time of use my vary but both can be used
answered 2 years ago
Hello! Rechargable batteries can be used with LeapPad2, however if you would like to be able to plug the device in and charge this Recharger Pack would need to be installed. Thanks!