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Re: Yet Another Adapter Question
Posted on: 2013/8/29 3:43
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Thank you for everybody's replies! Sorry to keep this thread going, but I've got one last power adapter question that only recently arose (I just received my Virtual Boy in the post). I've noticed that on the head unit it has written "DC6V~13V." Does this mean that it will accept any centre-negative, DC output adapter that outputs anything from 6V to 13V? This may seem like a silly question, but I thought that the tilde may mean something other than "to" and that I had heard something like "use only a 9 or 10V adapter" somewhere before.

Many Thanks,
Hamish
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Re: Yet Another Adapter Question
Posted on: 2013/7/31 11:08
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Joined 2013/7/30
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Thank you for your reply! I suppose I could try the Japanese tap, and if it does not fit my SNES power adapter I could just try to find a Japanese power adapter.

I believe, too, that I may have misunderstood the Virtual Boy power situation; I thought that a separate Virtual Boy adapter was sold originally, and the tap connected to a SNES adapter to save one from buying a new Virtual Boy adapter. However, it seems that I was wrong here (unless someone now tells me otherwise).
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#3
Yet Another Adapter Question
Posted on: 2013/7/30 11:34
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Joined 2013/7/30
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Hello There,
I know, I know; there are a number of threads on this sort of thing already, but after reading some of them I'm afraid that I am now somewhat confused. The lowdown is that I live in Australia, and would like to purchase a Virtual Boy. My understanding of what I can do to power it is as follows:

Two options-
1: Purchase a stepdown transformer and use the DC Virtual Boy power adapter.

OR
2: Purchase a stepdown transformer and one of those adapter taps to use my Super Nintendo power adapter instead of the Virtual Boy power adapter.

First of all, do these scenarios seem correct? Would a Japanese or American tap fit my Australian SNES adapter? If so, would it then matter that the Australian voltage differs to that in America and Japan in order for the tap to function? Lastly, if I can indeed use my SNES adapter with a tap, does that then mean that I may not need a stepdown converter (probably contradicts some of my previous questions, but I am quite confused here)?

Many thanks in advance
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