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QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 1:52
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Well if I find a vb adapter i think I also need a converter from usa 230V 50Hz to Sweden 110V 60Hz

The questions are
-Do I need some adapter with low voltage so it doesnt break or melt my vb?

-Japan and usa has same volt and all? Since the vb was released in both countries without converter

-Will any adapter work or is there specific ones? some for low powered things like the vb, nes.. and other for high powered things like pc, ps3...?
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#2
Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 12:36
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Quote:

akumie wrote:
-Japan and usa has same volt and all? Since the vb was released in both countries without converter
I think the voltage is the same in US and Japan.
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 14:13
Virtual Freak
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Japan and the US use the same voltage, but the Hz change in Japan, they use either 50 or 60. It should work anyway though.
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 19:44
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Japan voltage is 100, USA voltage is 117. depending on the item, it may or may not require a step down converter to use a Japanese product on 117v. Some things work fine, other things have issues. My Japanese arcade machines get faint wavy lines on the screen if a step down isn't used. Old optical based consoles such as Japanese PS1/Dreamcast have also been noted to sometimes have some issues without the use of a step down converter.

It's worth noting, I have had no issues at all running a Japanese VB on 117v. If it's an expensive or rare Demo Unit, no reason to not fork out a couple of bucks for a step down transformer for your own peace of mind and insurance.
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 21:20
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There should be no reason for the VB to need any stepdown for a JP adapter to work in the US. Even if the output voltage from the adapter is a little high, the VB has a switching regulator inside which is rated for 6V to 13V.

I think Akumie is asking about using it on 230V though... in that case, I'd get a JP tap, which has a standard connector, then get a standard 9V adapter with the same connector.

DogP
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 21:31
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no no, I am asking if I buy a vb ac adapter made for usa consumers do I need a specific converter to play it here in Sweden (Europe) or does any converter do find?

Not sure exactly the volt on the vb but I guess any converter will work, or?

random question
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nintendo-VIRTUA ... ng_RL&hash=item53e3dd6118 does that include the cable and if not what cable do I need? or is the cable inside the so called adapter box?
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 21:53
Virtual Freak
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The adapter itself wouldn't need a converter, but the AC adapter would need a stepdown converter. And no, that auction does not include the AC adapter, though any (US) SNES one will work with that adapter.
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 22:41
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so a converter that just converts from usa to europe is ok or is stepdown converter a specific converter?

Well i live in Europe so finding a cheap snes cable from usa will not be easy if I also have to buy the converter and AS adapter, meh
Gor now atleast batteries and a recharger works but meh
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/2 22:53
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If you can just find an 850mA+ universal adapter that has the same plug size as an SNES, just get one that can output DC 10v with a negative center polarity/tip.
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Re: QUESTIONS: VB adapter/converter
Posted on: 2010/10/3 3:04
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Quote:

RidingHero wrote:
If you can just find an 850mA+ universal adapter that has the same plug size as an SNES, just get one that can output DC 10v with a negative center polarity/tip.


That's what I was suggesting, except if he uses a JP tap, then he can use a universal adapter with a normal tip (the SNES has a funny tip, but the JP tap and AC adapter have a standard tip).

Edit: Yay... 1 kibiposts ;) .

DogP
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