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#11
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2013/1/8 17:17
PVB Elite
Joined 2008/11/10
Great Britain
513 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (11 Years)
Quote:

Octaedre wrote:
Besides, the voltage listed on there is 300mA. I don't exactly know what that means but it sounds considerably higher than 1.4A...


I'm no expert but 300mA is less than 1.4A, 1,4A I think would equate to 1400mA.
I use a DC adapter (a homebrew made one) plate and use either a 1A or a 500mA transformer, which ever is to hand, they both work so I'd say try it with your 300mA adapter, set the voltage to 7.5 or 9v and you should be seeing red (not angry red, joyful VB red playfulness)
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#12
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2013/1/8 23:29
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2010/10/23
Great Britain
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Yes 1.4A is 1400mA. If a transformer is rated at 300mA it can only take a load of up 300mA so if the device your using takes 1.4A then your transformer is over loaded and could burn out. This is unlikely when playing for short periods but if your device is on 24/7 it with kill the transformer and maybe take your device with it.
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#13
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2013/1/8 23:40
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/13
Austria
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Don“t forget to check polarity on your adapter - afaik it is always "center tip positive".
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#14
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2013/1/9 22:45
Nintendoid!
Joined 2007/8/8
Great Britain
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Quote:

WoLfMaN wrote:
Don“t forget to check polarity on your adapter - afaik it is always "center tip positive".


No, you need a centre negative plug. Using a positive centre plug won't work and may damage your Virtual Boy.
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#15
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2013/1/9 23:37
Nintendoid!
Joined 2010/10/13
Austria
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Thanks for the info, thought it was be the standard setup!
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#16
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2018/8/30 16:21
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/5/20
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Long Time User (3 Years)
Sorry to bump an old topic but I haven't really found a clear answer when searching online and I'm looking for clarification from others smarter than I am.

I have recently purchased a second US virtual boy with ac adapter. How would I go about using this in Australia? I take it that I can't simply use a snes pal adapter? or one of those universal ones?

Assuming there is a way to get this to work, would this setup then work on my second Japanese vb? Or do I also need to purchase a Japan ac adapter set?

What would be the easiest way to get around this or should I just stick to batteries?

Thanks in advance.
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#17
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2018/8/30 18:55
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/6/11
USA
34 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Check the output voltages on both ac adapters. All AC adapters list the input and output voltages required. Input would be the power required from the wall (120, 220V etc.), while output is what is sent to the actual system. As long as the output voltages and the plug is the same, there shouldn't be a problem using a PAL SNES power adapter on a US VB.

For example I use a US power adapter on a PAL Wii U. As we live in the US and have 120V.

Hopefully this helps.
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#18
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2018/8/31 9:26
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/5/20
15 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
The output on my Australian snes power supply is 9v and 1.3A

The output on my US vb power supply is 10v and 850mA.

So if I can find any generic power supply that fits and is closer to the output of the genuine US power supply I should be right then? How close does it need to be? For example I found a power supply that is 11v and 1A. Or does it need to be exact?

Sorry for all the questions but don't want to ruin anything over the long term. As I said before, I can always continue to use batteries.
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#19
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2018/8/31 18:21
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/12/29
65 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
Quote:

So if I can find any generic power supply that fits and is closer to the output of the genuine US power supply I should be right then? How close does it need to be? For example I found a power supply that is 11v and 1A. Or does it need to be exact?

Sorry for all the questions but don't want to ruin anything over the long term. As I said before, I can always continue to use batteries.

You're close. Voltage needs to be as close as possible, and I think we're talking ±0.5V.

Amperage needs to be the same or greater, with greater generally being preferred. Too little current could cause malfunctions, unexpected/unintended reboots, or just prevent booting altogether.
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#20
Re: AC Adapter Tap/Set Question
Posted on: 2018/9/1 16:29
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/5/20
15 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Thanks for your help. Ill see what I can find.
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