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Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/8/1 17:25
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (12 Years)
Hello!

I have a Virtualboy with an AC Adapter Set. This is an 120V adapter. I am from Germany so I would like to use a 230V version. I read somewhere in the internet that I could use an NES or SNES AC adapter. Is that true?

I checked the outputs:

Virtualboy AC adaper:
DC10V 850mA

SNES AC adapter:
AC9V 1300mA

I know that 9V are OK but the original has DC output and the SNES one has AC output. May I realy use it? Is there an DC to AC converter in the Virtualboy adapter tap?

Please help. Thank You very much!

Regards,
Jan aka Cyberdyne
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#2
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/8/1 22:23
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
As far as I know, you can use a SNES adaptor, but one from the U.S., not from Europe. I had a Spanish SNES and they weren't compatible. In fact, not even the connections were the same (nor even similar). I use a 110V to 220V conversor, which is the easiest way to play if you have the AC adaptor.
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#3
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/8/2 5:17
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/7/30
Germany
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Thank You for the quick answer! Yes, that's right: The plug is different. That's why I could not just test if there is a AC to DC converter in the adapter tap. That SNES in America need a DC adapter and in Germany a AC adapter is very strange, too!
I think I have to buy me one of these multi voltage adapters. Or has anyone an other good idea?
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#4
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/9/28 18:14
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2003/7/27
Australia
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You can use almost any 9V/10V DC adaptor.
The problem is the Tap uses the proprietry huge connector.

Your best bet is getting a USA/JPN adaptor, cutting the lead/plug off and connecting it to a ~9VDC supply. That, or some creative rewiring on the VB/Tap.
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#5
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/10/4 15:08
Virtual Freak
Joined 2005/7/22
France
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ContributorLong Time User (14 Years)
I use an european super nintendo adapter and it works perfectly well.
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#6
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/10/4 16:51
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2003/7/27
Australia
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The European one must use the huge connector as well.

In Australia we have a normal size DC plug, too small for the Tap.
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#7
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2007/10/4 18:50
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
I live in Spain and the SNES adaptor is a normal size DC plug too, as in Australia. Maybe the UK version has the ultra-big connector, as in the US.
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#8
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2008/2/4 20:46
VB Gamer
Joined 2008/2/4
Greece
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Greeting i got a vb finally and i have both a snes and a nes.I live in Greece and the voltage here is like any european country.I looked behind the snes console where you connect the ac adaptor and it says ac 9 volt. If i connect to my vb will it get toasted?
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#9
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2008/2/4 21:04
PVB Elite
Joined 2003/7/25
USA
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9V is fine, as long as it's DC, not AC. Of course it has to physically fit into the tap, and you really should make sure + and - are on the correct pins (sometimes + is inside and - is outside, and other times it's reversed).

DogP
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#10
Re: Problems with powersupply!
Posted on: 2008/2/4 21:33
VB Gamer
Joined 2008/2/4
Greece
20 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
thanks for your quick reply.Both of them are AC adapter...at least thats whats written on them...Oh well i will buy a converter till then its batteries^^
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