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AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/13 15:51
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Hi all, I have a US Virtual Boy with a 110V input AC Adapter and as I live in Europe, I'm combining it with a 220V to 110V transformer. I thought about making one 9V AC transformer with 220V input and replace the above two adapter monstrosity so I'm wondering if anyone knows where I could get the jack that goes on the VB controller. Is it a jack that was also used on other Nintendo console power units? Is it a standard jack used outside of Nintendo as well? Thanks.

Edit: just found out that the controller has that AC adapter tap and the AC adapter is actually one for SNES! Still looking for the plug though

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Edited by basscadet on 2009/10/13 16:55
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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/13 22:47
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The only thing I can say is that a Sinclair ZX Spectrum adapter will work perfectly with the VB adapter tap. I've been using my VB that way since I got it.
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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/14 1:42
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interesting... I've been told some generic plugs work as well. Will go downtown and check the bigger electronics stores, maybe one will fit.
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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/14 3:26
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I'm not familiar with the ZX Spectrum, but you have the US tap (which uses the US SNES plug w/ the pin in the middle)... the Japanese tap has a standard type plug (which is probably what the ZX fits).

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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/14 12:06
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hmmmmm, so if I want to keep this tap I'll have to live with the 2 transformers or I look for a Japanese tap and then try and find a plug that will fit that. Thanks
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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/14 17:16
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What, the US and Japanese taps aren't the same? Anyway, mine is a Japanese one.
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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/10/15 6:41
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Quote:

HorvatM wrote:
What, the US and Japanese taps aren't the same? Anyway, mine is a Japanese one.


Yeah, if you look closely at the picture he posted (US), and compare it with the one you have (JP), you'll see the difference.

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Re: AC Adapter jack
Posted on: 2009/12/28 6:46
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Really? I just assumed they were identical.

All I did was buy a cheap 3rd party USA SNES AC adapter, then chop the plug/cable off of it and find a 10V DC local adapter (a Sega one of all things) and put the matching socket for that adapter on the USA cable.

Worked fine for me for all these years.
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