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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by dsheinem Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:40 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
dsheinem wrote:Ok, I am here to ask for help and plead ignorance about AC Adapters.

I just picked up an Odyssey 2 without an AC adapter from a member on the forum. They were using an SMS AC adapter to make it work, but I don't have an SMS. Can I use a Model 1 Genesis plug? Is there something else that might work?


If it was running fine with the 9 volt DC SMS adapter, then yes, it should work with a model 1 Gen pack too. I suppose the console is on with a DC input for the same reason the NES will work with a wide range of DC plugs. I'd check if the plugpack or the system gets extremely warm after a few minutes of use, but if not it will *probably be fine.

*edit*

Here's a brick and some games. Looks like the manuals are toast, but it looks like the official replacement plug for the Odyssey that came with the voice module. You get both KC games, Pick Axe Pete, and Attack of the Timelord which are good system games. The presence of KC's Cray Chase and Timelord further reinforce it being the later voice plugpack which is good and fine for the system alone. Though the carts are probably going to need TLC.

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-OF-12-MAGNAVOX- ... 51912e8c06


Thanks, I'll keep an eye on it. I did get about 10 games including KC Munchmen, so I'll test them out with the Genny 1 plug. Thanks for your help!
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by dsheinem Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:08 pm

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Hobie-wan wrote:
dsheinem wrote:Ok, I am here to ask for help and plead ignorance about AC Adapters.

I just picked up an Odyssey 2 without an AC adapter from a member on the forum. They were using an SMS AC adapter to make it work, but I don't have an SMS. Can I use a Model 1 Genesis plug? Is there something else that might work?


If it was running fine with the 9 volt DC SMS adapter, then yes, it should work with a model 1 Gen pack too. I suppose the console is on with a DC input for the same reason the NES will work with a wide range of DC plugs. I'd check if the plugpack or the system gets extremely warm after a few minutes of use, but if not it will *probably be fine.

*edit*

Here's a brick and some games. Looks like the manuals are toast, but it looks like the official replacement plug for the Odyssey that came with the voice module. You get both KC games, Pick Axe Pete, and Attack of the Timelord which are good system games. The presence of KC's Cray Chase and Timelord further reinforce it being the later voice plugpack which is good and fine for the system alone. Though the carts are probably going to need TLC.

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-OF-12-MAGNAVOX- ... 51912e8c06


Thanks, I'll keep an eye on it. I did get about 10 games including KC Munchmen, so I'll test them out with the Genny 1 plug. Thanks for your help!


The Genny Model 1 plug works great. I spent too much time today playing Electronic Table Soccer!
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by Hobie-wan Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:52 pm

dsheinem wrote:The Genny Model 1 plug works great. I spent too much time today playing Electronic Table Soccer!


Awesome. Glad you're up and running. :)
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by ryanofcali Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:14 pm

Sega Master System US
9v DC, 1A
pos --( o-- neg

Sega Genesis Model 1, Sega CD Model 2 US
9v DC, 1.2A
pos --( o-- neg

That .2 is why the master system does not work with a genesis "brick" as you call it because I know damn right its not the RF.
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by Hobie-wan Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:06 pm

ryanofcali wrote:Sega Master System US
9v DC, 1A
pos --( o-- neg

Sega Genesis Model 1, Sega CD Model 2 US
9v DC, 1.2A
pos --( o-- neg

That .2 is why the master system does not work with a genesis "brick" as you call it because I know damn right its not the RF.


:roll:

As long as the voltage, polarity, and AC/DC is correct, amperage can be higher. The system will simply pull what it needs. I know it works because I was using a Gen brick with my first SMS until I got the 'correct' one with my second boxed SMS.

When you buy a battery for your car, you do not have to match the amperage (the cold cranking amps) to some specific amount, you simply have to have enough for whatever your starter and weather conditions require. Larger engines and colder climates require higher amperage. If you want to buy a $200 big battery with 1000 CCA and cram it into a Yugo instead of buying the $35 dollar cheapo battery with 300 CCA, it will work because the starter will only pull what it needs.

I was trying to help you in the other thread and I have no agenda to keep you from playing your SMS. If you choose to ignore my correct information, it's your loss. You can see right above your post that I helped point D into using a Genesis brick to power an Odyssey 2 that had been previously shown to work with an SMS brick as well. You can continue to be stubborn if you want, but I am correct that it will work. If your SMS is not working with a Gen model 1 brick part number 1602, then there is something else wrong with it and you will simply be disappointed if/when you track down the model 3025 adapter that originally came with the SMS.
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by eSPy Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:12 pm

some diagrams and numbers here from pinouts.ru

N64 power supply - http://pinouts.ru/Game/nintendo_power_pinout.shtml

xbox - http://pinouts.ru/Game/xbox_power_pinout.shtml
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by ryanofcali Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:52 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
ryanofcali wrote:Sega Master System US
9v DC, 1A
pos --( o-- neg

Sega Genesis Model 1, Sega CD Model 2 US
9v DC, 1.2A
pos --( o-- neg

That .2 is why the master system does not work with a genesis "brick" as you call it because I know damn right its not the RF.


:roll:
It doesn't matter anymore I smashed the piece of shit to with a slegehammer I don't have time for sega poser bullshit anyway.
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by Hobie-wan Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:24 pm

ryanofcali wrote:It doesn't matter anymore I smashed the piece of shit to with a slegehammer I don't have time for sega poser bullshit anyway.


Good for you? Are we supposed to have learned something from your (supposed) fit of sledgehammer rage? I'm not sure what factual information about power bricks has to do with "sega poser bullshit".
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by jfe2 Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:43 pm

Just found this thread! Hurray for me!

Anway, I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the Atari Lynx's AC adapter. I have a ton of different A/C adapters, so I figured I should check to see if any of those are compatible before I spend $20 on one from eBay.
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Re: AC Adapter Compilation

by Hobie-wan Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:47 pm

jfe2 wrote:Just found this thread! Hurray for me!

Anway, I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about the Atari Lynx's AC adapter. I have a ton of different A/C adapters, so I figured I should check to see if any of those are compatible before I spend $20 on one from eBay.


Look on the bottom of the Lynx. It should probably have a sticker or molded information. Polarity has to match (the + and - indication of center or barrel), volts should be the same or very close (and only lower), mA on the brick can be the same or higher than what the console needs.
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