Thierry Henry wrote:
I use a regulated power supply with my Coregrafx, so I don't have to worry about step-down voltage converters and such. Works great.
This one here.
Don't be put off by the "be use only at home" lol
and someone clearly having scribbled the polarity markings.
The Coregrafx, according to the specs, needs 800mA. Mine is 1A. But that's ok. In terms of the amperage, the system will only draw what it needs.
For future reference,
the PC Engine/Turbografx Power Supply list,
Thank you so much for the reply. Do you think the lower ampage is what is causing the display issues?
Here in Thailand the output is 220V so I think that's what blew the original powerpack as it was only designed to take in the 100V outputted in Japan. Am I right in this observation?
I hadn't considered the ampage being to low, I had just looked at the 9V output as being the important factor.
I have seen those kind of powerpacks on ebay (like the one you have that ranges 100-240). If I got one of those and ran it through the correct pin adaptor, do you think this might solve my problem?
Thank you again for your detailed response.
Sorry, I really am a hopelessly new to this stuff and didn't know anything about electronics before this. Finally, would you say there is any risk of me damaging the Coregrafx unit by using these lower powered power packs. I have only used it for minutes at a time so far because the console wasn't cheap and I'm scared of blowing it up!
Reading this topic makes me feel somewhat disheartened, since the only way I've been able to play the PC Engine so far is through emulation. Ebay prices are really high and I've never even seen one in the wild. When I looked into the difference between the North American and Japanese hardware, I felt like the Japanese one was way cooler looking, but it appears that getting the darn thing to work in this continent is such a hassle. From what I understand the games aren't even region-free, either.
Don't be disheartened. Let's use this topic to help PCE newbies like us get set-up. Information is scarce on the internet about this so let's pool the knowledge of experienced users here and maybe we can get more new users for what is a really interesting console.
How much are you looking to pay? The Coregrafx 1 unit I got cost me about $70 US imported from Japan. You can get them for less than the $100+ BIN prices if you scout around.