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    Console Power Supplies

    Definitions:

    • AC: Alternating Current - The form of electricity that comes from your wall outlet.
    • DC: Direct Current - What most integrated circuits run on.
    • AC Adapter: Also referred to as a Power Supply Unit (PSU). Plugs into your wall and then into your console, in most cases it converts AC power into DC.
    • V: Voltage - Most consoles use an internal regulator to drop voltage down to 5V. In general you have a 15% leeway, meaning you can run a console within a few volts of its expected voltage input. Note that handheld consoles typically do not use a voltage regulator due to a lack of space, so please use the exact voltage required in these cases.
    • mA: Milliamp - 1000mA = 1A (Amp). You must use an AC Adapter that provides enough Amps for the console to run. It is perfectly safe to use an AC Adapter with a higher Amperage rating than required.
    • Polarity: The connector that attaches to your console has a positive and negative terminal. The barrel is charged one way on the inside, and another on the outside; this is required for the proper flow of current. The direction of charge is expressed with either Centre Pin Negative or Centre Pin Positive, illustrated thusly:
      • Centre Pin Negative: (+)----(o----(-)
      • Centre Pin Positive: (-)----(o----(+)
    • Stepdown Transformer: A device that drops 240V power to 120V. Australian power outlets output 240V whereas some Japanese and American PSU's may require a voltage of 120V, in which case you will need to use a stepdown.


    SEGA:

    CONSOLE OUTPUT POLARITY PLUG SIZE
    SG-1000 9V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    SG-1000 II 9V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Mark III 9V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    SC-1000 9V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    SC-3000 9V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Master System 9V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Master System II 9V DC 500mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Game Gear (AUS/UK/JAP) 9V DC 300mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Mega Drive 10V DC 1200mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Mega CD 10V DC 1200mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Mega CD 2 10V DC 1200mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Game Gear (USA) 9V DC 300mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    Mega Drive II 10V DC 850mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    32X 10V DC 850mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    Multi Mega 9.5V DC 1300mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    Nomad 10V DC 850mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    Saturn Internal 20W Bipolar Figure 8
    Dreamcast Internal 22W Bipolar Figure 8

    NINTENDO:

    CONSOLE OUTPUT POLARITY PLUG SIZE
    Famicom 10V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    AV Famicom 10V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Super Famicom 10V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Virtual Boy (JAP) | AC Adapter Tap (VUE-A-AT) 10V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Famicom Disk System 9V DC 400mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.0mm
    Twin Famicom 7.6V DC 1250mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.5mm
    NES (AUS) 9V AC 1300mA Bipolar Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.5mm
    SNES (AUS) 9V AC 1300mA Bipolar Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.5mm
    SNES (USA) 10V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 7.0mm | Inner Diameter: 1.0mm
    Virtual Boy (USA) | AC Adapter Tap 10V DC 850mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 7.0mm | Inner Diameter: 1.0mm
    N64 3.3V DC 2700mA | 12V AC 800mA N/A Interchangeable between regions however input voltage must match

    NEO GEO:

    CONSOLE OUTPUT POLARITY PLUG SIZE
    AES | PRO-POW 5V DC 3000mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    AES | PRO-POW-UL 5V DC 3000mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    AES | PRO-POW-PAL 5V DC 3000mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    AES | PRO-POW2 5V DC 3000mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    AES | PRO-POW3 10V DC 1000mA or 11V DC 700mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    AES | PRO-POW-E 10V DC 1000mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Neo Geo CD 5V DC 2000mA | 10V DC 1000mA Top pin 5V | Bottom left GND | Bottom right 10V Proprietary 3 pin plug
    Neo Geo CDZ | POWCD-J2 5V DC 1000mA | 10V DC 1000mA Top pin 5V | Bottom left GND | Bottom right 10V Proprietary 3 pin plug
    Neo Geo Pocket Color | NEOP-ACU, NEOP11020, SN-9094P 3.15V DC 150 mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: ? | Inner Diameter: ? (it's really small, maybe 1.5mm)

    PC ENGINE:

    CONSOLE OUTPUT POLARITY PLUG SIZE
    PC Engine | PAD-105, PAD-106 9V DC 650mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Core Grafx | PAD-105, PAD-106 9V DC 800mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Core Grafx II | PAD-105, PAD-106 9V DC 800mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    Shuttle | PAD-105, PAD-106 9V DC 800mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    CD-ROM2 | PAD-123 9V DC 1450mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.1mm
    IFU-30 Interface Unit | AD-IF30A 9V DC 1450mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 2.5mm
    Super Grafx | PAD-113 9V DC 800mA (+)----(o----(-) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 3.1mm
    Duo | PAD-124 10V DC 1000mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 3.1mm
    Super CD-ROM2 | PAD-125 12V DC 1000mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 5.5mm | Inner Diameter: 3.1mm
    Duo-R | PAD-129, PAD-130 9V DC 1000mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    Duo-RX | PAD-129, PAD-130 9V DC 1000mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 4.75mm | Inner Diameter: 1.7mm
    PC Engine GT | PAD-121 7V DC 700mA (-)----(o----(+) Outer Diameter: 3.4mm | Inner Diameter: 1.3mm

    ATARI / VARIOUS:

    CONSOLE OUTPUT POLARITY PLUG SIZE
    2600 9V DC 800mA (not 100% sure about exact mA) (+)----(o----(-) 3.5mm (headphone jack)
    Hanimex (various flavours) 9V DC 800mA (not 100% sure about exact mA) (+)----(o----(-) 3.5mm (headphone jack)
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    Great info there Frank, where did you manage to find all of that?

    Ive got one of those switchable voltage power supplies where you can swap in different plug sizes. Works well for a lot of things.
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    Thanks mate. I will be updating/expanding on it over time. If anyone wants to chip in, go and check your consoles and post the specs of any other PSU's that aren't already on the list.

    I've asked for this to become a sticky thread too.
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    Great post! Thx Frank.

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    This is brilliant!

    Thank you!!!!

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    Great job Frank.
    Very informative

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    Brilliant work Frank
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    Once I have unpacked the consoles after the move I'll shoot you through any not on the list. Brilliant job.

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    Thanks mckie1, I'd appreciate that.
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