Wii power info

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Wii power info

Post by OMGpedobear » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:02 pm

been trying to run the wii of batteries with soem success
, heres my findings related to power consumption and what not.


The wii power supply is rated to 3.7 amps, the wii itself is rate to 3 amps.

The wii requires 12 volts. The wii power supply normally outputs around 12.2-12.3 volts)

The wii actually draws 1.2 amps average and upto 1.7-1.8 peak.
The highest voltage i have used the wii at is 13 volts. (Probably could go a bit higher but i dont want to risk it).

The wii will power on at the lowest of 12.1 volts but if powered on will go as low as 9.3 volts before it stops working.

with a rather old 2.1 AH sla battery i got 50 mins over all and 40 mins hard gameplay on cod 5 WAW with an audio amp, extra fan and usb keyboard running from the usb power rail.

Happy hackings :).

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Re: Wii power info

Post by wiimodnn00b » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:45 am

hey, I want to make a fully portable wii laptop. I was thinking of incorporating a solar power system to charge/extend the batteries. Any tips? Anyone else do simular system. Also what type of battery is easiest to use to power a wii.

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Re: Wii power info

Post by OMGpedobear » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:48 am

Dont post questions here, In answer to your question thats not impossible but tottally totally imprctical. If you want further answers forum 42 would be a good place to start:).

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