Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

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Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by dcwhat » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:42 am

Hey all, you know how the retro systems have that big ass power brick, i am looking for a simple replacement 2 prong smaller. I have heard that people use Laptop power supply and can someone tell/show me how to either use a different power supply or open up the current power brick and rewire it to make it simple 2 prong connector. Thank you all for your help!!

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Re: Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by Metallica Man X » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:25 am

Just about anything that can supply at least 9 volts at 900 mAh or more will work for it. Just make sure your leads are right!
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Re: Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by ttsgeb » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:38 am

Well, actually... Polarity of the plug kinda doesn't matter much, seeing as the NES has an AC-DC rectifier in it and has been shown to work fine with Sega Genesis PSU's time and time again. Don't try that the other way, though. Should help you out a bit with shrinking your collection if things aren't constantly hooked up. Lets you use the same brick for several things.

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Re: Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by ProgMetalMan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:31 pm

My knock-off NES adapter doesn't supply enough power for my model 1 Genesis.
Either that or the Genesis is broken.
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Re: Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by ttsgeb » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:51 pm

ttsgeb wrote:The NES has an AC-DC rectifier in it and has been shown to work fine with Sega Genesis PSU's time and time again. Don't try that the other way, though.

NES is AC, Genesis is DC. DC supplies work for the NES, but AC supplies don't work for the Genny.

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Re: Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by wallydawg » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:19 pm

ttsgeb wrote:The NES has an AC-DC rectifier in it and has been shown to work fine with Sega Genesis PSU's time and time again. Don't try that the other way, though.
I accidently blew up a Sega CD this way. :facepalm:
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Re: Looking for a Nintendo NES power supply replacement

Post by ProgMetalMan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:47 pm

It is actually a DC adapter. At least, it says it is and has Genesis written on the box.
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