I’m hoping someone can help me with this not too tricky question. I have just purchased a mains powered VB from Ebay. I am based in the UK so used an adaptor to convert to UK mains power but unfortunately it appears the adaptor wasn’t of very high quality. As a result there was a small bang and some smoke coming from the plug itself. Not very clever! I have a couple of questions:
1. I need a new power cable for the VB. I understand I can use a NES or SNES power cable? Will I need an American power cord or can I use a UK one? Is this the best way to get the VB up and running or are people aware of any gheneral mains power unit I can use?
2. Any advice on an American to UK power converter?
You can use any SNES power adapter (NES as well?). So go find a SNES adapter with your ratings, etc and have fun. On a side note who knows what happend with the bang and a pop. You might need to pick up a new head for your VB.
Luckily I didn’t have the joypad plugged into the unit so all should be ok. I’ve tried a snes power adaptor but it has a different plug, it looks like the American and UK adaptors are different. Any ideas?
It would be easy to cut the end off of a US adapter and atach it ot a UK one. Or you can wire a new plug into the power brick. The VB requires 9 volts at 1,000ma (1 amp) and the power pack pinout is here: