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replacement power supply for Gamecube?

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by richard plumb, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. richard plumb

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    I have a Japanese gamecube and would like to simplify my cables by buying a UK power supply, so I don't need a gang plug on my step down.

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy one, and how much would I be looking at?
     
  2. Big Jim

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    contact nintendo UK. I believe a UK spec psu unit is about £20 - not sure though, so give them a bell.

    I would be interested in knowing how much they are if you find out...
     
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    they are £25

    however i believe that one of the main 3rd party peripheral developers have one coming out for about £15, somtime this month.
     
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    Nintendo Service UK can be contacted on:

    02380 623200

    Very helpful and efficient but delivery can take a while as parts are shipped from Germany. As Jim says, it should be around £20-£25. You can also buy 3rd party UK AC Adapters for use on import machines but I can't remember where.
     
  5. Phandaal

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    Just so I understand, can connect a UK adapter to a jap gamecube without the need for a stepdown converter?

    I too would like to get rid of the stepdown that came with mine if possible
     
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    Yes - the voltage conversion is done externally. The UK and NTSC Cubes work at the same internal voltage so a UK Power Pack can be used on an NTSC console.
     
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    Cheers
     
  8. Ono

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    Yep - a UK PSU will work fine on any Cube.

    I was unsure about this for a couple of days - mainly due to a misleading email reply I had from Lik-Sang where they stated that I would burn out my Jap Cube if I used a UK PSU :rolleyes: .

    I phoned Nintendo UK on the number above and they told me in no uncertain terms that the UK PSU *WOULD* work on Jap/USA Cubes. The guy basically said that they had a few Jap/US Cubes at their offices for games testing and that they use UK PSUs all the time.
     
  9. NeilMcRae

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    Just to confirm this, I bought 2 UK PSU's for my Gamecube and they work flawlessly.

    Neil.
     

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