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« on: January 14, 2011, 07:39:00 AM »

I want to add a usb cable to my sensor bar for pc use. I understand the LEDs in the bar collectively use 7v of power, and the usb is 5v. Watching a youtube video on this, I learned that removing 4 LEDs would solve the insufficient power issue but I am left wondering if this is all a good idea..

Will I retain all functionality? Is there anything wrong with this idea in general?


alternatively, ive also read it is possible to power the entire sensor bar (all 10 LEDs) with one 9v battery. the problem there is over-powering. but broken down each LED is only over powered by what, less than 1/4v? what possibility is there that i could completely ruin my sensor bar this way?
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 04:11:43 PM »

A 9v battery works well with a 7v sensor bar, for me there was no problem with over-powering.
Add your usb cable to a wireless sensor bar (I did it with a Speedlink wireless sensor bar) most of these
sensor bars are 6v (4x 1.5v batteries 6 LEDs) for me it works fine.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 07:51:09 PM »

i dont have a 6 LED wireless sensor bar, i have the stock nintendo 10 LED wired sensor bar.

would removing 4 LEDs from my 10 LED sensor bar effect the gameplay of my wii at all? if i did remove 4 LEDs, would the other 6 now receive too much power upon plugging it into the wii?
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 10:14:54 PM »

I think it will effect the gameplay because removing LEDs kind of narrows the angle of radiation in some direction.
Look for a cheap wireless sensor bar to be on track.
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