Author Topic: Power supply for IR lights (get independent from Wii console)  (Read 4802 times)

Offline Misha

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Hello, me again. Within the last days I made some progress and found it cool to play around with Wiimote and IR lights. Now, excuse me if I am asking an easy question, but I am all unfamiliar with Wii accessory and consoles since the time I quit programming for C64.

What I need is an independent power supply for the bar with IR lights that comes in box with Wii console. Since I don't use the console at all it would be dull to drag it around just for powering the IR lights. What is a common solution to this?

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Offline petranf

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Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 12:10:54 PM
You could measure the voltage that provides the console to the IR bar, with a simple voltmeter.
Then you can buy a transformer from the local shop that can transform the current to constant and which has the possibility to adjust the voltage (for example 1.5, 3 , 6 , 12 volts)

Hope i helped.



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Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 01:03:36 PM
Yeah, perhaps I could if the IR bar was using any sort of power plug I knew (if somebody knows the name lets hear it). I just guessed there are gadgets made by Nintendo especially for this purpose.

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Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 04:31:11 PM
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You can make your own IR-Array or buy a wireless sensor bar on ebay.

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