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General Wiimote and Technology => General Hardware Talk => Topic started by: Stonedge on April 21, 2009, 07:13:33 AM

Title: Wiimote Consumption
Post by: Stonedge on April 21, 2009, 07:13:33 AM
Hi,

I have made some test with my multimeter... and it appear that the wiimote consume 0.05A in connecting mode and 0.08A in WiimoteWhiteboard connected and funtionnal mode...

If I use the Volts x Amps = Watts  rules:

3.0v x 0.08a = 0.24watts

here is my question: Why everyone tell that we need an 3v 1amp plugins transformer for 1 wiimote since the wiimote seem to not consume more than 250mw?

I look to power 2 wiimote from the same plugin transformer so if 1A/wiimote is really require the cost of a 3v 2amp is more that 3 time the cost of a 1a one

Did him wrong somewhere?

ps. Sorry for my english...

Stonedge
Title: Re: Wiimote Consumption
Post by: benpaddlejones on April 21, 2009, 07:43:50 AM
Stonedge
Because that is a common transformer and conforms with the Wiimotes maximum capabilities. I have no doubt you can use less but it won't be a mass produced solution.

benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: Wiimote Consumption
Post by: Stonedge on April 21, 2009, 08:11:15 AM
Did a completed wiimote specsheet exist? or where I can find power consumption min/max of a wiimote...

If I use glovepie (or any other Software solution) and start rumble, the speaker and shake the wiimote.... did you think I can acheived max consumption or did I miss something?

Stonedge