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Wiimote Projects => Wiimote Interactive Whiteboard => Topic started by: Bizzy on November 24, 2009, 09:00:40 AM

Title: What current for Wiimote ?
Post by: Bizzy on November 24, 2009, 09:00:40 AM
Hi

I have followed a method which has been successful for others, connecting a 3 volt power supply into a rechargeable battery pack which takes the place of ordinary batteries. I also bypassed the rechargeable batteries and wedged the red button so it will sync every time I turn on.

Unfortunately it is not detected by bluetooth. I have noticed that with the leds on the wiimote, 4 flash then 3, then 2, then 1. So I'm guessing this indicates a lack of power ??? ( Please advise if I'm wrong )

I have measured the voltage output and it is about 3v. The current from the power supply is 400ma but the output from the battery pack is about 240ma. ( There may be a resistor in the battery pack )

What kind of current should work with the wiimote ?

Title: Re: What current for Wiimote ?
Post by: benpaddlejones on November 24, 2009, 05:53:49 PM
Bizzy
3v 1a works a treat. But you need to make sure is actually 3v at the connections. Often if poor quality ables can get a significant voltage drop along cable. Check with a multimeter.

benpaddlejones :)
Title: Re: What current for Wiimote ?
Post by: Bizzy on November 25, 2009, 05:22:08 AM
Thanks for the reply benpaddlejones.

Has anyone else had success with a 400ma supply ?