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Offline fpill

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on: September 19, 2008, 08:04:17 PM
I have seen on this site and others suggesting that you could use the AC adapter battery eliminator to power the wii remote.

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Adapter-Battery-Eliminator-Camcorder/dp/B000XQTH28

Has anyone used this?
Has it been successful? 
If not is there another adapter that is better?
I'm looking for an AC/DC converter before I end up with rechargeable batteries and swap them out every couple of days.

Thanks,
fpill



Offline benpaddlejones

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Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 09:48:45 PM
fpill
I use a USB version of the same thing, purchased on ebay. It works awesome the USB plug is removable leaving a NiCD battery in the Wiimote. Only problem is I'm expecting the the NiCD will die from constant charging in the near future so will have little power when unplugged.

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Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 06:06:15 PM
If anyone is interested I ordered and received this power supply.(AC)

I checked the voltage output with a multimeter and found it was over 4 volts.
I checked it with out a circuit, open voltage.
I also checked it with a 100 ohm resistor in a simple circuit.

I have read that over 3 volts can shorten the life of the wiiremote.
I think I'm going to send mine back.
fpill
Any other suggestions?



Offline Descalzo

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Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 09:25:57 PM
Here's what I do:

I bought a $5 AC Adapter from BigLots and switched it to 3V.
Then I used some wadded-up tinfoil and some erasers I confiscated from my students to maintain contact between the 9V adapter and the WiiRemote.

I put it up in the ceiling and have left it up there for months at a time, only taking it down when I need it.



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Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 10:36:36 PM
Target.com $10
USB Recharge battery back



Official Site

hope this helps
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Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 06:33:50 PM
I think I'm going to add a resistor to reduce the voltage to about 3V.

When I mess that up I'm going to get the rechargeable battery from Target.

I'll let you know how it works.
fpill



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Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 09:01:31 AM
I picked up an universal adjustable AC/DC converter with 3v at BigLots for $5.  I added some springs on an eraser and popped it in.  Nice always seeing the batter power around 98% to 103%.

I will post some picture soon.