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    Hello. I recently traded a user on this board a Japanese Virtual Boy unit. I included a japanese adapter tab and a US SNES ac adapter.

    Please note that I have had this system for two years, and I have played it several times within that time frame. I am 100% that I have never used batteries with the system. I always used an AC Adapter with it.

    Now, I must have just thought I was using the SNES adapter, because when the user received the package they told me that the adapter did not fit into the tap. I did some searching around online and found that it was only the US VB adapter tap that was compatible with the SNES adapter - the japanese one does not work.

    This is driving me freaking nuts. Again, I know that I used an adapter with the VB. Anyone know of another adapter that would fit the unit? The only one that comes to mind is the NES adapter, because I do have a few of those around and might have used it.

    Any help is appreciated!

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    The NES AC will fit into the JPN tap, I'm sure. I've just gotten into the VB scene myself, so this is FRESH on my mind. /me thinks. The SNES adapter appears to be a tidbit wider--regarding the rubberish cosmetic portion.
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    I don't know anything about the US Virtual Boy's AC Adaptor, but I do NOT recommend using the NES adaptor on anything other than the NES! It outputs 9V AC, which could potentially fry consoles that require 9V DC.

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    As long as the output voltage isn't drastically different from that of which the system requires, there isn't much of a chance of anything frying. Nintendo re-used (or never- much altered) their Adaptors (nor A/V inputs) for a time.

    Direct vs Alternate Current: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/sfeature/acdc.html
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