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    Hi, I was wondering if I am to buy Japanese console. Would I be able to just plug and play? Or I would need some sort of "power converter?" For example: JP 3do and JP Neo Geo cd. Please enlighten me, Thank you much.

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    just plug and play

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    I would use a converter, personally...but this doesn't seem to be an issue. A converter + power, that would be ideal.

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    Lol, I took your advice from last night ED. I bidding on some stuff on eBay right now. I also have another question for you. You said Neogeo system tells the game what language to play in. How about a 3do system? Would a JP system play US game in Japanese???

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    On the same subject...

    What voltage and polarity does the Famicom Disk System use? I'm assuming it probably could use a standard NES power adapter which is 9volts/positive. The FDS battery compartment (that has missing contacts on the one I've done some repair work on) holds six 1.5v batteries which totals 9 volts. So since it uses the same voltage as the NES it's probably safe to say the polarity is the same. Or am I mistaken?

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    *bump*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyRuxpin
    What voltage and polarity does the Famicom Disk System use? I'm assuming it probably could use a standard NES power adapter which is 9volts/positive.
    Whoa! Standard NES power supplies are AC not DC. Do not use them in anything except a NES (or an Odyssey2). I use a Genesis 9V/1.2A plug for my Famicom and FDS (model 1602 I believe).

    Most JP consoles work fine on US line current, but there are some that are too finicky to work consistantly. The Neo Geo CD can be picky with the voltage difference - mine will randomly fail to boot on US voltage, but with a US->JP convertor is far more reliable. And since it has a custom wackjob power supply, you can't just substitute a US adapter like you can most other JP consoles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyRuxpin
    On the same subject...

    What voltage and polarity does the Famicom Disk System use? I'm assuming it probably could use a standard NES power adapter which is 9volts/positive.
    My Twin Famicom uses 7.6v, not 9v. I wouldnt dare to try a normal NES AC adapter in it, but it might work anyway.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    No problem But I dont know how much voltage the FDS use or the Famicom. They might use 9v.

    If you dont know, Twin Famicom is a Famicom with build-in Disk System.
    You can read more about it here:

    http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/odd/scans/twinfamicom.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajaja
    No problem But I dont know how much voltage the FDS use or the Famicom. They might use 9v.
    Like I pointed out before, the batteries it would take total 9v (1.5v x 6) so it's probably safe to say it does for adapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajaja
    But I dont know how much voltage the FDS use or the Famicom.
    several posts earlier...

    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy
    I use a Genesis 9V/1.2A plug for my Famicom and FDS (model 1602 I believe).

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