Ok, moving to this thread for some questions. I've never had a japanese system before (except handhelds!), and the only foreign system I've used before is the Tectoy SMS 3, which all I needed was a universal adapter for! So I'm being lazy by not looking it up myself I guess but.... Am I right in saying I don't need anything to alter the power? And what about hook-ups etc. Basically, is there anything I need to be able to properly hook this up and play?
Post by playgeneration on Sept 5, 2006 9:00:24 GMT
Im not sure if it uses the same amount of power as a euro Master system console, if it does you can just use one of their adapters. I power my Japanese Master System with my UK console power supply. But if it doesnt use the same 10V as a master system then use the power supply that comes with the markIII, but you dont want to just use one of the 'shaver' adapter plugs with it. As you will be putting 240volts into a system that expects 110v. A stepdown converter costs about £20 from any electronics shop, which changes the 240volts from our mains into 110volts before it reaches the console at all. And you can then use that same converter for any other Japanese consoles you get
Post by playgeneration on Sept 5, 2006 9:15:54 GMT
Ive just done a quick search to find out a definitive answer for you. The console uses 9v 7.7w, which is different to the master system power supplys output. So you are best off using the japanese power adapter that comes with the markIII along with a step down converter.
The console has the same AV connector as MK1 master system and megadrive consoles, so you can just use your current scart lead.
Kenneth had some i was going to get off him but completing my euro collection and trying to get into my tec toy stuff abit has taken up my budget so perhaps PM him for a list, he has some pics aswell, some nice stuff.
I think there will be a voltage regulator in the console - I couldn't tell for sure, but if I see what it actually says on the system re:power I'll be able to tell straight away. Most consoles do have one.