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Power Adapter for a Nintendo DSi Video Game

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Using the Right Size Power Adapter for a Video Game – The voltage and mA output are essential to maintain the acceptable power requirements for the video game.

Power Adapter for a Nintendo DSi Video Game

Power Adapter Question: I have a DC5V output from the wall adapter going into a DC4.6V Nintendo DSivideo game.

Will the extra .4V cause damage to the DSI in the short/long term?

Many thanks in advance for your expert help.

Thank You,
Brooklyn, NY

Background: James, a Homeowner from Brooklyn, NY

Additional Comments: It is great that you take the time and effort to supply valuable info for free- Thanks for that

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your power adapter question James.

The Power Adapter for a Nintendo DSi Video Game

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2 Responses to “Power Adapter for a Nintendo DSi Video Game”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Keith,
    It is best to find a replacement power supply with the same Input and Output specifications, or one that specifically states that the power supply is fully compatible with the specific device that you are providing power for. A power supply that is UL rated and comes with a warranty is very helpful as as well.

  2. Keith M says:

    I have read many of your articles about using the proper power supply. I am trying to replace a power supply (INPUT: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 0.8A; OUTPUT: 15V, 1600mA), but am finding it very difficult. As you had mentioned in this article “The voltage and mA output are essential”, is the input important as well? I have seen many replacement supplies similar to my model (SAW24-138-1500) with the Input as a single value (within the range), does that matter?