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Thread: How to get Sega Genesis in a car.

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    How to get Sega Genesis in a car.

    So, I've been searching around today and found that sega genesis power adapters are 120v in and 9-10v output.
    How do I find out what the maximum voltage is that the sega can handle? I was thinking about hardwiring it direclty to my car. My car gets a peak of 14v while on, but mostly stays at 13v. How do I know if this is too much voltage?
    I also found a car adapter for a game gear, rated at the same voltage but the current rating is different. The game gear adapter says 800ma while the regular sega pulls 1.2amp. So I don't think I can use it. Someone help me here.

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    why not just play genesis/mastersystem/game gear/megadrive on an emulator?
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    Because I have the sega just sitting here. Don't want to build a carputer for the car it's going in.

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    Voltage needs to be the same, amperage needs to be at a minimum of 1.2A if that is what it says on the regulator. You can use a 10v 400A regulator if you want, you will just waste a lot of power.

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    Any idea where I can get a regulator?

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    You could use a second car adapter for the Game Gear and wire them parallel to each other.

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    get a cheap inverter, simple and easy.

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    At present I am running an xBox off an inverter, but intend using a DC-Dc supply once I can get a second xBox to hack up and test.


    I also have a Sega Megadrive (Genesis) which I have contemplated sticking in the car but have so far decided against.

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    Do they make "cheap" inverters?

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    Would this work?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/FOR-CAR-POWER-OU...QQcmdZViewItem

    I would want to hardwire it up to my car since the cig lighter is all sorts of in the way.

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