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PS2 slimline power issue.

Discussion in 'PS2' started by cokemusic, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. cokemusic

    cokemusic Member

    Aug 7, 2007
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    For some reason my PS2 Slimline adapter has completley stopped working , this isn't a problem with my PS2 ( I hope ) as I have tested my friends AC adapter on my PS2 and it worked just fine.

    I ordered a replacement adapter on ebay and it hasn't arrived for over a week , i'm hoping this is related to the postal strikes currently in the UK.

    Anyway i'm extremley bored and need a quick and cheap alternative , I tried connecting my 5V psp adapter to my PSP slimline which requires an 8.5V input but all it does it make the PS2 start up for about 2 seconds and then turn off.

    Anyway I was thinking that if I get a universal adapter and connect the 5V connector end to the PS2 then turn up the voltage to 9 ( because 8.5V isn't availible on the adapter) would the PS2 slimline work ?


    # Sliding voltage selector switch with power indicator.

    # Convert mains to 3, 4.5, 5, 6, 9 or 12 volts.

    # 7 interchangeable connector ends.

    # 1.8m lead.

    # Power on indicator.

    # For use with protable music players, DVD players, cameras, electronic games and most other portable devices.

    # Rated current of device must not exceed 1200mA.
  2. xhardc0re

    xhardc0re Guest

    As long as the voltage matches EXACTLY (not lower or higher) & the output regulates properly, go for it. Just keep in mind that if you fry your PS2 it will be over a $20 adapter. Palm Pilots & other stuff is less tricky, who knows with PS2/PS2/PSP? I'd be careful.
  3. NHS2008

    NHS2008 Regular member

    Dec 14, 2006
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    I am not sure I sometimes use my PS2 Slim adapter for my PSone (Small)
    Which requires a 7.5V and adapter is 8.5V I never had a hitch with this.
  4. xhardc0re

    xhardc0re Guest

    but you realize that if the voltage is too high, it could destroy your ps2/psp. Always match voltages to what they require. Not worth the risk

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