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    220 Volt Adapter

    I purchased a Wii in the U.S. and brought it with me to Thailand. Opened it, plugged it in, and *BAM*, I'm certain the power cord is blown. The sound came from the box on the power cord so I think the Wii console is ok though I have no way to test it. I assumed the Wii operated like all my other computer products in that it would work on 220 volt. Bad assumption. Is the solution as simple as purchasing a 220 volt cord here?

    Just a side note to vent. This is my first gaming console of any kind since the original Nintendo. What an unbelievable let down. I don't even have the entire thing unpacked yet.

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    Yeah that is a NO NO as the wii is 120 not 220

    you need the power conversion tips to convert the power from FORIEN to US


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    bunmer! hope you only fried the power adapter and not the wii.

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    Yes i had the same experience last month,,,,, the wii adapter was fried up.. But Wii was SAFE

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    Was your solution to buy a 220v power cord?

    Quote Originally Posted by aneeshchennai View Post
    Yes i had the same experience last month,,,,, the wii adapter was fried up.. But Wii was SAFE

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    Couldn't you just plug in 1 wire instead or 2 to make it 110 volts vac out of 220 volts vac??

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    I opened the power brick or whatever you call it. The side with the cord that goes to the wall looks burnt, but the side that goes to the Wii looks good. I'll buy a new 220v adapter in a few days and report back.

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    Is it true that all Wiis accept the exact same input voltage/amperage so 110v or 220v power supplies are interchangeable?

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    On any power supply you should match the output voltage and amps/watts. In the case of Wii, I'm 99.9% sure a 120V vs 220V will match but I suggest you look at them both and compare as it's always a good idea. Better to be safe then sorry.


    This is right off of my power supply:
    Input:AC 120V 52W 60Hz
    Output: DC 12V 3.7A

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    This was an easy fix. I just went to a big IT mall and found someone selling a new power cord appropriate for the voltage of the country I'm in. The Wii is in great working order. Time to softmod!

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