Building a Sega Nomad Battery Pack from Scratch

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  1. Kouen Hasuki
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    I Was recently just shipped a Sega Nomad by a friend, Unfortunately it didn't include its battery box, So I got to thinking of making my own instead.

    What I was thinking was 6 AA's in an enclosure box wired to a typical Gen / MD AC Plug then using Velcro and double sided tape on the back of the nomad and Velcro glued to the new box to run it.

    Then I can run it of 6 High Capacity Rechargeable AA's, What I'm looking for is opinions on this potential design. From what I have read 7 to 10 Volt range is fine for the Nomad and 6 Rechargeable AA's would give 7.2v I would also use 2600 ones at least though I have heard of 3000 ones but I don't know if there any good since there's no name brand I know of supplying them and that's normally a red flag.
     
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    Finished building my Nomad Battery Pack!
    Testing (Using Game Gear, Colour lines are normal I need to fix the LCD):
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9chlx16n8k12d4c/2014-01-05 16.52.33.jpg
    Wiring and soldering it up:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/be2n2t2yxkqb03z/2014-01-05 18.45.05.jpg
    Testing on one of my nomads (yea I have 2 now):
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/32i8pifdcevl1ew/2014-01-05 18.48.58.jpg
    Making it it attach and detachable with velcro:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dba167tvhzohmfl/2014-01-06 14.04.03.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxpsxhdk3xwvrd8/2014-01-06 14.09.36.jpg
    Final Results:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ebzzvar2tg4pki/2014-01-06 14.11.55.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eo7vhmg4tv0c70m/2014-01-08%2014.41.32.jpg

    Please note the rechargables was a bit low before I started and the unit indicates a low battery like a normal battery pack
     
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    Nicely done! Looks better then the original, not as bulky atleast.

    As a suggestion, get the new NiMH rechargeble batteries with less Ah drop over time, like "eneloop" and the likes (they are also dirt cheap)
     
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    good fucken job nice

    it should last longer then the regular standard one
     
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    My Nomad never had a batterypack, and I was sad... I basically had a Sega Genesis with an LCD screen. :/
     
  6. Kouen Hasuki
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    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    Way ahead of you that's what I do use, get about 5 and a half hours outta em :P


    Deffo!


    Why not build one like I did, I can provide a link to the under 3 buck battery box I used :)

    Got a 2nd unit to do some work on now xD

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bl4vvywxfat3ge/2014-01-04 14.52.51.jpg