GCN Mod JPN AC adapter for another region

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I'm importing a Japanese GameCube and GB Player today (going with Japanese for various reasons) and my country uses PAL voltage.

The cheapest I can import a PAL ac adapter is $43 and I'd like to avoid the cheap Chinese AC adapters (I like my insurance policy). I can get a transformer to use with the Japanese AC adapter for $7 more but I hear insurance companies aren't too fond of those either.

Does anyone know if the GameCube AC adapter is is lying about being single voltage like the Wii U AC adapter?
Is it possible to mod a Japanese AC adapter to accept PAL voltage?
 
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Just got it today. The AC adapter screws were too tight to get it open so I decided to carefully test it and see if it gets hot quickly and what my multimeter reads off it. As soon as I turned it on I got a pop.
Gonna make more attempts at opening it to see what can be salvaged. I noticed that it's output is very similar to the Wii's so I might try replicating my Wii AC adapter.

So if anyone was wondering, no a Japanese GC AC adapter is NOT dual voltage.
 

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Experimenting with AC adapters can be very dangerous. If you don't have experience with AC adapter design, I suggest you take the safe approach and just buy a new adapter or converter.
 

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I am sure your insurance company would not want you modifying electrical adapters either.

This makes no sense why you choose to do this, if you are so concerned with insurance.
 
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What input does the Japanese AC adapter say on it, only 100V or 100V-230V?

Is there any reason why you can't get a AC adapter from your region?
looked allover the internet, all I can find is a cheap chinese dual voltage adapter that probably cut corners and isn't safe and a UK AC adapter that nearly costs as much as a transformer.


Experimenting with AC adapters can be very dangerous. If you don't have experience with AC adapter design, I suggest you take the safe approach and just buy a new adapter or converter.
Well, we gotta get the experience from somewhere right? That's why I have been asking the internet for some information on AC adapter design.


I'm quite safety conscious and wouldn't use my modified adapter if I felt I hadn't done a professional enough job.

Anyway, I blew it trying to test it and even if I salvaged it, it might be more trouble than it's worth to repair (there is a LOT of rattling inside)
I got my Wii AC adaper hooked up now (there's only a 4-6 watt and .45A rating difference) so I'm not really bothered anymore. Hopefully I can get a new Wii AC adapter before my brother's birthday since I'm giving him the Wii.
 

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