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220V power adapter for Nintendo Wii

Postby forestial » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:16 am

My kids have brought a US-model Nintendo Wii to Singapore.

The power adapter is 110V only, so we need to buy a 220V one. Needless to say it uses some silly proprietary connector so only an original Nintendo adapter will work.

Is there somewhere in Singapore that I can buy such an adapter?

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Postby OogieBoogie » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 1:31 pm

hummm that's strange, when i checked my Japan Wii few month ago, I remember it could take 220V... I didn't use it yet, but I'll check tonight.

Otherwise, I guess the easiest would be to go to a big game shop, and ask them to order a new adapter for you. Or just buy a volt adapter... maybe not the most expensive solution according to the power needed by the Wii

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Postby littlegreenman » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 3:51 pm

Easy and cheap: Go to DIY Homefix and get a stepdown converter. That is what I did and it works brilliantly well. A 40W units should be fine. If you want to use it for more than one unit at a time (like an xbox as well or DVD...) get 60 or 80 W. I bought mine there for SGD 15 I think and worked fantastically well for four years now.

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Postby OogieBoogie » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 8:34 am

indeed, the adapter just take 110V... But as the wii just need 45W, go buy a small power converter of 80W (just to be on the safe side)

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Re: 220V power adapter for Nintendo Wii

Postby lleitmotif-net » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:16 am

forestial wrote:My kids have brought a US-model Nintendo Wii to Singapore.

The power adapter is 110V only, so we need to buy a 220V one. Needless to say it uses some silly proprietary connector so only an original Nintendo adapter will work.

Is there somewhere in Singapore that I can buy such an adapter?


got my Wii in US for $250USD. came singapore spend $15 to buy adpaptor at siao choon, a gaming shop near sim lim square. works good! consider the amount i save for a US Wii set bought in US rather than SG. worth it!
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