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power adapter for sega mega drive 2

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I would like some advice regarding what universal power adapter to buy for a sega megadrive 2 (sega genesis jap version). The original ac dc adapter that came with the mega drive has the following specs:

Input: a.c. 220v 50/60Hz
Output: d.c. 10v 1.0A
4mm / 1.7 plug

I'm looking if any of these universal adaptors would work okay and won't fry the mega drive system: UNIVERSAL AC DC ADAPTER ADAPTOR SONY 1000mA 1.5 to 12 V: Electronics

Universal AC-DC Adaptor with Polarity Reverse Plug. Input: 110V or 220V (It's dual) 7 Output: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, 12 VDC. 7 WAY UNIVERSAL PLUG. 2 SONY PLUGS Power: 1000 mA To use with most portable electronic equipment such as: radios, cassettes, walkmans, calculators, video games, portable DVD players, Digital Cameras, and much more... * 1000 mA * Input: 110V/220V * 7 Output: 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, 12. * Plugs: o 5.5mm x 1.5mm (PLUG) o 3mm x 1.0mm (PLUG) o 2.35mm x 0.75 (SONY PLUG) o 5.5mm x 2.5mm (DC PLUG) o 5mm x 2.1mm (DC PLUG) o 4mm x 1.7mm (SONY PLUG) o 3.5mm x 1.4mm (DC PLUG) * Input Voltage Switch (110V - 220V) * Output Voltage Switch * Polarity Switch

or VCT VX-79NP - Multi-Purpose AC to DC Adapter Voltage Converter 110V to 240V with Multiple Tips(1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 and 12 Volts) -1000mA: Electronics


  • Converts 110V/120V Ac Power To Multiple Dc Output Volatge(1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 And 12 Volts)
  • Multiple Output Tips Included ((1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9 And 12 Volts)
  • Pin Sizes: 3.5Mm, 3.5X1.35Mm, 3.0X1.0Mm, 5.5X2.1Mm, 4.0X1.7Mm
  • This Converter Has A Fixed Output Of 1000Ma Or 1Amp.
  • Changeable Polarity. Easy Setup

or Hosa ACD477 AC 100-240V Multi Voltage DC Adaptor: Musical Instruments


  • Worldwide Input: AC 100-240v, 50/60Hz, adjusting automatically
  • Regulated Output: DC 3-4.5-6-7.5-9-12V, 1200mA max
  • High Efficiency: More than 80%
  • Six Adaptor Plugs: For use with most small home electronic devices
  • Short Circuit Protection (SCP): Self-protection against short circuit

Looking forward to your responses, thank you very much!

- Knil
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I just used a spare 10v 1.0a adapter on my Master System (very similar to the Mega Drive) and it works great. The ones you listed don't have a 10v output. A thrift store is a great place to get that adapter or eBay.
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