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    Default Is this power supply safe to use for the Sega CD-X

    A friend of mine is planning on buying a CD-X soon, and it's most likely going to be one without any accessories. I told him I have plenty of Genesis 2 A/V cables to spare, but when it comes to getting a power supply he's looking to get the best deal he possibly can (although he's willing to pay the high price for a very good or official power supply if he has to). Anyway, is this a decent enough power supply for the Sega CD-X?

    https://www.amazon.com/Accessory-USA...x+power+supply

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    They didn't show us the label-side of the adapter. I'd say pass on this one, you really want one that's UL, TUV or Intertek certified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eep386 View Post
    They didn't show us the label-side of the adapter. I'd say pass on this one, you really want one that's UL, TUV or Intertek certified.
    Yeah, my friend and I both agreed it's not worth the bother to get this power adapter. He bought a decent custom made one from France.

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    I concur with the opinion that getting a high quality, certified supply is the safest option. As an example of why, I just took possession of a Super Famicom that was supplied with a cheap Chinese supply rather than the original. The SFC produced a picture that was so noisy that I was thinking about returning it as faulty. On a hunch I hooked it up with my Mega Drive 1 PSU, which is the same polarity and voltage, and lo and behold the noise was gone. The output on some cheap supplies in scarily bad.

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    I have a few extra power supplies that I bought specifically for the cdx/x'eye before I sold off most of my consoles. All power properties match except it has extra amperage (which is good because the system will only use what it needs so it's just there in case the system needs it). $20 including shipping to the lower 48. Pm me if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nieds16 View Post
    I have a few extra power supplies that I bought specifically for the cdx/x'eye before I sold off most of my consoles. All power properties match except it has extra amperage (which is good because the system will only use what it needs so it's just there in case the system needs it). $20 including shipping to the lower 48. Pm me if interested.
    That's a solid deal for anyone looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xelement5x View Post
    That's a solid deal for anyone looking!
    I would agree, and, good news, I also have 2 that are brand new in case you want to go that route. I can do $27 shipped (for S/A members) to the lower 48 for those as well if anybody is interested. I was planning on pairing these up with my CDX units for when I sold them, but I must have forgotten all about them so they can definitely go. Also, of note, I picked these particular supplies because they are skinny so they don't take up multiple outlets and the prongs are collapsible so they are easier to transport without damage. I still own one x'eye and one cdx so this is the power supply I use and trust.
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    Sorry for the late update, but he already has long gotten his power supply from Europe several weeks ago. It actually didn't take that long to come in the mail. He bought an official North American Sega CD-X power supply for I think $40-$50, around the price I believe. Those are good deals and I appreciate the offers, but he's already gotten the power supply (and the CD-X).

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    No problem. Just an offer.

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