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Atari Lynx AC Adapter Question

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Newbie Atari Lynx owner here. Just got a Lynx II with no power supply. System works on batteries and was wondering is there any other power supply from a different handheld work with it? Got a whole box of different ones but not sure where to go from there. Anyone help as to what else will work. Searched the web but couldn't find a definative answer. Thanks.

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Was going to post a nmew topic on here, but this post works...

I was wondering along these same lines.

I know the voltage: 9vdc, 1a.

I know the center pin is positive.

I was wondering if someone could give me the plug diamater.

I've seen some out there for 2.1mm and 2.5mm , wondering if they would work.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I was looking on the Lynx II and on the case it says 9 volts DC 3.0 W. Was looking at ac adapters on ebay and the atari one's say output is 9 volts dc 1.0 amp. Why the difference?

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I tried two standard universal power supplies today. One was a Jensen set at 9V center positive (600mA) and it works fine. Tried another generic at 9V center positive (500mA) and that works fine too!

 

I am pretty certain most universals with a 500mA and above rating (not to exceed 1A) set at 9V with center (tip) positive (VERY IMPORTANT) will work just fine. The Jensen is available at any Best Buy location.

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You can go above 1A, it's 9V that mustn't be exceeded.

I use a 7.5V transformer, but it's plugged to the batteries contacts, not the normal psu socket.

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