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Everything you want to know about the Jaguar power supply and power issues

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Information about the Jaguar and Jaguar CD power supplies:

 

What are the specs for the original Jaguar power supply?

9VDC 1.2A output center negative. Do NOT use a center positive power supply or the Jaguar will be damaged.

 

What are the specs for the original Jaguar CD power supply?

They are identical to the Jaguar console’s power supply.

 

Do the PAL units use different power supplies?

Only the input voltage will differ, the output specs will be the same.

 

Where can I buy an original Jaguar or Jaguar CD power supply?

B&C ComputerVisions

Best Electronics

The Goat Store

 

What other common power supplies can be used?

Anything with the above specs will work, though it is not recommended to go above a 10V output. The most common solution is a Sega Genesis/MD Model 1 power supply, any of the 1602 models will work.

 

Anything to be aware of when using a non-OEM power supply?

If you are using a Skunkboard rev1 and 2 boards, do not exceed the rated 9V output as the unregulated output is passed directly to the flash chip via the cartridge connector.

 

Are there any single power supplies that will power the Jaguar and Jaguar CD at the same time?

Any power supply that has a 9V center negative with an output of at least 2.4A should be suitable for this purpose. A Y-cable of the proper size (5.5mm OD x 2.1mm ID) can be used.

One supplier of an all-in-one PSU that is ready to use is here: Retro Game Supply

 

Troubleshooting a possible power problem:

 

My Jaguar doesn’t turn on, what’s wrong?

 

1. Do you have a cart in the Jaguar? If not, it won’t power on.

 

2. Start with the power supply itself. Are you using one with the above specs? If so, verify it is working correctly using a voltmeter or by trying it on another Jaguar, Genesis Model 1 or Sega Master System.

 

3. You may be using a dirty cartridge or your cartridge connector may be dirty. There are two pins on the cartridge connector that must complete a circuit via the cart itself in order for the Jaguar to power up. If this only happens with certain games, it is most likely an issue with dirty cartridges.

 

4. If you received the console used/untested and it does not power up the most likely cause is a blown voltage regulator as a result of hooking up a power supply with the incorrect polarity. AtariAge member SCPCD wrote up an excellent guide on the parts that have likely suffered damaged: http://scpcd.free.fr/jag/jag.htm#Repair

 

The parts are not custom and should be available from any local component supplier (Mouser, Digikey, etc). They are also stocked at Console5.

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Is it true that the Jag power supply was not a 64-bit supply, but merely two 32-bit power supplies running in parallel?

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Telegames.co.uk sell the power supplies for us who are in Europe. The above mentioned retailers are all in North America.

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Hello, I'm looking for EU plug jaguar power supply. American sites are no no since even if they have EU plug it is too expensive for buy.

Telegames has UK plug power supply and no specifications on it if it is OK. Voltage is OK, only need to change plug. Is it OK ?

What about this one on ebay ? http://www.ebay.de/itm/Transformator-Atari-Jaguar-Stromversorgung-macht-Macht-Power-Versorgung/202060414019?hash=item2f0bbd3c43:g:X8gAAOSw6HJZwQAl

Thanks

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Telegames has UK plug power supply and no specifications on it if it is OK. Voltage is OK, only need to change plug. Is it OK ?

Yes.

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Hello, I'm looking for EU plug jaguar power supply. American sites are no no since even if they have EU plug it is too expensive for buy.

Telegames has UK plug power supply and no specifications on it if it is OK. Voltage is OK, only need to change plug. Is it OK ?

What about this one on ebay ? http://www.ebay.de/itm/Transformator-Atari-Jaguar-Stromversorgung-macht-Macht-Power-Versorgung/202060414019?hash=item2f0bbd3c43:g:X8gAAOSw6HJZwQAl

Thanks

Yeah you can use that all over europe, just get a uk to standard adapter, thata what i used to do.

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Can you use a PSU for a PAL Jaguar on a NTSC Jaguar?

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Do the PAL units use different power supplies?

Only the input voltage will differ, the output specs will be the same.

So, yes. Edited by Zerosquare

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That wasn't a criticism, just a way to say that this question was answered in the first post of this topic.

Sorry, didn't see doctorclu's post.

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The power supply for my Jaguar will start buzzing after a while. As in, the wall wart itself will have an audible buzz/hum coming from it that gets louder the longer it is left plugged in. It seems to power the Jag okay, but it worries me that it may damage the Jag or that it is a sign that the power supply itself is about to go out. Any ideas? Just get a new one? It is an actual Jaguar part, not an aftermarket one.

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The power supply for my Jaguar will start buzzing after a while. As in, the wall wart itself will have an audible buzz/hum coming from it that gets louder the longer it is left plugged in. It seems to power the Jag okay, but it worries me that it may damage the Jag or that it is a sign that the power supply itself is about to go out. Any ideas? Just get a new one? It is an actual Jaguar part, not an aftermarket one.

It's probably just the winding of the transformer getting old and loosening up a bit/vibrating when it gets warm.

 

Have you checked the voltage from it?

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This was very helpful actually. I am trying to help out a local guy that got an untested Jaguar that will not power on, he has tested all the cables and everything apparently is fine but it will not power on. Likely it's that U38 chip then as madman linked to that one page. Very helpful and useful info!

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