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General => EverDrive 64 => Topic started by: keeper7 on May 02, 2019, 11:03 PM

Title: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: keeper7 on May 02, 2019, 11:03 PM
I'm asking because the Everdrive itself is already consuming extra juice to work and If I add one more thing that requires more energy maybe it can cause damage to the cartridge, console or maybe both?
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: FeverDrive on May 03, 2019, 04:32 AM
I think as long as you use an original power supply you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: Alvis on May 03, 2019, 07:29 AM
Speaking more generally, is there ever a case when an underpower situation could outright damage console hardware?

I've seen plenty of circuits have unintended behavior when given insufficient voltage, but my (admittedly extremely limited) EE knowledge struggles to think up situation when solid-state circuitry would be permanently damaged by under-voltage conditions.
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: r1ggles on May 03, 2019, 12:52 PM
Works great, however make sure that you don't use more than 2 controllers with this mod, that's how many I feel comfortable with using at least.
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: fabio_rosendo on May 03, 2019, 04:39 PM
I have one, and like was said,...................do not use more then 2, to not damage your power supply.
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: FeverDrive on May 04, 2019, 08:47 AM
Speaking more generally, is there ever a case when an underpower situation could outright damage console hardware?

I've seen plenty of circuits have unintended behavior when given insufficient voltage, but my (admittedly extremely limited) EE knowledge struggles to think up situation when solid-state circuitry would be permanently damaged by under-voltage conditions.

I think when the power supply receives lower voltage it's forced to draw more current in order to mantain the power. More current = more heat = problems.
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: carlreid on August 30, 2019, 06:21 AM
Have never had a problem, that being said I only have one no battery modded rumble pak.
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: Arthelion on August 30, 2019, 06:06 PM
I had no idea this was a thing.  1 google search later I'm prepping to mod my rumble pack.  Is there a central area where all of these helpful (relatively simple) mods are compiled?
Title: Re: Is it safe to use Rumble Pak no batteries mod + Everdrive64?
Post by: Marteicos on September 04, 2019, 05:59 PM
I think that Nintendo decided to use batteries to avoid problems when in case of four players use the rumble feature.