where to buy stepdown convertor????


Custom User Title,
Have you given "Radio Shack" at try? Last time I checked, I thought they carried "step-down converters".


Galford's Armourer
I picked mine up from Fry's in Southern California. I am not sure if Radio Shack carries them but its worth a try. You should also be able to buy them at a real electronics store (the ones that sell resistors and capacitors and that kind of stuff).

The one I baught is both a stepdown and stepup converter (120V to 100V and vice versa), can handle 100Watts of power and costed $20. I have not noticed any difference in the way my Japanses NEO CD handles but hopefully it will prolong its life in the long run.


Hey All,thanks for the info, but radio shack
does'nt have anything,will try Fry's, will
keep trying!! Seee yaaa!!


B. Jenet's Firstmate
I bought mine from Radio Shack. I had to get it for my Euro Neo Geo. It works great. Try a different Radio Shack some stores have different stuff. Make sure you also ask the people there, and be sure they know what they are talking about.


Custom User Title,
and be sure they know what they are talking about.

LOL! That's something which is usually way too much to ask for when it comes to dealing with Ratshack employees. Sure, some of them know their stuff, but most of em' don't.

Fry's RULES. They're the best general purpose electronics store in my area, bar none. There is a Fry's that's about a 20 minute drive from where I'm currently located, and it's always well worth the trip when I need something!


B. Jenet's Firstmate
I have a question concerning the step up and step down converters. Do the European Neo models require more voltage or less voltage. Because on the converter I got it states that European Watts need to be upped and not downed. Which way is it???
The power output here in Europa is 220-250 V.
That means higher output. The Neo it self runs surely on the same voltage level.



As requested by some people I was talking to at Otakon, I am bumping the old step-down converter thread. Here is some updated info:

Radio Shack is online but I have not been able to find any of these listed.

The Stark Electronics link that asam79 provided is still good.

And Fry's Electronics now has an online retailer here:
<a href="http://www.outpost.com" target="_blank">http://www.outpost.com</a>

This is where I picked up mine, much recommended!
Umm, dude, you're in America. Step-down is for us in Europe (220V) to run your (120V) products. Steps 220V down to 120V.

You want a step-up. Well they're available from:

<a href="http://www.radioshack.com" target="_blank">www.radioshack.com</a>
<a href="http://www.mcmelectronics.com" target="_blank">www.mcmelectronics.com</a>

and other good electrical suppliers.

In the UK, step-down is available from:

<a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk" target="_blank">www.maplin.co.uk</a>
<a href="http://www.rswww.co.uk" target="_blank">www.rswww.co.uk</a>

However, if you're using it for AES, don't forget you can just use a US PSU. Check what your PSU gives out (e.g 10V 1.2A, 5V 3A etc) and get a REGULATED one from your local radio shack. Make sure its either AC or DC!!!!

Most consoles will be fine with you doing this - apart from psx saturn etc where the PSU is internal. A lot cheaper than a decent step-down, which is about $50!


Originally posted by eggplant_casserole:
<strong>Umm, dude, you're in America. Step-down is for us in Europe</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's a little confusing because there are 2 conversions going on in this thread. The one that some (not all) Japanese products require to run in the US is step-down (US 117V to Jp 100V). If I wanted to run a Euro product in the US, then yes I would need a step-up.

Poison Sama

<a href="http://www.lik-sang.com" target="_blank">www.lik-sang.com</a> carries lots of different video hardware.
But, most of you have probably been there already...
Sorry, if I didn't help...

[NOTE:I do NOT recommend buying from lik-sang with anything other than a CREDIT CARD!]

I live in San Diego, CA. There's a FRY'S real close to where I live, and yes, it is a great place!
[Assuming anyone cares]