Atari Power Adapter

PwrON 6.6 FT Long 9V AC to DC Power Adapter Charger for Atari Flashback 2 3 4 Classic Game Console
  • AC Input: 100 ~ 240V 50~60Hz
  • DC Output:9V
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  • Compatible With:Atari Flashback 2 3 4 Classic Game Console

Compatible power adapters for the Atari 2600 is a home video game console that was released in September 1977. The system popularized the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on swappable ROM cartridges, which first appeared with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976. It came bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and one cartridge – Combat or Pac-man depending on when you purchased it from stores (though not at launch).
The Atari 2600 was designed to be compatible with the cathode-ray tube television sets produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which commonly lack auxiliary video inputs to receive audio and video from another device. Therefore, when you want to connect your TV or other devices such as a DVD player for example, all it takes is plugging in one of these switches into an open signal input on your set’s tuner so that whatever comes through can reach every screen around town without interference!
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Modern Atari 2600 clones remain on the market. The TV Boy includes 127 games in an enlarged joypad and is a great addition for any classic game enthusiast. Unfortunately, these clones are designed for the original NTSC TV standards and power supply voltages. If you want to load in other regions or use your vintage cable box, a region-switching power supply is recommended.

The rounded Atari 1200XL clone is shown below on the left and the model on the right is an early 80s GameLine 2700. Both power supplies output 9VAC from a transformer to the Atari and are adequate for most uses.

New - AC Power Supply Adapter Charger Cord for Atari 2600 System Console
  • New - AC Power Supply Adapter Charger Cord for Atari 2600 System Console
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  • Input Voltage: 100~240VAC 50/60Hz, Worldwide Use; Output: DC
  • Short-circuit Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Over Heat Protection
  • Compatibility: This Power adapter will work with Atari 2600 System Console

The 2650 power supply shown on the left is very similar in appearance to the 1200XL and GameLine 2700, but features a switchable 6VAC output option. The 2700, when viewed with its top removed looks like the 2650, but has a switch for 6VAC instead of 9VAC. Comparing the two power supplies on the right shows that their internal construction is quite similar and using a low voltage setting should not affect your Atari’s performance.

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A closer look at the inside of the 2650/2700 reveals some differences in components from the 1200XL/2700. Notice that the filter capacitors are different and this has been verified with a continuity test on the GameLine 2700. The filtering capacitors in the 2600-2650 are rated at only .1µF, but this may not be worth worrying about in modified vehicles or for most TV applications.

In the 2600 the ground is connected to the white wire and in the 2700 it is connected to a separate shiny terminal. Your Atari will work without modification connecting either of these ground wires as they are internally connected together.

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The 6VAC RCA jack shown below in an early model 2600-2650 power supply can be removed if you don’t need the 6VAC option and this will eliminate two connections in your Atari. The ground wire from the transformer is removed through a hole in the metal casing, but can be reattached if desired.

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A look at the back of my GameLine 2700 reveals that I also have a switchable +12V to +6V AC output on my power supply. This can be very useful to use with many modern televisions that require a switched DC input via the RCA jack.

The metal shielding around the transformer in both power supplies was removed when I disassembled them and you should be careful when handling exposed wires from such sources. The GameLine 2700 has thicker gauge wiring and it is better insulated than the 2600-2650 power supplies.

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  • World Wide Input Voltage 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
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  • Tested Units. In Great Working Condition.
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Electrical tape can be used to cover exposed metal parts around your Atari and provide some added insulation if desired. I recommend using a 3 prong grounded AC adapter coupled with a well filtered power supply for retro gaming on TV via antenna or cable, but note that there are no standards for such supplies so you may still get noise or ground loops when coupled with your TV.

Designing your own power supply can be a fun project, but make sure to follow proper safety procedures and label all exposed wires for later connections.