Battery power for psx?

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Battery power for psx?

Post by Quall » Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:45 am

Hello. I was thinking about doing a portable ps1 mod, and was wondering if anyone knows what type of battery pack I should use. I have read that camcorder batteries work well, but have seen some that costed a hefty price. The battery will also be powering an LCD screen (5") that I have not yet chosen (so i am unsure on the votage needed). I was hoping to get at the very least 2 hours of play with it which is why i bothered to ask. I was also thinking that I might hook the lcd to a seperate power supply, if it would add a descent amount of game time.

I guess this questions is for people that may have already done this mod. And I'm asking for a little insight. If you have, care to share some?
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Post by az_bont » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:57 pm

The best way to extend the life of the LCD screens for the PSone is to replace the backlight with two white LEDs. They give you a considerable deal more battery life, and the result is much the same. You can also do something to a particular point on the mainboard of the screen to force the brightness up. There's more in-depth information available here: http://www.doomportables.org/video.html#backlight

Good luck with the mod :D.
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Post by Quall » Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:20 pm

Thanks, if I ever get started/finished, I will post the pics.
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Post by riva16 » Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:39 pm

Definatly replace the backlight with LEDs... Make sure to make a detachable power conenction for a wall plaug so oyu can use it when near a wall... Just becuase...
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Post by Quall » Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:03 am

yah,. i planned on doing both. I wouldn't want to have to wait for my battery to power up every time I wanted to play the playstation. I will probably add a coaxial plug to output too a tv too, it wouldn't hurt.
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Post by riva16 » Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:04 pm

If there's AYTHING you need to know about PS1, I'm the one to ask... I knowa lot! Like the possibility of creating a portable ps1 isn't very practical, unless you have the tools... someone liek me couldn't do it... I don't have CAD machines that make whatever you created through CAD or anything... Computers and machines that mold plastic how you program and stuff... That would be sweet... I would have some serious customized stereo and video game equipment if i had that... Sweet! :)
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Post by Quall » Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:45 am

:)
Well, you needn't a CAD machine and machinary for the case. Just some dimensions and a home made plastic vaccum form table. If you have a shop vac, a cookie sheet to poke holes in, and a frame to put the plstic in while you melt it in an oven, then creativity is the hardest part (in making the case). Luckily, I have all 3, although, I would make a poo case first.

The rest is just screw drivers, a dremel , and a soldering iron. My ps1+LCD should be delivered about thursday.
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