I have our Wii hooked up mainly to a TV that the kids use on a regular basis, but often, I hook up the Wii to our projector place it in my A/V rack. I really would like to have an extra power supply so that it makes swapping much easier.
I see there are many on Ebay but they all seem to be non-OEM. Has anyone tried them or should I stay away from non-oem?
"Why buy a refurbished from Nintendo direct @ $15.00?"
Because the $15 Nintendo one has a far, far lower chance of burning your house to the ground? Some things are great when they are super, mega-cheap China specials. Power supplies are not one of those things.
Darklord: You may be right. I build my own & friends PC's & I never cheap-out on power supplies. It's only Corsair or Seasonic & sometimes Antec if on sale. I thought the power requirements for the Wii is so low, that a 3rd party manufacturer would be fine. BTW...I never been a fan of any refurbished product.
I bought the monoprice one before and it crapped out on me in 2 months. It developed a high pitch whine, and now sends video noise through the picture whenever I use component cables, and the picture gets wavy if I use 480p. Replaced with an official nintendo adapter and the problems went away.
My experience with monoprices wii products have been very underwhelming, but the rest of their product catalog I have been very satisfied with.