Originally Posted by JaremyP
My hack job works like a charm.
Radio Shack Power Adapter #273-1696
Radio Shack 6" Power Lead #273-1742
Cut your sensor cord.
Strip it back and separate the wires.
Red is power, orange is ground.
Solder the red wire to the black/white stripe wire of the power lead.
Solder the orange wire to the black wire of the power lead.
Set up your sensor bar by your screen.
Plug in the brick.
Note that the Wii normally puts out 7.8 v. I have the adapter set to 7.5 and it works fine.
If you don't like this route, you can easily snip the wire and solder in an extension splice. I haven't tried this yet more than a 6" splice to test it out, but I have no reason to think longer lengths would fail.
so my 2nd sensor bar should be here today and i'm wanting to do the hard wired plug-in adapter hack. some questions:
are we in agreement that the power adapter from jeremy's post is a good one to use for longer range front projection setups? i'm at about ~13-14' back.
also if i want to eliminate the need for solder, can i simply cut the plug off of the adapter and use crimp style butt connectors instead? or is there enough lead on the tip of that adaptaplug (273-1742) to insert into a crimp butt connector? it's hard to tell from the picture. i guess i could solder, but i'm being lazy.
lastly, can someone confirm that this setup will allow me to stand about ~13-14' back no problem from a 92" diag screen?
i tried the 9-volt battery hack and while it works well, the battery doesn't last too long. i forgot to unplug it the other day and after 24 hours my reception distance decreased by quite a bit, almost half. i don't want to have to keep buying 9-volt batteries obviously.
thanks again for the replies.
/edit, oh and one more thing, this may seem dumb, but do you actually have to set the voltage on that adapter?