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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tborg0, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. tborg0

    tborg0 Future Wii Obsessor

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    I was wondering. My friend :tard: said that since Wii uses a AC Adapter its unsafe to leave it plugged in. He says it will overheat and stop working. He said the GameCube adapter is the same way. This isnt the thing that bugs me too much. I dont mind unplugging it. But i was wondering that if u have to unplug it, how will you stay connected24 without power. and to receive the updates.? Or is my friend wrong (or crazy):eek:ut:
     
  2. Nerofog2005

    Nerofog2005 WiiChat Member

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    I leave mine plugged in all the time, but if your that concerned i would read the owners manuel.
     
  3. tborg0

    tborg0 Future Wii Obsessor

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    thanks !
     
  4. Wycky

    Wycky WiiChat Member

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    my Cube has been plugged in for over a year, and it still works
     
  5. thevarsmolta

    thevarsmolta Playing Nude

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    Umm, what? Since when are you supposed to unplug things that use A/C adapters?
     
  6. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    He's a moron. Enough said.
     
  7. mackiain

    mackiain WiiChat Member

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    Most things use ac adapters these days, phones, computer speakers, video game systems, shavers, etc.
     
  8. fuseman13

    fuseman13 Wii Member when

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    What? That makes no sense at all. Your friend is crazy.
     
  9. Flip

    Flip WiiChat Member

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    My friend told me that if you don't use it, you lose it. Is my friend crazy? :eek:ut:
     
  10. Pecky

    Pecky Iamgreg.co.uk

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    My friend said I should eat radioactive material and now people astare at me in the street.
     
  11. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    The Wii uses hardly any power, and for the 24connect uses even less power when in Standby. I hardly think it or an adaptor would overheat. As for PS3 or 360... Im kidding.. of course they overheat ;)
     
  12. americonium

    americonium WiiChat Member

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    Do you unplug your television when it's not in use? It has an ac adapter, it's built in. Same with virtually all of your home entertainment equiment. The Wii's power adapter is external for several reasons.

    1. Reduces internal heat.
    2. Reduces product size.
    3. Easier to make it internationally universal, due to the need to only change the shipped ac adapter, not an internal part.

    Your friend ( :eek:ut: ) probably has a father who hates the electric company. If you leave the Wii plugged in, it will consume electricity, but how much, well, not much at all.

    So leave all of your stuff (with the exception of the iron) plugged in. You'll be fine. And if you still have a question about the safety of leaving things plugged in, follow Nerofog2005's advise and consult your owners manual.
     
  13. csayers666

    csayers666 WiiChat Member

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    erm... What the hell is a 'NOOB' is it the equivalent of a 'f##king pleb' ???:wtf:
     
  14. vagrant

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    Not that it using an Alternating Current would matter, no, your friend is wrong.
     
  15. csayers666

    csayers666 WiiChat Member

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    it was a genuine question. no offence is intended to anyone. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  16. Half Empty

    Half Empty CHAD SMITH IS KING!

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    True that :thumbsup:
     

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