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Sensor Bar Extention

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by stock, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. stock

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    Hi, i was wondering if anyone knew the type of cable the regular sensor Bar uses. i want to chop it up and extend it about 2-4 meters so i can mount it at the bottom of my projector screen. i know i can do it easy, i got the tools, solder gun, shrink wrap, etc. just need to know what type of wire/cable to buy.

    if no one knows, its all good. thanks anyways.
     
  2. R_man_5k

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    I am in the same boat as you. I want to make sure I can extend the cable and then I will pick up a wii.
     
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    Well I believe its been reported that all the wire is going to the Wii from the sensor bar provides power...so I'm thinking it's gotta be a cable that just provides power.
     
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    Yeah the sensor bar doesn't send any signal to the Wii, it only uses that connection for power. The guys that did that video where they were playing in a movie theater used a battery pack rigged to the sensor bar. If you don't care about extending the wire, just cut it in the middle and take a similar gauge wire and splice in an extension. It only draws a few volts, but I can't recall the exact ammount.
     
  5. iplaywii

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    I don't understand why you need more slack? I'm putting the sensor bar on top of a 50inch TV and I have more than enough wire? Personally, I think it's to long! Put it in the floor, put it on top? Wheres the problem? Where are you placing your Wii at for the cable to be so short?
     
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    wow, quick answers, yea i can find out what it draws, i got the tools for that, volt meter. then its just a mix n match with the cables from the hardware or electronics store.

    thanks again fellas
     
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    When using a projector it's often on the other side of the room, usually mounted to the ceiling. This gives you 2 options, extend the sensor bar cable, or extend the composite/component cables. The sensor bar cable is the better way to go.
     
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    so you did it the el quicko way eh ?

    i got up in the roof and ran component cables to the projector and down the wall then soldered some plugs attached to a plate

    then i attached my amp to the component plate in the wall and then all my devices go into the amp and i control them from there
    playstation 2, digital tv, wii, dvd with harddrive and my laptop if desired

    as for the wire

    just cut it and find out
    i think youl find its just a standard 2 wire arrangement
    cut some off and go to the shop

    piece of cake
     
  9. Yellow_Wii

    Yellow_Wii wii owner since release

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    woah i got SO...much slack

    didnt think anyone wouyld need any more
     
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    Don't over-do it with the cable. Remember, the longer the cable, the more voltage-drop you will get, especially on low-volt DC applications.

    Only make it as long as you need, I'm not sure of the voltage/current rating of that Wii supply port.
     

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