Usb Adapter for Nintendo DS

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Introduction: Usb Adapter for Nintendo DS

How to create an usb power adapter for your nintendo ds out of an usb cable & your nintendo ds charger.

Step 1: Analyzing

I noticed that my ndsl charger supplies almost 6v, so i decided to use a normal usb port to charge my ds, also because my pc can supply 5.1 volts that are perfect for charging it (and also because it is always turned on during the day).


1) Take apart your nds charger.
2) Look inside it & search for the power cord.
3) Using your tester(V), check & write down the position of the tiny cables inside the cord.
4) Close your charger, plug it on an outlet & write down the + & the - on the connector.

Step 2: Usb Cable

1) Cut in half your usb cable.
2) Plug it in your pc PAYING ATTENTION to not short circuit it.
3) Check + & - .
4) Desolder the nds charger cable.
5) Connect to the unplugged usb cable.
6) Solder the 2 cables together.
7) Solder the other half cable to the charger.
8) Close it & enjoy.

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    really good work!!! but i think it's a little complicate than buy a new cable for DS or a charger for DS!!

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    hello, i have a friend who supposedly used to have access to a cable that was from the ds charger to something that would connect to a projector (i would assume that it was to VGA) and it would display everything on the screen on to the projector, but it would drain the ds battery life, if any one knows about it plz tell me more, please note it wasn't me who was able to use this cable. and that i have never been able to see it in person. if anyone knows this instructable could help be used to fabricate the cable.

    why buy when you can make?

    lol, i do agree too.

    Charge DS from computer... Cool!

    nice Instructable. although it would be far simpler to just use a: USB A to 5-pin USB mini-B Cable (I'm certain it's the mini b). it just takes a little wiggling to get it in right but it'll work at least for the ds lite

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    No, different connectors. It could damage the port.

    i've done this for months with no sign of damage

    hmm, for some reason i am drawn to this... good work! i would try but i only have one charger, if i mess this up i can't use my DS.

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    I got a used DS charger off of Amazon.com for 50cents. (Plus 5 dollars s&h;)

    LOL. Shipping more expensive than product.

    I have only a charger too... just pay attention and don't be in a hurry.

    It's not gonna. The DS has internal circuitry to prevent that. The adapter just provides +5 Volts. USB power just happens to be 5 Volts, so this will work fine (so long as you don't screw up).

    what is the purpose?