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Connecting PSX DualShock pad to PC

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Ricky Romaya, Jun 10, 2005.

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  1. Ricky Romaya

    Ricky Romaya Guest


    I'm interested on connecting PSX (Playstation One) DualShock gamepads to
    pc. I know there're tons of schematics out there. What I wanted to ask is
    the power requirements of the gamepads.

    Through pinouts, I see that the pad needs dual voltage, 3.5V and 7.6V. I
    noticed that most the schematics supply the 3.5V through 5V lead from the
    parallel port, while supplying 7.6V through a 9V dedicated adapter/psu.
    When I said supplying, I mean connecting, literally, without any interface.
    So the 3.5V is connected to 5V supply, and 7.6V to 9V supply. Wouldn't this
    over voltage burn the pad? Is it safe to do so?

    One more thing, do they sell psx gamepad female connectors (connectors
    only, not the extension cable)?
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