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Intec multi-tap, AV selector & remote, power hack
Intec multi-tap, AV selector & remote, power hack –
This device acts as a multitap for the PS2 slim, a s-video and composite capable A/V switch, as well as a v9+ PS2 remote. I bought this mostly for the A/V switch capabilities as I wanted all my stuff on s-video, but only have one input.
It works great, except for one strange design choice. The unit is powered by the PS2 controller port, so the multi-tap must always be plugged into the console and the PS2 has to be on for ANY input to be usable.
This is the power hack I made to fix that problem.
* PS2 controller extension cable or PS2 to USB adapter, in my case an old kikijoy PS2 to USB adapter that only worked in win 98.
* AC-DC inverter that outputs 5v and at least 500ma
* Electrical tape
* Heat shrink (optional)
* Soldering Iron
* Wire cutters/strippers
All I did was cut the USB end off the PS2-USB adapter, as well as the connector off the AC-DC adapter and solder the positive wire or the two devices together, and the inverter negative to the USB ground wire. If you are using a PS2 controller extension cable make sure you cut off the correct end and use a PSX pinout to help you know which pins are the 5v power and ground pins.
I tested it, then heatshrinked it up. It has been working for a couple weeks now with no problems.
Sorry I don't have any WIP, or completed pics. This really is about as straight forward a hack as can be done.
Link to purchase online. I bought mine at a local fry's electronics for $10.
** I'm not liable if you screw up your hardware doing this hack. Proceed at your own risk.