Battery Pack

From Sega Retro

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Battery Pack
Made for: Sega Game Gear
Manufacturer: Sega
Type: Battery pack
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥6,8006,800[1] HGG-3005
Sega Game Gear
US
$49.9549.95[2]
Sega Game Gear
US
(with AC adaptor)
2105
Sega Game Gear
EU
MK-2105-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[3][4] MK-2105-50

The official Game Gear Battery Pack (バッテリーパック) is a rechargeable battery pack for the Sega Game Gear, and the first released by Sega. It provides an alternative to spending a fortune on AA batteries by having something which can be charged and reused.

Hardware

The Battery Pack contains several Nickel-Cadmium rechargeable battery cells and plugs into the Game Gear's AC adaptor port. The Battery Pack is an odd device which hangs out of the unit, adding to the questions of whether the Game Gear is a truly portable console. It was designed to clip onto a user's belt, though the obvious assumption it makes is that Game Gear users were wearing belts, else it would dangle around and be damaged.

Though in retrospect it appears to have been poorly designed, Nintendo originally had the same idea with its Game Boy equivalent battery pack. What separates the two is that the Game Gear's battery pack is substantially bigger and inconvenient.

The Battery Pack can be recharged with the widely used Sega MK-2103 (or equivalent) AC adapter. The unit would be replaced in North America and Japan with the PowerBack Rechargeable Battery Pack, possibly inspired by better designed third party alternatives.

Magazine articles

Main article: Battery Pack/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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FI advert (1993)

Physical scans

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
Game Gear, JP (newer)
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BatteryPack GG JP Box Bottom.jpg
Cover
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Manual
Game Gear, US
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Cover
Game Gear, US (with AC adaptor)
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Cover
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
Game Gear, CA (with AC adaptor)
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Cover

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Game Gear

References

Sega Game Gear Hardware
Game Gear Variations Sega Game Gear (Japan | North America | Europe (West | North | South | Central and East) | Other Regions) | Wide Gear
Add-ons Action Replay | Game Genie | Master Gear Converter (Gear Master | Nuby Converter) | Stereo FM Tuner | TV Tuner
Cases Carry-All | Deluxe Carry-All Case | Gear Bag | Holster Case | Standard Carrying Case | Soft Case | Third Party (Play & Carry Case)
Accessories A/V Cable | Battery Pack | Car Adaptor | Car Antenna | Cleaning Gear | Gear-to-Gear Cable | PowerBack (Third Party) | Screen Magnifier (Wide Gear | Super Wide Gear | Third-Party)

Handy Gear | Master Link Cable