Built and designed by Retrosix UK
The CleanPower for the Game Gear works on all Game Gear versions and just drops in without soldering. Simply unscrew your console, unplug the old DC board and plug in the new CleanPower board.
The CleanPower GG comes with USB-C power and can run from the original batteries of the console also. With support for hot-swapping between USB-C and batteries, when the batteries start running low you can plug in a USB-C cable and continue gaming without interruption or power down.
The low power LED that flashes on the Game Gear when the batteries are low will not flash when running off USB-C so it does not distract you from gaming while on USB.
The CleanPower GG can run without any batteries inserted if you want to run your Game Gear directly from USB-C only (or perhaps a 20,000mAh battery bank for an entire 24 hours of game play!).
As well as replicating the original power supply requirements the CleanPower GG ramps up its power rails faster, giving cleaner power on for the system.
On board power LEDs give clear indications when the power is OK and going to the Game Gear (green LED) and an LED indicating when the USB-C cable that is plugged in is providing power to the board (orange LED).
The CleanPower GG comes with a 3D printed support to cover the hole between the shell and the USB-C connector for a clean finish.
This board does not charge batteries. For a rechargeable battery and power solution use our CleanJuice GG (coming early 2021).
When using USB-C you can use Power Delivery chargers, standard USB to USB-C chargers such as the generic phone chargers, or any USB power device that can deliver at least 1.5A. Typically the Game Gear needs a boost over 1.5A for a short period like 100ms. Most USB power chargers are ok with a short over current burst so 1.5A power supplies are ok. If you have issues with lower power 1.5A supplies, use a USB-C power supply that can deliver 15W (3A).