DreamPSU FAQ’s

What Regions & Versions is the DreamPSU compatible with?
The DreamPSU is compatible with all regions and all known versions of the Dreamcast.

Does this work with the GDEMU or Original Console?
It works with both, I personally use it in 2 different consoles, one with a GDEMU and one without.

How is it powered?
The DreamPSU is powered by an external “wall wart” switching power brick via a DC Barrel Jack similar to what you would find on a Router.
Don’t forget, the cheaper the power supply is, the more likely there is going to be visual noise or quality issues.

Is a power brick included?
NO, a power brick is not included, however, 12v switching power bricks are readily available on Amazon, eBay and other online stores.

Do you have links to recommended power supplies?
The links below are known to be working without issue with the DreamPSU.
If you are can confirm that a power supply from a country that isn’t listed below work’s without issue / noise, let me know and I can include it in the list below.

UK 12v 3A: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001W3ZL58
US 12v 2A: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019SX6VIE
Spain 12v 3A: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B06XQWBJDR

What specification power brick do I need?
A Dreamcast without mods installed, a 12v 2A power supply should be fine, but 3A or more is recommended.

What size DC Jack do I need?
The DreamPSU will need a switching power supply with a 2.5mm inner diameter and 5.5mm outer diameter jack (5.5×2.5mm).

What polarity power supply do I need?
Centre positive. See the symbol below for reference.

What if i have interference on my screen?
Be sure you are using a good quality power supply, A cheap $5 power supply from eBay or amazon is probably not going to play nice with the DreamPSU / SaturnPSU. Be sure to get a power supply from a well known manufacturer.

What is the difference between DreamPSU and PicoPSU?
The DreamPSU is REALLY easy to install and has easily accessible pins for 12v and 5v along with a nice power jack that slots into the rear of the console without any modifications.

What color will the DreamPSU be?
The DreamPSU will be white.

What color will the Rear adapter be for the DreamPSU?
The DreamPSU will include 1x white and 1x black rear adapter.

Can I plug the DreamPSU directly into a 110v / 240v wall socket?
NO!! You will kill the DreamPSU and possibly the Dreamcast. You need to use a 12v power brick/adapter like the one recommended above.

Is there a warranty?
The DreamPSU does not come with a warranty (I’m not a huge company like Walmart), every DreamPSU will be fully tested prior to shipping.
The DreamPSU is a modification to your console that you perform at your own will, and RetroPSU will not be held accountable for any issues that arise by installing the DreamPSU.
If you are having issues with the DreamPSU you received, please contact me here.

How do you install the DreamPSU?
Full install instructions can be found here.