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My son plugged the Wii power supply to a 220-v outlet.

He did not push the on button though. What effect will this have on the console?

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The console is always on when it is plugged in. The transformer will take care of any excess power input, but if you have downloads running or that kind of thing the Wii will do them while it is plugged in. Treat the ON button as a sleep button rather than a power off one. A 220v power source won't damage the console.
When the console is plugged in and "switched off" the console uses the same power as a low energy lightbulb. 

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