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Does the PS3 have *universal* power input or not ?
Does the PS3 have *universal* power input or not ? –
Hi guys! Well as you might know, I am thinking of importing the MGS4 PS3 Bundle to my country (Pakistan) from the US, when it is released there on June 12th.
The problem is that in the US, 110V~120V is used, while in Pakistan, 220V~240V is used...
Regarding the above problem, I have searched considerably on the internet...Some people say that the PS3 has a universal power input i.e. accepts BOTH 110V and 220V, EVEN if it does NOT say as such on its sticker !!! ..... While others say that the PS3 power input range is region dependent, i.e. a US PS3 WILL require a transformer for working in 220V places, and vica versa...
So I am confused....Can someone please clarify the above confusion for me and for many others reading this ?? With some proof for whatever they claim....
Thanx in advance guys
Oh, and dont worry about the NTSC/PAL thing...I've got that sorted out
If it says 50/60Hz it most likely has a Universal Power Supply that autoswitches between 110V and 220V.
but there are some PS3's which only say one of these, but in fact work on both...whats the deal with that ?!?
Miss labelled for marketing purposes, I believe no international company would produce a non Universal Power Supply in the year 2000 an beyond. It just does not make sence to make different power supplies, it would change the production pipeline...
Originally Posted by ahmadka2
OK, here's something that might prove this thing as one way or another....
As you might know, there is a power supply inside the PS3, which provides power to all the components in the PS3.....the power supply has a grey coloured sheet wrapped around it...and on this sheet, the *exact* I/O is indicated, i.e. the required voltage/amps, etc... because this is made by a 3rd party company, not Sony...
if someone who has a US PS3, which read 110V on the outside sticker, can just open up their PS3 a little bit, and take a snapshot of what written on this grey sheet....to make it all clear...that even if it says 110V outside, it says 110V~240V inside, proving that the PS3 has universal power supply... please take a snap of the outside sticker too from the same model, to help prove this point..
I know its a lot to ask, but it would really flush out all my doubts...
Alle the US PS3s still state 50/60Hz underneath AFAIK and that gives away the 110(60Hz)/220(50Hz)
'As Far as I know'.. :P
anyways, yeah, I hearing the same things, that US PS3s have universal PSUs...but nobody's giving any proof :P
Isnt there anything on the instructions booklet or the box about power usage? Almost all electronic devices have a label stating the power requirements and restrictions.
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they have those manuals/stickers, but they all say that PS3 has regional PSU's.....but actually, this is a lie in most cases, as there are many people on the internet who have reported that their PS3 is 'meant' to run on 110v ONLY, but actually also works fine in regions like Europe !! So Sony is lying.. :P
I already know this...What I am trying to figure out, is specifically which series of console *have*, for *sure*, universal PSUs, even if their manuals/stickers states otherwise...
Many people say that their US PS3 work in Europe...but nobody is explaining the general 'pattern' which determines which PS3s have universal PSUs..
there is test data, but no theory for curious people like me :P