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I wouldn't take any chances
I wouldn't take any chances with an expensive piece of hardware like the PS3. I would go out and get a power transformer/adapter just to be on the safe side. It's a minor expense when compared against frying your PS3 and having to buy a new one.
Arun, Have u tried plugging it in yet?
I also have a similar problem (got a PS3 from the US!) live in India 220V ~ 50 Hz so was wondering whether should return it back or just try my luck by plugging it in to the power socket.
Though most of the forums say that is has an inbuilt unoversal power converter, but wanted to check in this forum if u have got any other solution. Have u plugged it already Arun? Please do reply.
PS3 - Power supply
Ya man I have taken the Risk of Pluging it into 220V supply.
I works Fine.
Dont woory about it , I am sure all PS3 are universal supply.
You can Plug it directly to Indian Power supply.
Waiting for my PS3 AV cord now the ****** forgot it there (US)...so trying to find it in Pune..would you have any idea, where to find it in India - PS3 AV cord or maybe a Composite one?
You check it in ebay.in
You will find it.
help with us ps3 trying to make it work in india
i have just bought 80gb ps3 and i am wondering how to make it work in india does it have universal power supply and can i use it without a power converter please help me and give me some proof that it does have a universal power supply.
thanks in advance
Look at your unit.
The markings should tell you the valid AC voltage input range. I will never guess on this and since you have the unit you should be able to read off what is there.
on the unit its only says 100v
but people are telling me that inside it says 100v/240v
i just need confirm that if it has universal power supply
hi guys its me again
i was wondering if i could use a ps2 220v power cord which i have for the ps3 will it work ? will it fit in and work nicely?
help me please
thanks in advance
if i can't use a ps2 cord on the ps3 where can i get a 220v power cord the one on which the front pins are round. i am in America right now so help me and tell me where to get one
thanks in advance
Unsure if I can help here.
I supplied a link with pictures about the unit in question. You need to look at yours closely. If it only notes 100 or such Volts then your choice to chance it. I know I wouldn't.
I have a ps3 40gb from america and i was wondering whether you can plug it directly into a 240V(indian) outlet? the label says 120V~3A 60hz
can you plug it directly or do you need a converter? please tell me i need help really badly.
If that doesn't answer it then use the power converter from 240 to 120.
A Lesson Learnt in the Hard Way!
I would just give you a piece of friendly advice...
I also did purchase a Sony PS3 100V 3.5A [Made in Japan]version from Singapore in May 08..I got it checked it in the shop where I purchased it,..it worked absolutely fine..(FYI Singapore also works on 230V AC)..
I brought it to India and used it for hardly less than 30 mins..it worked fine..but the unit suddenly turned off and its not turning ON since then! The standby Red LED glows, but when I try to power it ON..the Red light turns into green for a split second and turns into a blinking Red LED mode.. till now I have not got a solution to this problem!
I have contacted Sony India, Singapore and Japan.. but as usual..no proper response from them..they say that I have send the entire unit back to Japan, where they would repair this unit and give it..that too on a charged basis..they are not even giving me warranty for this unit...
I have diagnosed the problem and found that the power supply unit has gone faulty..I was also misguided by people saying that..the PS3 has got a built-in multi power adopter..which is false!
Please send it or sell it back to the region from where you bought it.else you will end up in m state!
im in canada right now and i goin to get a ps3 will it be ok in the uk to use if i get a pc cable for my region plz answer fast
Just buy a kettle lead or PC lead when you get back to the UK and use that. It is dual-voltage, but Sony don't say much about it because they would rather you buy the local PS3 which they make more money from. I've got the 80GB MGS4 package (bought last week while on holiday in the USA) and it works fine in the UK. Also make sure the fuse in the plug is a 5amp fuse.
Thank You very much for your help.
Just one more question to make sure.
I was told by my cousin in canada that the japan one is universal but the us one is not.
Is that true?
Hi, your cousin has that a slightly wrong. The power supplies are the same all over the world inside (110-240V), but on the North American console it only says 120V on the outside label. The Japanese ones tell you more detail. I bought mine a couple of weeks ago and it is fine in the UK. Sony would rather you buy the British version because they make more money. You'll save about
PS3 80GB from US to India
I have bought an 80GB latest model from US in Dec and tried running in india using cheap voltage converter and faced the same issues like yours where system switched on and green light get blinked for some time and then back to red status. Then I packed back the system back.
I bought good power converter from market in Rs-500 and started running the system without any issue and only problem i face is that after some time system get switch off due to heating but if i run with good ventilation then it runs smoothly
Please try with good voltage converter and let me know.
Power convertor NOT needed
You don't need a power convertor. That is probably why you are having problems with it turning on and off. Just buy a PC or kettle lead with a 5 amp fuse in it and it will work directly from 240V. I am from the United Kingdom and we use the exact same volts and plug as India.
PS3 - problem
Can you help me out in the specs of power adoptor you bought for PS3?
I tried with a 110v adoptor which costs around 250, but its not working. Can you gimme the details pleas..
What for?! The PS3 has worldwide voltage (110-240V). A power convertor is NOT needed.
Not all types have dual voltage
u need to look for 110~240 on the label to be Dual Voltage....
some PS3 are FOR JAPAN USE ONLY and this type and other PS designed for certain region doesn't have dual voltage so be careful before bulging it in.
Yes they do
Ignore this comment above. The consoles don't tell you they are dual voltage on the outside label, even the JAPAN USE ONLY ones. The reason Sony do this is that they WANT YOU to buy the local machine made for the specific country you live in. They make more money from them. For example the PS3 80GB cost $399.99 (about
See Can some one give me some proof of your own ps3 opened up and showing that it is universal and with the UK power cord just for satisfaction you know what im saying. i just want a photo or a video on youtube !!!
Well thank you in advance!!!!
US PS3 in UK
I bought the US MGS4 80GB package while over in the USA on holiday and it works fine in the UK. Just replace the power cord with a standard kettle lead with a 5amp fuse in it. Look on YouTube for many videos and pictures by typing in "Universal PS3". You will see proof on there.
oh thanks i didnt think bout tht lol i no im abit stuped