Does an imported PS3 need power conversion kit?
My son was recently given a present of a PS3 which was purchased in America. I have been told that he should not use it here without the use of a "Power step-down converter". Is this correct?
If so what size of converter should I purchase?
Open it up and look on the powersuppy (or the PS3 if it is built in) - It will say what voltage it cn take - if it is 110-120 then you need a converter, if it says 110-240 then you will just need to change the plug.
If you need a converter - look again at the label and see what the wattage required is (probably 70W but could be more) then go to your local electronics store (Maplin in the UK) and buy a step-up converter that is considerably (50%) greater power rating than required.
Better still, if the powersupply is external just buy a new powersupply on Ebay/local games shop). Step-up converters are very noisy - create a buzz like a fly killer in a butchers.
Hope this helps.
What does the box say. Most new equipment is rated 100 to 250 volts and only requires the plug to be changed.
If it says 115 volts, then go to a travel dealer and get a travel adaptor to English plug, UK voltage 240 volts.
Any Sony dealer will sell you a new power kit.
You might want to check..,
but on the back of mine it says.
If it says that on yours, then no converter is required, just a UK mains lead.
Nope - you dont need a power convertor
The ps3 has an internal switched power supply - you can use a standard kettle lead or pc monitor power cord to power the ps3..
No Worries ..
It works fine - just switch the power lead for a UK power cable. I have had mine since June and it has been on pretty much the whole time .. no problems!