The PlayStation 3 Slim is the second version of the PS3 video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released September 1, 2009.

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Voltage intake of the PS3 from US

I recently bought a ps3 slim (cech-2501b) from the US, and I am about to travel to Hong Kong, I know that voltage in Hong Kong is 220v. I also happen to know that the sticker outside of the ps3 is not entirely true because i have seen ifixit open one up, but that was a older model, so I am just wondering has PS3 change since?and if it did, what kind of stepdown converter do I nee, thank you very much.

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cling1 if you check on 220V power supply? and Is PS3 Dual Voltage you will find that the PSU is multiple voltage as the teardown on page step 12 shows. Good Luck and have a safe trip...

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But does the voltage change as the mode of PS3 slim change? if the voltage is the same, all I need is a new power cord from Hong Kong right? thank you so much oldturky03

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thank you abcellars but i just want to make sure, i dont want a "should be"and next thing i know i fried my ps3.

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Thank you ABCellars, so if i just get an adapter I can use my PS3 over sea? The model doesn't change anything with the voltage? This is some great news

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cling1, here are a couple more for your research Dual Voltage what ac cord to use for Europe and PS3 slim dual voltage? and Playstation 3 CECH-2101A dual voltage? so I am pretty confident that you wont have any problems with it. No the voltage does not change with the model. All you need is one of those travel adapters for your plug to fit the outlets in Hong Kong. I believe that most international airports even have a store that sells those. Got mine at Brookstone on my last travel to Europe. Sorry ABCellars I know it was directed to you

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thank you very much Oldturky and ABCellars, now i got it all figure out, I will have a great trip with my PS3, thanks for spending so much time and have the patient to answer this over asked question. Have a great day.

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Those PS3's You mention probably experianced a surge current and went belly up.

I can state that my UK PS3 [PHAT] runs on 240v at home and 115V at my workplace. There is no need to do anything to the ps3 - just make sure your kettle lead has he right plug for the socket.

It is my understanding that the slims also have this ability.

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+ Coxy, yes even the Slims have the dual power supply and work great. I think the biggest issue when traveling would be the reliability of the local power grids...

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Update on PSU's

I just checked my launch 60GB Model [Backwards compatible] and it is 240V only labeled on the PSU.

It might just be the very first edition PS3 that had seperate power supply requirements but i know that since the BC models were discontinued they used auto switching PSU's.

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Thank you everyone for these answers. I just moved to Hong Kong and held back on plugging in my US PS3 because I heard two stories of Americans frying their PS3 with a direct plug in. It didn't occur right away, but they said after a few months their PS3 just went tits up. What do you think happened?

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this is more an issue of the power supply TO the PS3 than the PS3 itself. Anything could have caused that and to give you an answer, more information would be needed. The PS3 PSU is appropriate for the dual voltage.

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It should work because I have worked with both 110V and 220V, but if you are too much worried you can get a voltage converter like 220Vto110V and make sure that it can at least provide 400 watts (or 500, you know just in case)

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