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If you buy a ps3 in America will it work in the UK?

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09/12/2011

It may bloody well not!

In general,North American power output from power plants run at 220v to the home receptacle. European power distribution is 110v output. Don't risk your console,damn things are expensive enough as it is.

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Last time I looked, the mains voltage in the UK was 230 - 240 volts, and I have an idea that US mains voltage is 110.

A PlayStation probably runs at a much lower voltage, typically between 5 and 12 volts which it gets from an appropriate mains adapter.

yes

But if you are going to spend the majority of your life in Europe then you shouldn't. If you are just traveling to Europe, then get a us. The ps3 is region free, but movies and ps2 games still are region locked. You will just probably have to buy a new power cord.