08-30-2009 06:53 PM
how big is the fan inside the slim anybody open it up yet? THATS my main concern
08-30-2009 08:38 PM
doesnt it fit only one way?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_MPAvKJGOw look at 0:55
you can plug it in backwards. although I'm not convinced it would matter AC power 2 pronged means no ground and since AC flows in both directions I'm not sure if there is a such thing as "backwards" unless the ps3 power supply was expecting +120vac instead of -120vac ie: recieving the power out of phase.
but I don't have a slim so I'll trust the OP, especially if he says the cord is labled.
It is called Polarization.
plugs and sockets are those designed to connect only in one orientation, so the live and neutral conductors of the outlet are connected (respectively) to the live and neutral poles of the appliance. Polarisation is maintained by the shape, size, or position of plug pins and socket holes to ensure that a plug fits only one way into a socket. This is so switches interrupt the live wire. If the neutral wire were interrupted instead, the device would be deactivated but its internal wiring would still be live. This is a shock hazard; if the energised parts are touched, current travels to earth through the body. Devices that especially present this hazard include toasters and other appliances with exposed heating elements, which with reversed polarity can remain live even when they are cool to the touch, and screw-in light bulbs—with reversed polarity, exposed portions of the socket shell remain energised even though the lamp is switched off.
Interchange of the live and neutral wires in the wiring behind the walls or in the hookup of sockets defeats the safety purpose of polarised sockets and plugs; a circuit tester can be used to detect swapped wires.
08-30-2009 08:38 PM
08-30-2009 08:40 PM
So is the other end of the cable polarized? The end that goes into the wall socket. Because if not, it doesn't matter what direction the writing is facing, since you can reverse the "polarity" at the socket.
This whole thread is just nonsense.. There is no polarity in AC. Alternating Current.. Look it up.
Edit: Never mind. I answered my own question.
As you can see. The cord isn't polarized at the end that goes into the socket. so there really is no point in worrying which side is up on the end that goes into the PS3, becuase it will be different for everyone.
08-30-2009 09:17 PM
BIGJOE JGDE- I did what you said and it didnt work the ps3 slim just stays on for a few minutes then it says its hot and turns off. do you think i have a defected ps3 slim??? i dont know whats wrong with this station i just got it a few hours ago and the minute i out it on it turned off
that has got to be a defective one, provided that you placed it in a well-ventilated area and it still happens. take it back if i were you.
08-30-2009 10:41 PM