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Power Switch (PS3 Slim) - £1.62 @ Deal Extreme

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The power switch is one of the features that Sony removed from the ps3 slim consol (along with other operating system). It’s great for people with ‘dongles’ who have trouble accessing their ps3’s main… Read More
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The power switch is one of the features that Sony removed from the ps3 slim consol (along with other operating system). It’s great for people with ‘dongles’ who have trouble accessing their ps3’s mains plug or if you don’t like leaving your ps3 constantly on standby.
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#1
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2320/sku489271.jpg
#2
Are they official? Or even safe? Like will it damage or anything
#3
i wouldn't mind on of these but would like to know what solidwarrior is asking
#4
SolidWarrior
Are they official? Or even safe? Like will it damage or anything
I have been using one for over 2 months with no problems, saves the hassle of getting around the back of ps3/tv unit to power off my consol
#5
Cheers. Looks like this will fit most appliances that use a "figure-of-8" connector which is quite useful.
#6
I fail to see how this would be useful. If it's fitted near the PS3 itself then the PS3 power button would be close enough to turn off. If it's fitted near the plug socket then turning it off there would be equally as easy.

In my opinion you risk damaging your PS3 for no reason.
4 Likes #7
Yeah you could just unplug the cable from the back and sit it behind the PS3 anyway? Also i know £1.63 isn't expensive but am sure the slim uses next to nothing left on standby? By the time you made up the £1.63 in standby time is this really worth the bother? I don't know the how much the slim uses on standby btw just wondering.
#8
ollieh1
I fail to see how this would be useful. If it's fitted near the PS3 itself then the PS3 power button would be close enough to turn off. If it's fitted near the plug socket then turning it off there would be equally as easy.

In my opinion you risk damaging your PS3 for no reason.
It plugs into the back of the ps3 slim consol so you can use the'new' switch to power off. I find that much better than trying to get behind the ps3 and look for the mains plug. It just gives the ps3 slim a switch so cant see how this would damage anything, it's either on or off
#9
I think they are useful for people who dont want to turn of their machine at the plug, for example if you have your xbox in the same plug, or your TV, but don't want to leave your PS3 on.

If you turn the machine off at the console currently, it goes into stand by, and is ready for you to turn it on with the pad.

Useful bit of kit.

Heat.
1 Like #10
ollieh1
I fail to see how this would be useful. If it's fitted near the PS3 itself then the PS3 power button would be close enough to turn off. If it's fitted near the plug socket then turning it off there would be equally as easy.

In my opinion you risk damaging your PS3 for no reason.


I don't put my PS3 on the floor next to my plug sockets. To get to the plugs I have to move the TV cabinet out of the way.

steev08
Yeah you could just unplug the cable from the back and sit it behind the PS3 anyway? Also i know £1.63 isn't expensive but am sure the slim uses next to nothing left on standby? By the time you made up the £1.63 in standby time is this really worth the bother? I don't know the how much the slim uses on standby btw just wondering.


If I unplugged the cable and it fell down the back it'd be a chore to find it again.

And any power saving is good, for your pocket and the environment.
#11
This was originally released for making Jailbreaking the PS3 a doddle, as it required to poweroff the console from the mains to JB it, but is no longer required, but it's a great piece of kit, I don't really use the PS3 that often, so when it's not in use I can just switch it off and i'm not wasting electicity on it being on standby, (or better yet accidently switching it on, when I accidently mistake the PS3 remote for the TV remote.)
#12
I didn't realise the slim PS3 didn't have a switch at the back. I suppose this could make it slightly easier if you don't have easy access to your plug socket.

Having said that I wouldn't trust anything from DX with my valuable electronics.

Edited By: olliehayman on Mar 22, 2011 15:53
#13
steev08
Yeah you could just unplug the cable from the back and sit it behind the PS3 anyway? Also i know £1.63 isn't expensive but am sure the slim uses next to nothing left on standby? By the time you made up the £1.63 in standby time is this really worth the bother? I don't know the how much the slim uses on standby btw just wondering.

I used to pull the cable out of the ps3 but on occasions I could hear it ‘crackling/arcing’ when I tried to plug it back in. I would advise people against doing this as you could damage your ps3.
#14
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?
#15
thesaint
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?

Don’t know to be honest but it will defiantly use less when powered off ;)
#16
i use one of those 3 way standby sockets things, the tv plugs into the main one and the ps3 is in one of the side ones, then when i turn the tv off it cuts power to the other socket, which in turn powers off the ps3.
1 Like #17
PS3 Fat ftw! :D

This looks like a good idea if you own a Slim though, pulling the cable out each time you want to use the JB dongle won't do it any good at all.
#18
GREAT idea! Heat added.
#19
i got it last time it was posted. definitely worth it. you dont accidently turn on ps3 :)
#20
u dont need to flick power anymore though,im pretty sure on latest version of the cfw u dont need to power
#21
Its supposed to be less than 1W power usage in standby, however some units seem to use a fair bit more for no reason at all.

If you dont have a faulty system, then <1W is absolutely nothing, making this device pointless for you.

My advice is to test the power usage yourself if you have the necessary tools, as it could save you a fair bit over the year.
#22
thesaint
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?

power saving isn't the point, when using a dongle you need to power down every time you use it.
ramiuk1
u dont need to flick power anymore though,im pretty sure on latest version of the cfw u dont need to power

you do on mine (PS-key)

Edited By: TH3R4POR on Mar 22, 2011 16:46
#23
thesaint
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?


by my calculations around 10p a day so £36.50 a year (I could be wrong but thats what I worked it out to be)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10318727-1.html

Edited By: Ruzzy on Mar 22, 2011 17:02
#24
TH3R4POR
thesaint
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?
power saving isn't the point, when using a dongle you need to power down every time you use it.
ramiuk1
u dont need to flick power anymore though,im pretty sure on latest version of the cfw u dont need to power
you do on mine (PS-key)


Why are you still using a Dongle?
2 Likes #25
These are a good idea if you (like me) have the Sony BluRay remote and often accidentally start up the PS3 by knocking a button - normally only when I am in a rush to leave the house!
#26
Who uses dongles anymore? Cfw all the way. These are still useful if a game black screens as you must power off to reset loader.
#27
thesaint
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?


no1john


Don’t know to be honest but it will defiantly use less when powered off ;)


It might be best to find out before purchase?

Ruzzy


by my calculations around 10p a day so £36.50 a year (I could be wrong but thats what I worked it out to be)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10318727-1.html


Firstly, let me admit that I have nil qualifications in maths, but I make it that it would take 115 days to use one Kilowatt of energy. A Kilowatt costs abot 12p doesn't it?

So, it would take about 4 years of your PS3 being switched off and never turned on for this to pay for itself.
#28
Also handy for Sky boxes.
#29
I got one of these to do the job..

https://www.freegreengadgets.co.uk/web/guest/sign-up

Although offer says its ended.. the form is still active..
#30
useless product.
#31
a switch is a mechanical device handling mains current.. it certainly could go bad. more likely to switch your device off when not wanted, less likely to start a fire etc.
and all devices with internal psus spark when connecting this type of lead. so.. better than constantly reinserting the mains lead, but worse than a wall switch.
#32
Will this work with the ps6? Cos that's what we'll be on by the time it arrives. Still waiting for my Mr. Bean teddies from last year.
Amateurs.
#33
Tequila
useless product.

Why exactly? I've had one for about 3 months and it's been great - certainly saves reaching around to find the mains socket or pull out a cable. Definitely worth a quid or two.
banned#34
deek72
Will this work with the ps6? Cos that's what we'll be on by the time it arrives. Still waiting for my Mr. Bean teddies from last year.
Amateurs.


Why don't you give them a call. you'd be surprised what a phone call can do with late orders. ;)
#35
Who'd have thought a cheap little switch could cause such a debate!
1 Like #36
Tequila
useless product.


Even more useless comment. http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/Smileys/classic/nodding.gif
#37
bykergrove
deek72
Will this work with the ps6? Cos that's what we'll be on by the time it arrives. Still waiting for my Mr. Bean teddies from last year.
Amateurs.


Why don't you give them a call. you'd be surprised what a phone call can do with late orders. ;)


It's unbelievable! I just spoke to someone who knows what's what. They said sorry, they don't know what happened but they're out of stock now. By way of compensation they are sending me £500 in vouchers and 4 tickets for the world cup final in 2014.
Result eh? ;)
banned#38
And then you woke up.
deek72
bykergrove
deek72
Will this work with the ps6? Cos that's what we'll be on by the time it arrives. Still waiting for my Mr. Bean teddies from last year.
Amateurs.


Why don't you give them a call. you'd be surprised what a phone call can do with late orders. ;)


It's unbelievable! I just spoke to someone who knows what's what. They said sorry, they don't know what happened but they're out of stock now. By way of compensation they are sending me £500 in vouchers and 4 tickets for the world cup final in 2014.
Result eh? ;)
#39
i got one of these and it was sh1t, you could hear it starting to fry at the back, better just to get an extension lead with separate switches for each plug
#40
thesaint
thesaint
How much electricity does a PS3 use in Standby?


no1john


Don’t know to be honest but it will defiantly use less when powered off ;)


It might be best to find out before purchase?

Ruzzy


by my calculations around 10p a day so £36.50 a year (I could be wrong but thats what I worked it out to be)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10318727-1.html


Firstly, let me admit that I have nil qualifications in maths, but I make it that it would take 115 days to use one Kilowatt of energy. A Kilowatt costs abot 12p doesn't it?

So, it would take about 4 years of your PS3 being switched off and never turned on for this to pay for itself.

It would likely be even longer than that.

If you constantly switch the thing on and off, the arcing across the switch would costs you more than having never switched it off in the first place!

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