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    Default PS3 Power usage

    Hi, son just bought a PS3 and has set it up ok, it is connected via wireless to my modem/router. All goes fine no probs so far.
    What I would like to know is, does it draw much power when not in use, eg. it is off but in standby mode? (red power light is on)

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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    "I've just plugged the power meter into the ps3, 35watts sitting there with the red standby light on, idling when turned on 135watts"

    From here.
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...m/1124560.html

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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    That seems a bit fierce

    More like a drive-by than stand by
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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    I'd be switching the bugger off at the wall, myself.

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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    "I've just plugged the power meter into the ps3, 35watts sitting there with the red standby light on, idling when turned on 135watts"

    From here.
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...m/1124560.html
    Hmmmm......... yeah 35 watts seems high, but there are so many different opinions in that thread, it's hard to get an accurate figure on it.
    Thanks anyway for your replies.

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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    Word is PS3 >>>> Xbox360

    Xbox360 approx 50% failure rate due to over heating.
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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    That may depend on WHAT Xbox you've got. I've been using mine for 15 mths or something. It hasnt overheated / died yet

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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    I heard a year or so ago that having both a PS3 and Xbox 360 on standby will cost over $500 year in electricity costs.

    So I have had a master switch built into my home entertainment system which shuts everything down completely when I walk out of my HT room.

    Dunno if it was true or not but I'm happy shutting everything down with the master switch when I'm not using it!
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    Default Re: PS3 Power usage

    I wouldn't worry about the power usage, it's the data consumption. I forgot to strangle it's connection a month or so ago & it sucked down 1.4Gigs in a day. Being as though there is no contribution to the cost of running it I let it run full speed for about 2 hours a day.

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