Where is Ps3 console batteries?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by stephaniie, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. stephaniie
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    Im not kidding, im looking for a battery charged solution for ps3 consoles.

    Why? in my area there is house renovations ongoing . Sometimes they cut the power without any warnings or ways to stop it. I seen numberous threads about How users Ps3 got fried or damaged when a power off was done during installation of games n pkg files on the media . I just about two days ago installed Brotherhood and it was 10 gb approx 30-45 min to complete installation , and i was so afraid . As if this workers just cuts the power while installing thats it..

    So i wish too know of battery solutions for a Ps3 console .
    Anyone?~
     


  2. Clydefrosch

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    outside of backup/standby generators for a few thousand $ you're not going to find anything.

    how about you just stop playing ps3 for the time being and unplug it please?
     
  3. spinal_cord

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    somewhere
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/tag/computer power backup/products

    Something like the above products is what you're looking for. They're designed to be used with PCs usually, but I see no reason they can't be used with a PS3. One of these will give you up to 30 minutes of power, should be enough time to power off the console safely.
     
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    I use that APC 700VA on my computer and consoles, I have 13~18Min of backup when consoles are not in use.
    It's fine and works great with micro-cuts.

    APC Back-UPS linked above are not always good.
    My first one (not 700VA) stopped working because the cable to the wall plug had a shortcut and biiiiiiped randomly in night :/
    My second one (700VA this time) is working fine for 3 years now and I'm happy with it, but a friend of mine who bought the 700VA at the same time had the liquid acid which overflowed after a year.
    http://filetrip.net/view?1W4PBmplwq
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    Only issue I'm having is with the control software, which is very basic and doesn't have a lot of options.
    If it detects a power cut and decide to shutdown the computer, it doesn't "shutdown" but "do the last action".
    If you restarted it, it will restart it too instead of shutting it down. It kind of defect its purpose of properly shutting down the PC, but at least it close all programs correctly the first time and reboots until there's no more batteries.
     
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    Cheap solution, stop playing PS3 for a while.
    Expensive solution.
    Get a one of those backup power things.

    I'd go for the first one personally.
    Unless you have more uses for them ;p
     
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  7. stephaniie
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    its not that easy Dinoh ... Its like sitting in a space shuttle .. once you started it, you have to go all the way.. And yeah, you don't want power failure during a space shuttle launch do you? :)
     
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    Comparing a spaceflight to house renovation...
    Yeh that's deffo not going to work.

    Seriously tho.
    To save some money, you could just time your gaming hours.
    Start when they stopped in the evening and head home
    Stop when their at the construction site, starting to work.

    If you're really really keen on getting a backup powersource then be me guest tho.
     
  9. stephaniie
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    Noooo... i meant the ps3 ... like Imagine you have downloaded a game from PSN, you have to install it to your internal HDD . This installation process of the game can take quite alot of time . 10gb for me took 45min to install. During this 45 minutes of installation you ps3 CAN't loose power. If you do loose power during an installation you can litterly corrupt the entire ps3 , even to the point a restore method isn't possible. -

    So that's why it say during installation processes . Don't turn off your PS3. As you litterly can corrupt the whole ps3 if you do.
    Now, if you have a battery solution for the power to the ps3, then if you suffers a Power failure during installation process You CAN for 15-30 finish the installation running on the battery , while the normal house electronic isn't working. Saving your PS3 for being corrupt litterly. - Thats why a battery solution is wanted ! :)
     
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    I'd still favor for just gaming/installing when their not working.
    But it's your money in the end and your choice.
     
  11. stephaniie
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    Yeah + This house renovation, its an apartment area, so, its gonna take another year or so. And i experienced like 5-6 times when the power just go off, and on, you (k)now this building people they doesn't know how harmful it could be .
     
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    A PS3 can burn through anywhere between 58-209 Watts of power, the original power supply of the launch model was actually 380 Watts. This means that depending on your model, you might need a hefty, PC-grade UPS to reach 45 minutes, if you'll even reach it at all. Forget about powering the display while at it as well, you won't do any gaming on this thing.
     
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    First of all, UPS is meant to provide buffer time in case of outage. Just long enough for you to shut it down. It is not designed to provide extended operating time. Usually UPS provides about 5 to 10 minutes of uptime.

    I'll give you an example, my PC draws no more than 300 W. I have a UPS rated at 1350 VA / 810 W and it only provides 15 minutes of uptime at full load. To get 45 minutes of uptime you are looking at sever grade UPS rated around 2,000 W or above, and those cost pretty penny.

    Also regular UPS might not be ideal for electronics, since they all use stepped/simulated sine wave. Pure sine wave UPS will add additional costs.

    In short, there is no such battery solution OP.
     
  14. stephaniie
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    ouch!
     
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    Yeah, ouch. Those things are expensive. Expect a $100+ expense for even getting the system to work for 15-30 minutes. :P

    Not that I'm discouraging it, it's a "noble endeavour" on your part and you're entirely correct in thinking that sudden and unexpected cuts in power can damage the system over time, I'm just saying that the PS3 is a massive power hog due to the CELL processor and you'll need a considerable amount of power to keep it alive, and then there's the TV to consider as well.

    Technically you could rip the power adapter out of the system and attach a huge DC battery directly to the motherboard, then fashion some charging system instead of the standard power supply to nullify the losses in power during AC-to-DC conversion, but that's a lot of work right there, and some soldering too. A UPS is the easier solution here.
     
  16. stephaniie
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    actually 100 bucks is achieveable ... i mean , like i said, its a Year, and Ive no idea when power shutdowns gonna take place. It's just hope n pray each time I install some pkg file . So.. 100 bucks isn't a bad price .

    Edit: I don't know, i wanna explore this possibility . My TV is whatever, it doesnt need battery.. it can poweroff / on without any problem . And when i install something on ps3 i guess it consumes less power? then playing something, hmm ..
     
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    My advice would be to invest in as UPS with as big a battery as you can reasonably afford and whenever you're installing something, set the system to automatically turn off when downloads and installs are complete - that way you'll be 100% safe. Keep in mind that you'll need a bit "bigger" battery than required for 45 minutes - as UPS'es are used, they gradually lose battery capacity and as such they power the device for shorter periods of time.
     
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    $100 at most can get you a stepped sine wave 500 W UPS, which I serious doubt can provide 30 minutes of uptime for PS3. Do NOT confuse VA with W. One is voltage-ampere, the other is voltage. VA is for very old electronic device not using active PFC. it is wattage that matters.
     
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    I know what Volt-ampere and Watts stand for, thank you very much. ;)
     
  20. stephaniie
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    It's ... Most power-downs here has been for 5-10 seconds at most. It's just about.. saving the ps3 durning this time. So yeah, Its not for taking my ps3 to a hiking tour .. just survive the power down timeouts .