The PlayStation 4 was released in November 2013 and quickly became a popular gaming console, offering a wide range of exciting games and experiences to millions of players worldwide. As the gaming industry continues to evolve, many players are looking to upgrade to the latest gaming systems, including the PS5.
However, for gamers who travel to different countries and are still using the PS4, a common question is whether the console is dual voltage. So, is the PS4 dual voltage? Find out.
First, what is dual voltage?
Dual voltage refers to a device’s ability to handle handle different electrical voltages from various countries around the world without needing a voltage converter. These devices can handle both 110-120V and 220-240V connections, and typically have voltage ratings listed as a range of numbers, such as 110V-220V or 100-240V.
Such devices are sometimes referred to as “world-wide voltage” devices, as they can be used in countries with different electrical standards. Dual voltage devices typically do not require a voltage converter when used abroad; however, a travel adapter is still necessary to fit the device’s plug into foreign outlets.
Some examples of dual voltage devices include smartphones and laptops, travel hair appliances, and electric motors. Dual voltage electric motors have two voltage options, such as 220-240V and 380-415V, and are connected to different line voltages depending on the country’s electrical standards.
So, is the PS4 dual voltage?
Yes, the PS4 is dual voltage, meaning it can handle both 110-120V and 220-240V connections. The power supply itself is rated for dual voltage. However, it is important to check the label on the power supply “brick” for the specific voltage and frequency (50 or 60 Hz) information, which can vary depending on the region.
It is worth noting that the majority of electronic devices nowadays use 100-240V PSU’s, including the PS4. This is because it is cheaper to mass-produce/buy them rather than manufacture different models for different regions.
The PS4 is dual voltage and can be used in countries with 220V. This is because all PS4 models, irrespective of region or model number, are designed to be used with dual voltage, meaning they can operate on either 110V or 240V. This is possible because the PS4 has a voltage regulator built-in. Overall, if you purchase a PS4 in the US, you should have no issues using it in a country with 220V, as long as you have the correct power cord for that region.