Using NTSC-J console in the US, power supply question!

Hi, I've yet to find someone asking this specific question.

I just plugged in my NTSC-J (Singapore) Xbox 360 into a US socket with a simple socket adapter. It doesn't turn on. I know the voltage is higher in Singapore than in the US.

My question is what exactly do I need to purchase to get my 360 running in the US? Do I need some sort of power converter? A US power brick? a different cable? Help! Thanks!


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 26 Applies to:

In Singapore they use 220V power supplies; the US uses 110V.  You cannot typically use a simple socket adapter unless you use a switching power supply.  You also do not want to use any of those travel "voltage converters" with electronic devices.  If I understand correctly, you are plugging in the 220V power supply into a 110V socket.  At best, it simply won't work.  At worst, it will destroy the electronics.

To use your Singapore Xbox in the US, you should be able to simply purchase a US Xbox 360 Power supply for the same model of Xbox and use that while in the US.  The key is to ensure that the *outputs* of the power supplies match. For example, on my power supply itself, it says "Output 12V, 203W, 16.5A" (this depends on the model).  Also, be aware that there different connectors to the Xbox itself.  Be sure to get the correct one (again, this depends on the model).

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