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  User Icon Gametech25

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1/6/2007 3:58:17 AM


You will find 220/240 volt units are 100 Watts (approx 70VA [voltage amps]- this is the root-mean-square or RMS of 100W)
That means if you want to play your 240 volt unit in USA you will need a converter that has a max load of at least 100Watts (or 70VA). However you should aim for 30% more, ie. 130W (approx 90VA)
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  User Icon cnavarrom

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8/22/2007 8:36:44 AM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by XboXh4x0r:
    Hey Duck,

    Double check to make sure that what your reading as 50VA is not 50W. Also look to see if you can switch it from 50 to another number....like 1600. Then it's definetly Watts. and the reason being is..........In a drunked stupor I tried hooking my box (USA) to a power converter (for euro power) that had Watts instead of Hertz or Voltage. I mistook W for H, (don't ask) and i plugged the xbox. Technically, it shouldn't have worked, but I got through 3 and a 1/2 songs of slipknot before I blew a circuit breaker for the whole wall. The converter was fried and smoking hot. I blew the xbox power supply.

    Don't do that. THen you'll have to buy a new power supply, or be stuck somewhere where you can't get one, and end up buying a new xbox in a different region and performing transplant surgery. (again, drinking was involved slightly).

    Hope you can laugh at my pain, and learn from an idiot savant.


I just read a comment from you in the web indicating you also face a problem by connecting you console to the wrong voltage. I bought mine in the US (110V) but then moved to Denmark in Europe (220V)… I bought a converter but the Xbox just showed a 'blinking' light and never turned on… then after a year I decided to explain the problem to a friend in the middle of a party (both drunk) and confuse the voltage-converter with a plug-transformer and you can imagine the rest… it sounded like a small explosion inside accompanied by a burning smelling… I called both service centers in both the US and DK and none of them will help me… in the US they say they can receive it and repair it but only send it back to a local address there… in DK they only repair local ones… then I'm f… Could you provide me any guideline about how to solve this problem?
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  User Icon Cpl_Marine

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9/16/2007 9:26:05 PM


Ok, here is my problem. I got an X-box, I brought it on deployment with me to the desert. I missread the converter we had and plugged it into the 220V on accident. So now I got a blown X-Box. It wouldnt be a problem except that the X-Box is modded so I would really like to fix it since I payed a pretty penny for it. If anyone could help me with this that would be awsome.

Send me an email since I probably wont be on here to often. motojarhead@yahoo.com
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8/14/2008 11:32:44 PM


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I'm new at networking and I want to start making my own network wires/cables for my office. I ordered this crimping tool from www.lducompany.com (crimper should be here in a few days) and I wanted to learn if there are any other kinds of network cat5 wire crimping tools out there that would work better?http://www.liangdianup.com/inventory/459901.htm is the location for the crimp plires on thier website, those are the ones that I bought. Funny that it says Germany on the handle of the plires but I would gues they are made in China since the company I bought them from is in China. If you know of a name of a certin cat 5 wire crimper that would be better for me to use then please post it here. Thank you Emoticon
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  Administrator Icon Jedi Master

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8/15/2008 12:57:37 PM


Uh...and your question has what to do with this XBox forum?
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  User Icon Ngentot

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1/25/2009 2:07:51 AM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by Gametech25:
    You will find 220/240 volt units are 100 Watts (approx 70VA [voltage amps]- this is the root-mean-square or RMS of 100W)
    That means if you want to play your 240 volt unit in USA you will need a converter that has a max load of at least 100Watts (or 70VA). However you should aim for 30% more, ie. 130W (approx 90VA)
    Regards
    Gametech25




    QUOTE:

    Here is your solution. your xBox is110v x 2.1A = 231 watts = 25%= 290 watt. Your tansformer needs to be at minimum 300 watts. Good luck!




So which is it? 300W or 130W?

I've got an Australian Xbox 360 that I want to use in the USA... The power supply is 240V and 2.7A, so I assume I'll need at least a 240 x 2.7 = 648W power converter... Is this correct?

Am I better off just buying a Microsoft Xbox 360 USA power supply?

Cheers,
Ngentot! Emoticon
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  User Icon Ngentot

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1/25/2009 2:14:23 AM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by Gametech25:
    You will find 220/240 volt units are 100 Watts (approx 70VA [voltage amps]- this is the root-mean-square or RMS of 100W)
    That means if you want to play your 240 volt unit in USA you will need a converter that has a max load of at least 100Watts (or 70VA). However you should aim for 30% more, ie. 130W (approx 90VA)
    Regards
    Gametech25




    QUOTE:

    Here is your solution. your xBox is110v x 2.1A = 231 watts = 25%= 290 watt. Your tansformer needs to be at minimum 300 watts. Good luck!




So which is it? 300W or 130W?

I've got an Australian Xbox 360 that I want to use in the USA... The power supply is 240V and 2.7A, so I assume I'll need at least a 240 x 2.7 = 648W power converter... Is this correct?

Am I better off just buying a Microsoft Xbox 360 USA power supply?

Cheers,
Ngentot! Emoticon
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  User Icon Raven1579

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5/8/2009 3:19:02 PM


Hi there,
I have an UK Xbox 360, and Im moving to Finland in europe. I phoned xbox customer support for advice and they sent me a UK plug (which I have), thinking they made a mistake I phoned them and then they sent me the same thing again...
Can anyone help me in what I need to do to get my Xbox 360 working in Europe..
Thanxs
John
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  User Icon Tatt

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9/25/2009 8:53:54 PM


I have a similar problem I have an xbox from the USA and I am moving back to Austrlaia. is it better to just buy another power box or is there a safe way to convert the voltage
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  User Icon Tatt

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9/25/2009 8:55:53 PM


I did mean pwer supply. Is that also possible tojust purchase the power supply for the country.
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  User Icon BetaAsk

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3/31/2010 12:54:17 AM


I have the same problem with the power supply. I brought my xbox from the U.S to Australia and I'm wondering if i could buy the power supply here in Australia to use for my xbox from U.S and if it will work or not? Anyone know? Please and Thank you.
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  User Icon elango86

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4/14/2010 12:56:24 AM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by BetaAsk:
    I have the same problem with the power supply. I brought my xbox from the U.S to Australia and I'm wondering if i could buy the power supply here in Australia to use for my xbox from U.S and if it will work or not? Anyone know? Please and Thank you.



I bought a xbox elite version and i am plannin to use it in INDIA (220 V 60 Hz)...so i was wondering if i could buy the stepdown transformer and just plug n play

I knw it reduces the voltage but do i have to worry abt the Amperes too...?

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  User Icon gurdz23

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6/17/2011 5:13:57 PM


please help Emoticon

im getting an xbox for my son

im getting one from canada, will it work in the u.k?

please help, thanks
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  User Icon dentisboy

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6/28/2011 6:41:54 AM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by gurdz23:
    please help Emoticon

    im getting an xbox for my son

    im getting one from canada, will it work in the u.k?

    please help, thanks




I had the same problem. I moved from the U.S to Kenya and needed a transformer for my xbox. The input voltage requirement for the console is 100-127Volts and the amperage is 3.7(or 2.7..something like that). You multiply those two and get the wattage, which is about 300(or 200..sorry I don't have my 360 with me right nowEmoticon ) something watts. So you need a transformer that fits the 360. I recommend a 500W transformer.

Check this website and select the 360 console and they'll tell you what transformer they recommend. ----->http://www.voltageconverters.com/usage_chart.html
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  User Icon chipa_ong10

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3/20/2012 10:06:04 AM


i have a problem..my friend plug the U.S 110Volts adapter to Asia's 220Volts..and our adapter explodes...will the console be affected? will the console still work? i need your help..=(
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  User Icon chipa_ong10

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3/20/2012 10:06:25 AM


i have a problem..my friend plug the U.S 110Volts adapter to Asia's 220Volts..and our adapter explodes...will the console be affected? will the console still work? i need your help..=(
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