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Is this power supply multivolt? A friend gave me this power supply and it worked on a 220v outlet despite it saying 100-127v. This power supply doesn't look like it's been modded. I have other power supplies of the same model and I've been using a 110v to 220v transformer with them.

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Sorry I wish I knew more.  All I know is that models are OK to swap between any US ( and I think Japanese) Xbox's as long as the pin header matches ( 1 or 2 row).  You CANNOT use an EU power supply on an US Xbox without modding.

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hi there!

Just jumping in on this discussion, as i'm currently stuck with one of my xboxes (us-version). since i live in europe (220/240v-outlets) this console was using a stepdown-converter (220 to 115 v). this stupid converter died last night, and i was wondering if i should buy another one or order a second-hand EU-psu and just swap it out. 

On 11/22/2019 at 11:29 PM, c0tt0nm0ufh said:

You CANNOT use an EU power supply on an US Xbox without modding.

in another post (i don't remember if it was here or on another forum), i read that it's totally fine to switch psu's, since they only convert the external power to the xbox corresponding needs, and that all xboxes use the same internal voltage, etc. is this true? and if not, what modification would be needed and why? 🤔

greetings

bot_1

 

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The only difference between a version 1.2-1.4 US and Euro power supply is the input voltage with the same for the other versions as the output voltage is the same world wide.

 

Cheers

SS Dave

 

Those that can Hard-Mod. Those that can't Soft-Mod.

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16 hours ago, bot_1 said:

hi there!

Just jumping in on this discussion, as i'm currently stuck with one of my xboxes (us-version). since i live in europe (220/240v-outlets) this console was using a stepdown-converter (220 to 115 v). this stupid converter died last night, and i was wondering if i should buy another one or order a second-hand EU-psu and just swap it out. 

in another post (i don't remember if it was here or on another forum), i read that it's totally fine to switch psu's, since they only convert the external power to the xbox corresponding needs, and that all xboxes use the same internal voltage, etc. is this true? and if not, what modification would be needed and why? 🤔

greetings

bot_1

 

I actually managed to convert all Xbox PSU to 220v just picture your PSU. I'll give you the schematic.

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36 minutes ago, cryptblood1986 said:

I actually managed to convert all Xbox PSU to 220v just picture your PSU. I'll give you the schematic.

I would not mind getting copy's of the schematic if you happy to share

Cheers

SS Dave

 

Those that can Hard-Mod. Those that can't Soft-Mod.

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Hey there!

Thanks for the reply!

Sooo, what you're saying is i can convert the existing us-psu to eu-voltages without having to buy a used eu-one to swap it out? This would be fantastic! Or did i get you wrong?

As dave mentioned, i'm pretty convinced to the idea that internal voltage worldwide is the same (otherwise it would not make sense; they would have had to design every regional xbox with different caps and resistors, etc.).

Of course, i'm no pro, so i'm eager to listen and learn what this is all about. 🙂

 

I'm currently not at home, but i'm happy to send you a few pics of my us-psu when i get home. 

What i can say from memory is that its a 1.0 xbox with a single-row power-connector...

 

I'll get you updated soon! 

 

Greetings 

Bot_1

 

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Yes it's possible. One of the PSU with the double capacitor can be converted to 220v without having to buy parts. Just a jumper wire and a capacitor to remove. The other models have different methods.

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7 hours ago, cryptblood1986 said:

Yes it's possible. One of the PSU with the double capacitor can be converted to 220v without having to buy parts. Just a jumper wire and a capacitor to remove. The other models have different methods.

hey there cryptblood

i managed to take some pictures of my us-psu. would you mind having a look?

 

today, i had more trouble in getting this thing to run: my step-down-converter which i ordered for testing the us-box arrived and after plugging it in and turning it on, everything was running great for about 5 minutes. then, the box just went dead. no reaction, no blinking, no light, no fan, long presses, short presses... dead! even after letting it sit for about an hour to cool down, still no sign of life anymore. 

my initial assumption is, that my step-down converter died... after this incident, i compared the requirements of the box (especially wattage) with the converter and turns out the converter only supports devices up to 45 watts. if it's true what i read on several sites, the og xbox consumes up to 100 watts, which could indicate that i just overloaded my new step-down converter.  😲

oh well, i never fail to surprise myself. 😂 what are your thoughts on this?

 

greetings

bot_1

ugh... if indeed my converter died, i'm a little pissed off. the company labels these things as "worry-free", "compatible with all US-devices" and "plug and play". this is just false advertising in my opinion. i'm trying to get a refund! ;)

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hey there!

 

sorry to ask (i know it might sound dumb, but i'm no expert in electronics, so i'm just a little insecure): the pointed cap would be the only one i had to replace for the conversion?

 

greetings

 

bot_1

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