I recently came to Ireland and brought my Xbox with me. I bought an adapter for it but I'm not sure it will work with the Xbox or fry the power brick. Here is the link.

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    What does the power supply provided with your Xbox say in terms of input voltage and frequency? Nowadays most devices ship with universal power supplies (110-240V), but there are exceptions, and according to the link provided by Phil the Xbox 360 is one of those. If the power supply is 110-127V, then that adapter (which only handles the differing plugs, but doe nothing for voltage or frequency) will definitely not be suitable.
    – jcaron
    Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 23:45
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    Laptops and the like tend to come with universal adaptors; game consoles seem to be an exception - likely because they're already tied to location due to dependencies on the display output (PAL vs NTSC - though this is less of an issue these days with HDMI) and on use of region-coded media.
    – BrendanMcK
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 23:19

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I believe it is not compatible. Ireland uses the European standard of 230volts (or 240v) 50Hertz. The US uses 120v 60Hz. Looking at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/console/power-supply it looks like the xboxes ship with a different external PSU for each area. If you plug a 100v PSU into 240V power it's likely to blow up. Your best bet is to buy a new external powersupply.

  • US uses 120V, It is Japan that uses 100V Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 11:47
  • Hmmm, not sure where the 100v came from, I've fixed it, thanks @RedGrittyBrick
    – Phil
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 21:36

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