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I'm in Germany where outlets are different so we have to use a converter box. My AC adapter is not cooperating and has a yellow light until you try to turn it on and then turns red. Whats the problem?

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What type of 'AC adapter'? And 'converter box?'
Since the power supplies are pretty certainly 'switched mode' the 50 Hz line frequency shouldn't bother it so all you should need is a step-down transformer (220-110 VAC) unless the 360 specifies (for example) 100-250 VAC in which case you should need nothing other than a plug adapter. If it is specified only for US power (~120 VAC) you may be able to get a step-down transformer from the local German utility. When I left there (many moons ago, I confess) they provided these on a free loan basis.

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