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Can you use a xbox 360 european power brick (220v) on a USA xbox 360 in europe

Can you use a xbox 360 european power brick (220v) on a USxbox 360 in europe........my power brick has completly failed. it would be to much of a hassle to ship it back to the usa.so i thought i could get a european brick since im here and it could convert the 110v of the us console to 220v with out a voltage converter

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    i am in australia, and i need to know if i can buy a 220v brick from here and use it on my canadian xbox. will this blow up my xbox 360.

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You must see the data on the brick label. If it says the correct tension (tension = voltage), yes, you can. But be careful because the Xbox's have three tipes of tension. It depends on the motherboard. If the mother is a Falcon, the tension is 14.2 V, but if it is a new Jasper, the tension is 12.1 V.

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If you do you will damage the internal components and it will break. Do not try it.

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http://www.world-import.com/WSS413KIT.htm

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