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Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby Berzerk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:32 am

Pretty much I have been having a lot of issues with this original Xbox safety power supply it just keeps tripping the breaker after a power outage. It did this one time so I just did not use it for the longest time then I recently just started to use it and it worked fine for several days had a short power outage today and it started to do the tripping of the breaker thing again. Used a different plug and my Xbox works fine. Any one have this same issue how did you fix it or is it just a bad safety power supply.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby kaos_engr » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:12 am

Check the power supply's A/C connector. Is it loose, wobbles?

The whole reason MS released these new cords. From use, the solder joint connections crack, the only thing holding the connector, which can spark causing the breaker to trip.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby Berzerk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:24 am

Everything seems fine system stays powered on using different cables.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby LJ711 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:59 am

I personally use normal console cords and just plug them into a surge protector. I live in the mountains and am subject to black outs and brown outs. This works for me. Good luck.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby oldxbox75 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:59 am

The figure 8 plug that connects to the Xbox is plugged in backwards that is what causes it to trip.
This more common on modified consoles.
That is what I have discovered in my years of gaming and modding on the Xbox.
Try that see if it works.!
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby kaos_engr » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 am

oldxbox75 wrote:The figure 8 plug that connects to the Xbox is plugged in backwards that is what causes it to trip.
This more common on modified consoles.
That is what I have discovered in my years of gaming and modding on the Xbox.
Try that see if it works.!
I'll have to try flipping the power plug on the back of my Xbox. The replacement cord with built-in breaker did the same thing on my Xbox.

IIRC, strange that it worked, did not trip the breaker on the cord, until a brown-out or power loss then all of a sudden after power restoration it keeps tripping. Don't recall unplugging the power cord, figure 8 plug, from the back of the Xbox but I might have.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby Berzerk » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:15 pm

I just stopped using it altogether tried using on another Xbox and did the same thing.I am just going to mark it as a faulty power supply. I did read a lot about how Microsoft sent them out do to power supply complaints. May be something just goes wonky with the breaker after so many years.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby HisDivineShadow » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:05 pm

That is not my experience. I have a load of Xboxes and when this happened I got the new circuit breaker power cable for the three of them I use most most often. I later bought another used Xbox which included one too.

All have worked flawlessly since including one's that have tripped during the rare power outages we've had.

It must have cost MS a bucket load to replace the standard figure 8 cables just in shipping expenses as they weigh in at about a 1lb. I'm not convinced it was necessary but if something is offered free and it may be safer I'm not going to turn it down. They've all I've used since then.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby VoodooVincent » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:24 am

I was going to grab one of these but never got around to it. I wasn't too worried since I never keep my old consoles plugged in when they're not in use. I only really keep Xbox One & PS4 plugged. Still, I was gonna grab one just because I'm a bit of an OG Xbox fanatic, so I might still do so even if they're pretty unusable.
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Re: Original Xbox safety plug with breaker

Postby HisDivineShadow » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:25 am

"Unusable", I thought I'd made it clear they all work fine.

The total cable length is very generous (12 feet/3.6m) and I've found it is actually quite useful having a more easily accessible inline switch as I too prefer to disconnect my Xboxes after use.
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