PSA: Don’t Plug Your Xbox One X Into a Surge Protector

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It’s possible that you’ve stumbled onto this page because you’ve plugged your Xbox One X into a surge protector and it won’t turn on. First, don’t worry, it’s not broken, it just simply isn’t drawing enough power from the socket.

The thing is, the Xbox One X (and Xbox One S) already has a surge protector built into its power supply. Adding another surge protector to the circuit isn’t going to double the protection, it’s actually going to hinder things.

Here’s the official advice straight from Xbox Support:

Because the console has a built-in surge protector, you should not connect it to an external surge protector. If you connect the console to another surge protector, the console cannot reach the full power that is needed for optimal performance.

So there you go! You don’t have to use a surge protector with the Xbox One X (and S), because it already has one!

In other news, the Plants vs Zombies creator claims he was fired by EA for refusing a pay-to-win system, upcoming Call of Duty: WWII Supply Drops will include weapons and can be previewed here, and PUBG is experiencing performance drops following its most recent patch.

Source: Xbox Support via Kotaku