Xbox Series X tripping circuit breaker

Discus and support Xbox Series X tripping circuit breaker in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I recently got the Series X and after the first 10 hours or so of total play time, experienced the first circuit breaker trip. I did have it plugged in... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by NaClPlatypus, May 6, 2021.

  1. NaClPlatypus
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    Xbox Series X tripping circuit breaker


    I recently got the Series X and after the first 10 hours or so of total play time, experienced the first circuit breaker trip. I did have it plugged in to a power strip, but after reading that could cause problems plugged it in to an extension cord and into the wall. When that didn't remedy the issue, I bought a giant hdmi cable in order to position the console near enough an outlet to plug it directly into the socket. However, the console is still tripping the circuit breaker for the room it's set up in. The only things pulling power from that socket are the console, a small desk lamp, and the TV. Are there any solutions to preventing the console from tripping my circuit breaker that don't involve breaking building codes?

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    NaClPlatypus, May 6, 2021
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  2. Tezzarrific Win User

    Xbox Series X tripping circuit breaker

    try a different power cable, if not then i would get an electrician to come test those sockets and take a reading to see if the sockets are bad or the console, least then you know and then you know you are safe.

    if it turns out to be the console then send for replacement.
  3. SwordofWhedon Win User

    Xbox Series X tripping circuit breaker

    What other things are on the same circuit as that outlet is the question you need to answer. If your house or apartment is old, throwing an extra 250 to 300 W on the line might be enough to do it if say or refrigerator is on there, heating unit something else. The same outlet can share the same circuit with many many other ones
  4. brandiesel1 Win User

    Changing ceiling fan speed causes xbox one s to flicker on the tv screen???

    They probably have the fan and the outlet on the same circuit. If it's flickering it's probably getting close to tripping the breaker. It also depends on how many other things are tied to that circuit.
  5. pbwpro5 Win User

    Xbox One X turned itself off, won't turn back on

    Actually, I found that every time I play a 4k game (Forza 7) my circuit breaker would trip. I played Destiny 2 and watch TV with no issues. There is no way I am going to run power from a different room or add a circuit just to play
    video games. I am running a LG OLED 65", the XBox One X, my Xfinity X1 box and a Sonos Playbar on the same surge protector. On the same circuit I also I have 2 lights, a controller charger and a small 3 gallon aquarium.
  6. IceStorm III Win User

    Just thinking...

    [quote user="A Natural Smell"]Didn't they have to replace the power cable on the first xbox .[/quote]Not exactly. The original XBOX's power connector wasn't connected to anything but the power supply PCB. Continual plugging and unplugging would weaken the
    solder joints on the connector and eventually it broke. The power cable supplied in the recall included a circuit breaker (like your hair dryer) so that if the pins broke and the connector shorted the circuit breaker would trip instead of the console catching
    fire or electrocuting someone.



    tl;dr: The cable was fine, the PSU was faulty.
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