I brought both of my US/NTSC Xbox's here to Switzerland. You can go two routes: Buy a new power supply rated for 220V or use a 220 to 110 down converter.
It also depends which Xbox you have. Is it the old style or the new Slim model?
Mine are the NON-Slim models. One I bought a new/used 220V Euro power brick.
For the older Xbox, there were 3 models of power brick, 203W, 175 and 150W. The connector for the brick to xbox was designed as such that you cannot plug in a lower rated brick into a higher rated xbox. IE: a 150 watt brick will NOT plug into an xbox that needs a 175/203W brick. Look at your original brick label and It'll say what the rating is.
If going this route you'll probably have to go thru ricardo.ch or ebay.de or ebay.co.uk. The new/used brick may only have 2 pins for power from the wall but you can still use a standard computer power plug, no biggie.
If you have a Slim model, same principal may apply. I think the connector on the back of the xbox is the same for either power brick. This one you may be able to get at a local gamestop because they are newer systems.
If you buy a Stepdown converter from 220/110V make sure the Wattage exceeds what's rated for the xbox power brick. I bought a 400 Watt so not only can I run the xboxs' 203 Watt brick but also charge some 110V cordless batteries w/out a problem.
Some wiki info here
Another thing to consider is a lot of Euro games will not play on a US console. Visit Play-Asia for a compatibility list. Play-asia.com
Another thing that is weird is if you have a US generated xbox live account. Something about when you redeem those long-a$$ codes. Some codes are region specific. US ones may work if you are logged into you US Live account. It's hit and miss. There may be a trick by creating a Swiss account and playing the games while logged in as the US account (having 2 accounts logged in at the same time). Something like that.
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I was wondering if anyone brought their north American game systems to switzerland.
If so, what do I need?
I've heard I need a power adapter, but is it true?
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