Hooking up a Kinect. Power cord needed?

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by Kelemvor, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Kelemvor

    Kelemvor Lifer

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    So I have an Xbox 360 that's less than a year old. I don't know what model or revision or anything it is but am just trying to figure out what I need if I pick up a used Kinect.

    I keep seeing things mentioning the power cord and whether or not I need one or not which is my question.

    Is it just original Xbox's that need the separate power cord or is there a chance mine would as well? I'm looking on eBay and Craigslist and many say it's the Kinect only so I just want to make sure that's all I need.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. American Gunner

    American Gunner Platinum Member

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    If you have the slim then I don't think you need the power cord. That was just for older versions of the 360.
     
  3. Aikouka

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    No. Just plug in the DisplayPort-like cable to the slim 360. The older XBOX required a Kinect-to-USB adapter that also provided power through the AC adapter. The Slim provides power through said DisplayPort-like port.
     
  4. Drako

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    As stated above, if your 360 has the Kinect port (labeled AUX), like this picture shows, then you don't need the extra power cable.

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