"Yeah I know, stupid question"
When it comes to power deliver the dumbest questions are the ones you dont ask
"What does the X2 mean"
X and Y rated caps are a special class of cap that can be safely used in the 120V/220V chain ... because they are self healing in the event of a failure
Their purpose is to dissipate RF and transients riding on the line by presenting a high impedance at those interfering frequencies and dissipating them
The X rated caps are meant to go between the HOT and Neutral and dissipate Common Mode noise
The Y rated caps are meant to be used between the Hot and the Safety Ground and from the Neutral to the Safety Ground and dissipate Normal or Differential noise
The 1 and 2 as in X1 or X2 designate the capacitors Maximum handling capacity ...
Remember that Maximum Capacity is a rating and not a challenge