DC Power Plugs

What is a DC Power plug?

The DC Power Plug is designed to supply direct current from a mains connection to a device, and is typically used to power small to medium appliances. Although there are various types of DC Connector, the most common type is sometimes referred to as a Barrel Connector. This style of connector features an insulated cylindrical tip, sometimes called a sleeve, or ring, which accepts a pin from the socket counterpart. This design ensures a safe and secure connection, with a smooth disconnect and connect action. DC connectors have many more standard types that are not interchangeable. The dimensions and arrangement of DC connectors can be chosen to prevent accidental interconnection of incompatible sources and loads.

DC Jacks
The standard dc barrel plug or jack has two conductors, one each for power and ground. Convention is for the center pin to be power and the outer sleeve to be ground, but reversing the connections is acceptable. Some power jack models include a third conductor which forms a switch with the outer sleeve conductor. One use of the switch function is to detect or indicate the insertion of a plug. Another use of the switch function is to select between power sources dependent upon whether a plug is or is not inserted into the jack.
Applications
Though USB powered devices are more and more common, DC power plugs are still a serviceable standard in powering smaller appliances. They can typically be used with certain portable computers, electronic instruments and sound systems.

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Description Price Current Rating Inner Diameter Body Orientation Outer Diameter Voltage Rating Length Mounting Type IP Rating Minimum Cable Diameter Maximum Cable Diameter Contact Plating Contact Material Series
RS Stock No. 878-5254
Mfr. Part No.RAPC10U
MYR32.21
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13A - Right Angle - 24 V ac/dc 28.97mm Through Hole IP66, IP67, IP68 - - Gold over Silver Copper Alloy RAPC
RS Stock No. 884-0948
BrandRS PRO
MYR5.994
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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2A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V dc 34.5mm Cable Mount - - 5.2mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 487-820
BrandRS PRO
MYR26.41
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5A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V 40.4mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Brass -
RS Stock No. 884-0932
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.54
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2A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V 2m Cable Mount - - 2.5mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 124-8902
Mfr. Part No.1636 07
BrandLumberg
MYR15.17
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10A - Straight - 24 V dc 71.1mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Brass 1636
RS Stock No. 705-1513
Mfr. Part No.S761ks15
MYR39.19
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5A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 30 V dc 57.1mm Cable Mount IP68 3.8mm 4.4mm Nickel Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 124-8901
Mfr. Part No.1633 04
BrandLumberg
MYR8.018
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4A - Straight - 12 V dc 46.5mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Copper Alloy 1633
RS Stock No. 878-6787
Mfr. Part No.RAPC722X
MYR4.627
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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5A - Right Angle - - 14.5mm PCB Mount - - - Nickel Brass DC
RS Stock No. 768-4400
Mfr. Part No.S760K
MYR25.02
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5A 2.1mm Straight - - 43.2mm Cable Mount - - - Tin Brass -
RS Stock No. 878-4879
Mfr. Part No.PC722A
MYR9.801
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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5A 2mm Straight - 12 V dc 20.8mm Through Hole - - - Silver Copper Alloy PC7
RS Stock No. 705-1522
Mfr. Part No.767KS15
MYR60.76
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- 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm - 57.1mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Copper Alloy -
RS Stock No. 878-7216
Mfr. Part No.761KS17
MYR23.45
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5A 2.5mm Straight - - 57.1mm Cable Mount IP68 4.4mm 5.1mm Tin Copper Alloy 761KS
RS Stock No. 878-7184
Mfr. Part No.PCL722A
MYR17.11
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5A - Straight - 12 V dc 20.8mm Through Hole - - - Silver Copper Alloy PCL7
RS Stock No. 771-9183
BrandRS PRO
MYR2.546
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1A 1.4mm - 3.5mm 12 V 44mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel - DC
RS Stock No. 878-7203
Mfr. Part No.PCL722AS
MYR24.76
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5A 2mm Straight - 30 V dc 26.3mm Through Hole IP68 - - Silver Copper Alloy PCL7
RS Stock No. 878-7225
Mfr. Part No.767KS17
MYR22.99
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- 2.1mm Straight - - 57.1mm Cable Mount IP68 3.2mm 3.8mm Tin Copper Alloy 767K
RS Stock No. 884-0941
BrandRS PRO
MYR14.92
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- 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V 2m Cable Mount - - 2.5mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 294-7024
Mfr. Part No.4840.1230
BrandMasterplug
MYR10.61
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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2A 1.4mm Straight 6.5mm 18 V dc 46.5mm Cable Mount - - 4mm Nickel Silver Alloy Brass JSBP5
RS Stock No. 138-9376
Mfr. Part No.512-15223
BrandLumberg
MYR4.94
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500mA 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V dc 35mm - - - - Nickel Brass NES/J
RS Stock No. 173-9848
Mfr. Part No.4840.1230
BrandMasterplug
MYR11.703
Each (In a Box of 100)
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2A 1.4mm Straight 6.5mm 18 V dc 46.5mm Cable Mount - - 4mm Nickel Silver Alloy Brass JSBP5
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