AC/DC Adapters

An AC/DC adapter, or plug-in power supply, is an electrical device that takes input power from a mains power supply and converts or derives the right current, frequency and voltage to power the component it is attached to. Main power supplies provide power to devices that run on batteries or have no other power source. These are suitable for applications such as chargers, set-top boxes, motor control and other office automation products.


A plug-in power supply resides outside the main unit, unlike a computer power supply which is internal.


How does an AC/DC adapter work?


An AC/DC adapter is made up of a central unit which draws power from an AC outlet, it then converts the power to DC that is used to charge the device. Each AC adapter has a specific power rating, measured in volts or watts that it can handle and the output of a device. Because of the power rating and the type of plug on the end, an AC adapter is not universal and can only be used with devices with the same requirements and connector.


International Plug Power Supplies


Some plug-in power supplies come with interchangeable input connectors that you can swap when traveling to areas with different plug types such as the United Kingdom, USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. They may also come with protection features such as short circuit, over voltage and overload to suit the international safety approvals making them ideal for the global marketplace.


Are all AC/DC Adapters the same?


It is possible to use a power adapter on different devices, but it’s important to check whether it’s AC or DC output. Using close to, if not exactly the correct voltage and Amperage. If you're unsure it might be worth investing in a universal power adapter with lots of different plug fittings.


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Description Price Input Voltage Type Output Voltage Plug Type Output Current Maximum Temperature Output Connector Input Connector Number of Outputs Power Rating Length Regulated/Unregulated Cable Length Medical Approved
RS Stock No. 148-957
BrandRS PRO
MYR79.78
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc Type C 700 → 1600mA +25°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 9.6W 82mm - 1.8m -
RS Stock No. 123-5272
Mfr. Part No.T6143DV
MYR27.517
Each (In a Box of 60)
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Power Supply 5.1V dc Type C 2.5A +40°C Micro USB Type B EU Plug 1 13W 73.2mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 791-0963
Mfr. Part No.GS36E48-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR166.07
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Universal 48V dc Type C 750mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 36W 79mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 472-8623
Mfr. Part No.MPP30 12V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR490.93
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 2.5A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 30W 115mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 706-6518
Mfr. Part No.GE24I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR83.12
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc Type C 2A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 24W 81mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 469-3959
Mfr. Part No.MW2P045UK
BrandOEP
MYR80.04
Each
units
- - - Type G - British 3-Pin - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 706-6498
Mfr. Part No.GE18I24-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR79.39
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 750mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 18W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 721-2207
Mfr. Part No.GS18E15-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR136.96
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15V dc Type C 1.2A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 18W 79mm - 1.83m -
RS Stock No. 721-2033
Mfr. Part No.GS06E-11P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR134.74
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 7.5V dc Type C 800mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 6W 66mm - 1.83m -
RS Stock No. 218-4598
Mfr. Part No.8511-24
BrandMascot
MYR192.17
Each
units
230V ac Linear Power Supply 24V dc Type C 270mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 6.5W 95mm - 1.7m -
RS Stock No. 436-759
Mfr. Part No.1828728
BrandFriwo
MYR334.75
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 18W 85mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 224-3833
Mfr. Part No.8513000091
BrandMascot
MYR251.20
Each
units
230V ac Linear Power Supply 12V dc Type G 200 → 300mA +35°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 2.4W 95mm - 1.7m -
RS Stock No. 702-3255
Mfr. Part No.5311103
BrandAnsmann
MYR62.03
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc Australia, European Plug, UK, US 300 → 600mA +25°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 3.6W 69mm Regulated 1.8m No
RS Stock No. 721-2064
Mfr. Part No.GS12E05-P1I
BrandMean Well
MYR135.41
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 5V dc Type C 2A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 10W 65mm - 1.23m -
RS Stock No. 218-4627
Mfr. Part No.8711-24
BrandMascot
MYR214.92
Each
units
230V ac Linear Power Supply 24V dc Type C 416mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 10W 100mm - 1.7m -
RS Stock No. 472-8459
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 24V
BrandFriwo
MYR185.43
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24V dc European Plug 220mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 791-0951
Mfr. Part No.GS36E12-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR169.44
Each
units
100 V ac, 110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Universal 12V dc Type C 3A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 36W 79mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 400-6507
Mfr. Part No.9580000056
BrandMascot
MYR85.10
Each
units
230V ac Linear Power Supply 9V ac Type G 1A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 9W 59mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 400-6484
Mfr. Part No.9580000054
BrandMascot
MYR72.57
Each
units
230V ac Linear Power Supply 9V ac Type G 300mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 3W 59mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 517-5480
Mfr. Part No.T1225-021
MYR111.05
Each
units
90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc 2-Pin SAA Australia/New Zealand 2.5A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm DC Plug - 1 - 93mm - 2m -
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