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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RS Stock No. 909-8126
Mfr. Part No.T5875DV
MYR41.57
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V - 2.5A - Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 103-4301
Mfr. Part No.T5875DV
MYR40.133
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V - 2.5A - Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 103-4302
Mfr. Part No.T5989DV
MYR40.133
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90 → 264V ac Universal 5.1 V - 2.5A - Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 909-8135
Mfr. Part No.T5989DV
MYR43.75
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V - 2.5A - Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 822-6373
MYR24.58
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5 V dc European Plug 2A - Aus Changeable Heads, Euro Plugtop, UK Plugtop +50°C Micro USB 10W 1 36mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 123-5272
Mfr. Part No.T6143DV
MYR30.175
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V European Plug 2.5A - Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 791-0963
Mfr. Part No.GS36E48-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR150.87
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90 → 264V ac Universal 48 V dc 2-Pin Type C - EuroPlug 750mA - - +50°C P1J 36W 1 79mm 1m -
RS Stock No. 615-8880
BrandRS PRO
MYR60.99
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc Type G - British 3-Pin 500mA Unregulated - +25°C 0.75 x 2.35 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 1.35 x 3.5 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 1.75 x 4.75 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 2.1 x 5 x 12 mm Hollow Plug, 2.5 x 12 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 12 mm Hollow Plug, 3.5 x 15 mm Jack Plug 12W 1 92mm 1.8m -
RS Stock No. 148-963
BrandRS PRO
MYR81.99
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100 → 240V 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 G - British 3-Pin - - - +25°C 2.35 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 12 mm Male Jack Plug, 3.5 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 15 mm Male Jack Plug, 4 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 4.75 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 5.5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug 9.6W 1 82mm 1.8m -
RS Stock No. 472-8623
Mfr. Part No.MPP30 12V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR379.43
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 2.5A - - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 30W 1 115mm 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 706-6518
Mfr. Part No.GE24I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR116.75
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc European Plug 2A - - +50°C P1J 24W 1 81mm 1m -
RS Stock No. 731-6065
BrandRS PRO
MYR158.72
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90 → 264V ac - 24 V dc European Plug 1.5A - - +40°C 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Centre Positive 36W 1 98mm 1.2m -
RS Stock No. 469-3959
Mfr. Part No.MW2P045UK
BrandOEP
MYR68.89
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240V ac Power Adapter 120 V ac Type G - British 3-Pin - - Socket - - 45W 1 62mm - -
RS Stock No. 706-6498
Mfr. Part No.GE18I24-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR138.79
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 750mA - - +50°C P1J 18W 1 81mm 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 721-2207
Mfr. Part No.GS18E15-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR115.59
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15 V dc 2-Pin Type C - EuroPlug 1.2A - - +50°C P1J 18W 1 79mm 1.83m -
RS Stock No. 721-2033
Mfr. Part No.GS06E-11P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR122.34
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 7.5 V dc 2-Pin Type C - EuroPlug 800mA - - +40°C P1J 6W 1 66mm 1.83m -
RS Stock No. 218-4598
Mfr. Part No.8511-24
BrandMascot
MYR126.35
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 24 V dc 2-Pin Type C - EuroPlug 270mA - - - 2.1 x 5.5 mm 6.5W 1 95mm 1.7m -
RS Stock No. 615-8896
BrandRS PRO
MYR42.85
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230V ac - 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc 2-Pin Type C - EuroPlug 500mA - - +25°C 0.75 x 2.35 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 1.35 x 3.5 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 1.75 x 4.75 x 10 mm Hollow Plug, 2.1 x 5 x 12 mm Hollow Plug, 2.5 x 12 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 12 mm Hollow Plug, 3.5 x 15 mm Jack Plug 12W 1 92mm 1.8m -
RS Stock No. 436-759
Mfr. Part No.1828728
BrandFriwo
MYR337.47
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 1.5A - - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 18W 1 85mm 2m -
RS Stock No. 702-3255
Mfr. Part No.5311103
BrandAnsmann
MYR69.74
Each
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100 → 240V 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 - - - +25°C 0.75 x 2.35 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.35 x 3.5 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 12 mm Male Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 15 mm Male Jack Plug 3.6W 1 69mm 1.8m -
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