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 its important to check whether its 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. 472-8623
Mfr. Part No.MPP30 12V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR437.92
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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. 436-759
Mfr. Part No.1828728
BrandFriwo
MYR338.84
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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. 472-8459
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 24V
BrandFriwo
MYR165.41
Each
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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. 472-8443
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 12V
BrandFriwo
MYR165.41
Each
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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 450mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 436-771
Mfr. Part No.1882750
BrandFriwo
MYR100.02
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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 650mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 3W 61mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5881
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 5V
BrandFriwo
MYR143.24
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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 G 1.3A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5869
Mfr. Part No.PP8 EU 5V
BrandFriwo
MYR145.53
Each
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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 1.3A +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8572
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 12V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR285.18
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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 European Plug 1.25A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 472-8566
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 9V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR309.40
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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 9V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 495-5904
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 9V
BrandFriwo
MYR139.28
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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 9V dc Type G 800mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5897
Mfr. Part No.PP8 EU 9V
BrandFriwo
MYR190.00
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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 9V dc Type C 800mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8415
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 7.5V
BrandFriwo
MYR165.41
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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 Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 650mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5954
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 24V
BrandFriwo
MYR179.02
Each
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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 Type G 330mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5948
Mfr. Part No.PP8 EU 24V
BrandFriwo
MYR145.53
Each
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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 Type C 330mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8465
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 5V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR169.02
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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 G 1.3A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 472-8522
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 24V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR158.92
Each
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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 Type G 330mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 736-1624
Mfr. Part No.EDV1891664RS
BrandFriwo
MYR162.47
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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 500mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 52mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5926
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 12V
BrandFriwo
MYR179.02
Each
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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 G 700mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5910
Mfr. Part No.PP8 EU 12V
BrandFriwo
MYR171.56
Each
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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 700mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8639
Mfr. Part No.MPP30 24V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR437.92
Each
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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 1.25A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 30W 115mm - 2m Yes