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. 706-6458
Mfr. Part No.GE12I09-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR46.36
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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/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1.33A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 12W 70.7mm - 1m -
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- Universal - - - - - - 1 - 118mm - 118mm -
RS Stock No. 400-6591
Mfr. Part No.9780000046
BrandMascot
MYR130.94
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12V ac Type C 1A +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 12W 63mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 721-2279
Mfr. Part No.GS25E28-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR191.94
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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 28V dc Type C 890mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 25W 79mm - 1.83m -
RS Stock No. 400-6664
Mfr. Part No.9881000046
BrandMascot
MYR124.53
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9V dc Type G - British 3-Pin 1A +40°C 1 x 2.1 mm with Snap-Lock, 1 x 2.5 mm with Snap-Lock - 1 9W 83mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 706-6509
Mfr. Part No.GE24I09-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR73.44
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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/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2.22A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 20W 81mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 791-0945
Mfr. Part No.GSM36E48-P1J
BrandMean Well
MYR75.69
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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 Universal 48V dc Type C 750mA +60°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 36W 54mm - 1.8m Yes
RS Stock No. 423-7931
Mfr. Part No.5117000041
BrandMascot
MYR136.61
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 5V dc Type G 800mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 4W 82mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 400-6541
Mfr. Part No.9780000045
BrandMascot
MYR139.48
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12V ac Type G 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 18W 83mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 681-0998
Mfr. Part No.AC002013
BrandMicrochip
MYR361.50
Each
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- Switched Mode Power Supply - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 452-8445
Mfr. Part No.9923000062
BrandMascot
MYR207.11
Each
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220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24V dc Type G 500mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 12W 75mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8443
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 12V
BrandFriwo
MYR185.43
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. 679-6707
Mfr. Part No.8594004
BrandAnsmann
MYR96.85
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 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc Type G 1.4 → 2.5A +25°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 16.8W 82mm - 1.8m No
RS Stock No. 495-5869
Mfr. Part No.PP8 EU 5V
BrandFriwo
MYR142.94
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. 423-7947
Mfr. Part No.5117000040
BrandMascot
MYR130.90
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 5V dc Type C 800mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 4W 78mm - - -
RS Stock No. 400-6557
Mfr. Part No.9580000058
BrandMascot
MYR99.65
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9V ac Type C 300mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 3W 56mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8572
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 12V MED
BrandFriwo
MYR319.71
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 European Plug 1.25A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 400-6490
Mfr. Part No.9580000055
BrandMascot
MYR99.65
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9V ac Type G 800mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 7W 59mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 495-5881
Mfr. Part No.PP8 UK 5V
BrandFriwo
MYR148.68
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 G 1.3A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 615-8616
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MYR544.76
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90 → 265V ac - - Type G - British 3-Pin - - 3-Pin DIN Connector - - - - - - -
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