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. 726-2980
BrandRS PRO
kr 309,47
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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 Type G 3A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Centre Positive UK Plug 1 36W 64mm - 1.2m -
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BrandRS PRO
kr 91,13
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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 Power Adapter 12V dc Type C 1.5A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 18W 74.5mm Regulated 1500mm -
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BrandRS PRO
kr 53,94
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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 Power Adapter 5V dc Type C 1A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 5W 67mm Regulated 1500mm -
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BrandRS PRO
kr 125,02
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230 V ac, 240 V ac Linear Power Supply 18V dc Type G 600mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive UK Plug 1 11W 87mm Unregulated 1.8m No
RS Stock No. 903-2860
BrandRS PRO
kr 160,32
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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 Power Supply 9V dc European, Interchangeable UK, US Plugtop 670mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 6W 64mm - 1.5m -
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BrandRS PRO
kr 126,12
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RS Stock No. 175-3302
BrandRS PRO
kr 91,13
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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 Power Adapter 5V dc Type G 2.5A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive UK Plug 1 12.5W 70mm Regulated 1500mm -
RS Stock No. 175-3298
BrandRS PRO
kr 84,35
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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 Power Adapter 9V dc Type C 660mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 6W 61.6mm Regulated 1500mm -
RS Stock No. 144-0954
BrandRS PRO
kr 201,09
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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 Australia, European Plug, UK, US 4A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 20W 52mm Regulated 1.2m -
RS Stock No. 139-2337
BrandRS PRO
kr 123,73
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230 V ac, 240 V ac Linear Power Supply 24V dc Type C 450mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 11W 89mm Unregulated 1.8m No
RS Stock No. 124-2184
BrandRS PRO
kr 94,62
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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 Power Adapter 5V dc Type C 1.5A +40°C Micro USB Type B EU Plug 1 7.5W 35.68mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 903-2908
BrandRS PRO
kr 195,91
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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 Power Supply 24V dc Type C 1A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 24W 79.1mm - 1.8m -
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BrandRS PRO
kr 148,75
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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 AC-DC Power Adapter 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc Type C 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 18W 92.2mm Regulated 1.5m No
RS Stock No. 124-2204
BrandRS PRO
kr 175,37
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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 2.5A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 10 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 24W 69.3mm - 1.5m -
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RS Stock No. 200-8948
BrandRS PRO
kr 223,17
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100 → 240V ac Power Adapter 12V dc European 4.2A - - - 1 50W - - - -
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RS Stock No. 200-8942
BrandRS PRO
kr 153,45
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100 → 240V ac Power Adapter 12V dc European 2.5A - - - 1 30W - - - -
RS Stock No. 123-6687
BrandRS PRO
kr 69,79
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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 Power Supply 5V dc Type G 1A +40°C USB Type A UK Plug 1 5W 47.3mm - - -
RS Stock No. 139-1764
BrandRS PRO
kr 79,46
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230 V ac, 240 V ac Linear Power Supply 12V ac Type C 400mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 5W 62mm - 1.8m No
RS Stock No. 144-0963
BrandRS PRO
kr 278,26
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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 30V dc Australia, European Plug, UK, US 1.68A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 50.4W 52mm Regulated 1.2m -
RS Stock No. 126-2120
BrandRS PRO
kr 310,17
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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 Power Supply 12V dc Global 2A +45°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 24W 30mm - 1.5m Yes
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