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. 702-3259
Mfr. Part No.5311113
BrandAnsmann
PHP1,366.46
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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 Australia, European Plug, UK, US 1A +25°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 12W 74mm - 1.8m -
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Mfr. Part No.5311103
BrandAnsmann
PHP985.73
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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 Australia, European Plug, UK, US 300 → 600mA +25°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 3.6W 69mm Regulated 1.8m No
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Mfr. Part No.T6143DV
PHP349.605
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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 5.1 V dc Type C 2.5A +40°C Micro USB Type B EU Plug 1 13W 73.2mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 720-3720
Mfr. Part No.VNCLO-PSU-USA
BrandFTDI Chip
PHP696.21
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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 - 9 V dc Type A 1A +40°C - US Plug 1 9W - - - -
RS Stock No. 706-6518
Mfr. Part No.GE24I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
PHP1,883.18
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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 12 V 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. 472-8392
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 5V
BrandFriwo
PHP2,090.29
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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 5 V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 1A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 735-0737
Mfr. Part No.5111233
BrandAnsmann
PHP1,032.32
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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 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 C 300 → 600mA +25°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 3.6W 69mm Regulated 1.8m No
RS Stock No. 400-6822
Mfr. Part No.9881000047
BrandMascot
PHP1,570.09
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9 V dc Type C 1A +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 9W 74mm - - -
RS Stock No. 400-6541
Mfr. Part No.9780000045
BrandMascot
PHP1,650.60
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12 V ac Type G 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 18W 83mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 436-715
Mfr. Part No.PP3 24V EU
BrandFriwo
PHP1,507.66
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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 24 V dc Type C 135mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 3W 61mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 400-6715
Mfr. Part No.9783000045
BrandMascot
PHP1,659.29
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9 V dc Type G 500mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 4.5W 82mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 735-0731
Mfr. Part No.1201-0000
BrandAnsmann
PHP935.42
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 C 600mA +25°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 7.2W 69mm - 1.8m -
RS Stock No. 218-4649
Mfr. Part No.8717-5/24
BrandMascot
PHP3,618.54
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230V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Type C 400 → 1500mA +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 10W 100mm - - -
RS Stock No. 400-6670
Mfr. Part No.9881000045
BrandMascot
PHP1,570.09
Each
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12 V dc Type G 1A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 12W 83mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 400-6507
Mfr. Part No.9580000056
BrandMascot
PHP1,461.94
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9 V ac Type G 1A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 9W 59mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 400-6490
Mfr. Part No.9580000055
BrandMascot
PHP1,255.91
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9 V ac Type G 800mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 7W 59mm - 2m -
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Mfr. Part No.MW1P100FK
BrandOEP
PHP1,917.03
Each
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- - - Type G - British 3-Pin - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 278-7715
Mfr. Part No.8713000167
BrandMascot
PHP4,056.97
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 15 V dc Type C 500 → 800mA +35°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 7.5W 100mm - - Yes
RS Stock No. 706-6509
Mfr. Part No.GE24I09-P1J
BrandMean Well
PHP1,349.04
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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 9 V 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. 702-3268
Mfr. Part No.5311123
BrandAnsmann
PHP1,521.15
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 Australia, European Plug, UK, US 1.5A +25°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 18W 79.5mm - 1.8m -