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. 278-7737
Mfr. Part No.9525000135
BrandMascot
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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 800mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 10W 75mm - 2m -
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Mfr. Part No.GPP10 MEDICAL 12V
BrandFriwo
PHP3,033.62
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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 Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 800mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 10W 66mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 472-8421
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 9V
BrandFriwo
PHP2,188.81
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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, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 550mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
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Mfr. Part No.5014000043
BrandMascot
PHP1,161.33
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12 V dc Type C 300mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 3.6W 63mm - - -
RS Stock No. 433-5912
Mfr. Part No.9829000045
BrandMascot
PHP2,906.86
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220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 30 V dc Type C 650mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 19.5W 75mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8566
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 9V MED
BrandFriwo
PHP2,714.00
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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 9 V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 720-3739
Mfr. Part No.VNCLO-PSU-EU
BrandFTDI Chip
PHP511.93
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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 C 1A +40°C - EU Plug 1 9W - - - -
RS Stock No. 706-6511
Mfr. Part No.GE24I15-P1J
BrandMean Well
PHP1,744.69
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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 Switched Mode Power Supply 15 V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1.6A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 24W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 729-3186
Mfr. Part No.AC002014
BrandMicrochip
PHP1,922.09
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110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac - 9 V dc Asia, European Plug, North America 800mA +40°C 2.5 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 7.2W - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-9220
Mfr. Part No.LFZVC30NP15-I
BrandEOS
PHP2,086.67
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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 15 V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Centre Positive Right Angle Jack Universal Plug 1 30W 82mm - 1.52m -
RS Stock No. 472-8538
Mfr. Part No.PP8 EU 24V MED
BrandFriwo
PHP2,370.62
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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 Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Type C 330mA +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 8W 77mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 400-6838
Mfr. Part No.9881000048
BrandMascot
PHP1,566.02
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12 V dc Type C 1A +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 12W 74mm - - -
RS Stock No. 400-6579
Mfr. Part No.9580000060
BrandMascot
PHP1,252.66
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 9 V ac Type C 1A +40°C Interchangeable EU Plug 1 9W 63mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 721-2156
Mfr. Part No.GS15E-6P1J
BrandMean Well
PHP2,222.13
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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 Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Type C 620mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 15W 71.5mm - 1.83m -
RS Stock No. 261-2920
Mfr. Part No.PS699
BrandArlec
PHP1,330.76
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- - 3 V dc, 4.5 V dc, 6 V dc, 7.5 V dc, 9 V dc, 12 V dc - 500mA - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 397-9757
Mfr. Part No.9829000041
BrandMascot
PHP2,957.25
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220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc Type G 1.2A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 14.4W 75mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8415
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 7.5V
BrandFriwo
PHP2,188.81
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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 7.5 V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 650mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 400-6709
Mfr. Part No.9583000044
BrandMascot
PHP1,252.66
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 12 V dc Type G 250mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 3W 59mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 452-8388
Mfr. Part No.9923000056
BrandMascot
PHP2,057.87
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220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 5 V dc Type G 1.2A +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 6W 75mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8550
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 6V MED
BrandFriwo
PHP3,773.72
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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 6 V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 2.1A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes