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. 469-3959
Mfr. Part No.MW2P045UK
BrandOEP
€10.54
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RS Stock No. 702-3255
Mfr. Part No.5311103
BrandAnsmann
€14.33
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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
RS Stock No. 706-6518
Mfr. Part No.GE24I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
€23.47
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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 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. 123-5272
Mfr. Part No.T6143DV
€5.582
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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. 720-3726
Mfr. Part No.VNCLO-PSU-UK
BrandFTDI Chip
€11.52
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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 G 1A +40°C - UK Plug 1 9W - - - -
RS Stock No. 478-4689
Mfr. Part No.MW1P100FK
BrandOEP
€18.89
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- - - Type G - British 3-Pin - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 122-4461
Mfr. Part No.USBPLGW2-MP
BrandMasterplug
€7.88
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RS Stock No. 903-2911
BrandRS PRO
€26.52
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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 24 V dc European, Interchangeable UK, US Plugtop 1.7A +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 40W 90mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 423-7931
Mfr. Part No.5117000041
BrandMascot
€27.13
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230V ac Linear Power Supply 5 V dc Type G 800mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 4W 82mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 702-3268
Mfr. Part No.5311123
BrandAnsmann
€26.10
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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 -
RS Stock No. 668-9236
Mfr. Part No.LFZVC30NP30-I
BrandEOS
€37.01
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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 30 V dc European 1A +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. 452-8445
Mfr. Part No.9923000062
BrandMascot
€46.69
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220 V ac, 230 V ac, 240 V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Type G 500mA +40°C Interchangeable UK Plug 1 12W 75mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 706-6467
Mfr. Part No.GE12I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
€19.71
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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/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 12W 70.7mm - 1m -
RS Stock No. 702-3259
Mfr. Part No.5311113
BrandAnsmann
€20.87
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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 -
RS Stock No. 121-7142
Mfr. Part No.VEL12US120-UK-JA
BrandXP Power
€10.31
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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 G 1A +60°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 12 mm Centre Positive UK Plug 1 12W 76mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 736-1636
Mfr. Part No.EDV1891667RS
BrandFriwo
€32.44
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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 24 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 250mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 52mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 720-9077
Mfr. Part No.1200-0004
BrandAnsmann
€13.94
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RS Stock No. 668-9227
Mfr. Part No.LFZVC30NP12-I
BrandEOS
€33.15
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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/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2.5A +40°C 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Centre Positive - Right Angle Universal Plug 1 30W 82mm - 1.52m -
RS Stock No. 400-6670
Mfr. Part No.9881000045
BrandMascot
€25.86
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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. 121-7193
Mfr. Part No.VER05US050-UB
BrandXP Power
€7.47
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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 5 V dc Interchangeable 1A +60°C Micro USB Type B Universal Plug 1 5W 37mm - 1.5m -