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. 706-6460
Mfr. Part No.GE12I15-P1J
BrandMean Well
$41.83
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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 15V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 800mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 12W 70.7mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 436-759
Mfr. Part No.1828728
BrandFriwo
$132.44
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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 12V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 18W 85mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 706-6502
Mfr. Part No.GE24I05-P1J
BrandMean Well
$26.36
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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 5V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 3A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 15W 81mm - 1 → 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 706-6524
Mfr. Part No.GE24I24-P1J
BrandMean Well
$46.88
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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 24V dc Type C 1A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 24W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 729-3186
Mfr. Part No.AC002014
BrandMicrochip
$40.56
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110 V ac, 115 V ac, 120 V ac, 127 V ac, 220 V ac - 9V 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. 706-6458
Mfr. Part No.GE12I09-P1J
BrandMean Well
$39.24
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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 -
RS Stock No. 706-6467
Mfr. Part No.GE12I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
$35.03
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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/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. 706-6482
Mfr. Part No.GE18I12-P1J
BrandMean Well
$46.60
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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 C 1.5A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive EU Plug 1 18W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 706-6527
Mfr. Part No.GE24I48-P1J
BrandMean Well
$26.36
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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 48V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 500mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 24W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 706-6473
Mfr. Part No.GE12I24-P1J
BrandMean Well
$36.27
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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 24V dc - 625mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 15W 70.7mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 495-5976
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 9V
BrandFriwo
$112.86
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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, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 1.5A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 117-6603
Mfr. Part No.GE30I24-P1J
BrandMean Well
$55.59
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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 24V dc - 1.25A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 30W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 472-8588
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 24V MED
BrandFriwo
$110.49
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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 24V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 625mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 706-6464
Mfr. Part No.GE12I18-P1J
BrandMean Well
$19.40
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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 18V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 830mA +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 15W 70.7mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 436-793
Mfr. Part No.GPP10 6V
BrandFriwo
$83.72
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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 6V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 1.4A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 10W 66mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 472-8639
Mfr. Part No.MPP30 24V MED
BrandFriwo
$161.43
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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 24V dc European Plug 1.25A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 30W 115mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 472-8550
Mfr. Part No.MPP15 6V MED
BrandFriwo
$110.20
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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 6V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 2.1A +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 15W 87.5mm - 2m Yes
RS Stock No. 472-8409
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 6V
BrandFriwo
$61.65
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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 6V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 850mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 65mm - 2m -
RS Stock No. 706-6476
Mfr. Part No.GE18I05-P1J
BrandMean Well
$26.62
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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 5V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2.4A +50°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive Universal Plug 1 12W 81mm - 1.5m -
RS Stock No. 736-1636
Mfr. Part No.EDV1891667RS
BrandFriwo
$56.56
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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 24V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 250mA +40°C Interchangeable Universal Plug 1 6W 52mm - 2m -
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