DC Power Plugs

What is a DC Power plug?

The DC Power Plug is designed to supply direct current from a mains connection to a device, and is typically used to power small to medium appliances. Although there are various types of DC Connector, the most common type is sometimes referred to as a Barrel Connector. This style of connector features an insulated cylindrical tip, sometimes called a sleeve, or ring, which accepts a pin from the socket counterpart. This design ensures a safe and secure connection, with a smooth disconnect and connect action. DC connectors have many more standard types that are not interchangeable. The dimensions and arrangement of DC connectors can be chosen to prevent accidental interconnection of incompatible sources and loads.

DC Jacks
The standard dc barrel plug or jack has two conductors, one each for power and ground. Convention is for the center pin to be power and the outer sleeve to be ground, but reversing the connections is acceptable. Some power jack models include a third conductor which forms a switch with the outer sleeve conductor. One use of the switch function is to detect or indicate the insertion of a plug. Another use of the switch function is to select between power sources dependent upon whether a plug is or is not inserted into the jack.
Applications
Though USB powered devices are more and more common, DC power plugs are still a serviceable standard in powering smaller appliances. They can typically be used with certain portable computers, electronic instruments and sound systems.

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Description Price Current Rating Inner Diameter Body Orientation Outer Diameter Voltage Rating Length Mounting Type IP Rating Minimum Cable Diameter Maximum Cable Diameter Contact Plating Contact Material Series
RS Stock No. 505-1564
Mfr. Part No.XNES/J 250
BrandLumberg
$2.59
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1A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V dc 43mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Brass XNES/J
RS Stock No. 173-9848
Mfr. Part No.4840.1230
BrandMasterplug
$4.393
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2A 1.4mm Straight 6.5mm 18 V dc 46.5mm Cable Mount - - 4mm Nickel Silver Alloy Brass JSBP5
RS Stock No. 294-7024
Mfr. Part No.4840.1230
BrandMasterplug
$4.634
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2A 1.4mm Straight 6.5mm 18 V dc 46.5mm Cable Mount - - 4mm Nickel Silver Alloy Brass JSBP5
RS Stock No. 771-9186
BrandRS PRO
$1.822
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1A 2.1mm - 5.5mm 12 V 44mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel - DC
RS Stock No. 487-858
BrandRS PRO
$6.28
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5A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V 23.6mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Brass -
RS Stock No. 884-0948
BrandRS PRO
$2.494
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2A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V dc 34.5mm Cable Mount - - 5.2mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 884-0941
BrandRS PRO
$8.79
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- 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V 2m Cable Mount - - 2.5mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 878-7207
Mfr. Part No.761KS12
$11.25
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5A 2.5mm Straight - - 57.1mm Cable Mount IP68 3.2mm 3.8mm Tin Copper Alloy 761KS
RS Stock No. 138-9382
Mfr. Part No.NES 1 GRAU
BrandLumberg
$3.83
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3A 1.98mm Straight 6mm 34 V dc 36mm - - - - Nickel Brass NEB/J
RS Stock No. 884-0950
BrandRS PRO
$2.494
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2A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V dc 34.5mm Cable Mount - - 5.2mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 170-5685
Mfr. Part No.1636 06
BrandLumberg
$4.406
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2A 4.1 Straight 6.5mm 24 V dc 37mm Cable Mount - 1.7mm 7mm Nickel CuZn -
RS Stock No. 909-2244
Mfr. Part No.1636 06
BrandLumberg
$5.23
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2A 4.1mm Straight 6.5mm 24 V dc 37mm Cable Mount - 1.7mm 7mm Nickel CuZn -
RS Stock No. 487-826
BrandRS PRO
$6.95
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5A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V 23.6mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Silver Alloy Brass -
RS Stock No. 771-9174
BrandRS PRO
$1.839
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1A 2.5mm - 5.5mm 12 V 44mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel - DC
RS Stock No. 487-810
BrandRS PRO
$17.10
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5A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V 40.4mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Brass -
RS Stock No. 884-0932
BrandRS PRO
$7.73
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2A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 16 V 2m Cable Mount - - 2.5mm - - FC68147
RS Stock No. 211-348
Mfr. Part No.3630A
BrandMascot
$2.91
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- 2.1mm Right Angle 5.5mm - 12mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 876-8653
Mfr. Part No.761K
$8.35
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5A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm - 45.7mm Cable Mount - - - Tin Brass 761
RS Stock No. 487-854
BrandRS PRO
$7.38
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5A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V 23.6mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Silver Alloy Brass -
RS Stock No. 505-1558
Mfr. Part No.XNES/J 210
BrandLumberg
$2.59
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500mA 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12 V dc 43mm Cable Mount - - - Nickel Brass NES/J
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