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 Input Connector Maximum Temperature Output Connector Power Rating Number of Outputs Length Cable Length Medical Approved Efficiency
RS Stock No. 909-8126
Mfr. Part No.T5875DV
$13.81
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V - 2.5A Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 103-4301
Mfr. Part No.T5875DV
$13.358
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V - 2.5A Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 103-4302
Mfr. Part No.T5989DV
$13.837
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90 → 264V ac Universal 5.1 V - 2.5A Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 909-8135
Mfr. Part No.T5989DV
$16.71
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90 → 264V ac Power Supply 5.1 V - 2.5A Socket +40°C Micro USB 13W 1 73.2mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 702-3259
Mfr. Part No.5311113
BrandAnsmann
$45.90
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100 → 240V 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 0.75 x 2.35 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.35 x 3.5 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 12 mm Male Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 15 mm Male Jack Plug 12W 1 74mm 1.8m - -
RS Stock No. 702-3255
Mfr. Part No.5311103
BrandAnsmann
$31.52
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100 → 240V 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 - - +25°C 0.75 x 2.35 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.35 x 3.5 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 10 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 12 mm Male Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 12 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 15 mm Male Jack Plug 3.6W 1 69mm 1.8m - -
RS Stock No. 517-5452
Mfr. Part No.T1255-21J
$42.21
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96 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc Australia/New Zealand 1.5A - +35°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive - 1 81mm - - 70%
RS Stock No. 736-1611
Mfr. Part No.EDV1891660RS
BrandFriwo
$69.93
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 5 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 1.2A - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 6W 1 52mm 2m - -
RS Stock No. 472-8459
Mfr. Part No.MPP6 24V
BrandFriwo
$71.37
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc European Plug 220mA - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 6W 1 65mm 2m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6460
Mfr. Part No.GE12I15-P1J
BrandMean Well
$46.01
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15 V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 800mA - +50°C P1J 12W 1 70.7mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 436-755
Mfr. Part No.1890854
BrandFriwo
$139.22
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 5 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 3A - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 18W 1 85mm 2m Yes -
RS Stock No. 436-765
Mfr. Part No.1827497
BrandFriwo
$85.12
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 420mA - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 10W 1 66mm 2m - 80%
RS Stock No. 517-5480
Mfr. Part No.T1225-021
$52.16
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc 2-Pin SAA Australia/New Zealand 2.5A - +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm DC Plug - 1 93mm 2m - 75%
RS Stock No. 517-5468
Mfr. Part No.T1512P21
$42.21
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96 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15 V dc Australia/New Zealand 1.2A - +35°C 2.1 x 5.5 x 11 mm Centre Positive - 1 81mm - - 70%
RS Stock No. 668-9236
Mfr. Part No.LFZVC30NP30-I
BrandEOS
$61.83
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 30 V dc European Plug 1A - +40°C Right Angle Jack 30W 1 82mm 1.52m - -
RS Stock No. 124-4716
BrandRS PRO
$19.93
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90 → 264V ac Universal 12 V dc Global Plug 1A - +40°C 2.1 x 5.5 mm 12W 1 70mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 472-8623
Mfr. Part No.MPP30 12V MED
BrandFriwo
$196.51
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12 V dc Australia, European Plug, Japan, UK, US 2.5A - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 30W 1 115mm 2m Yes -
RS Stock No. 706-6473
Mfr. Part No.GE12I24-P1J
BrandMean Well
$38.02
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc - 625mA - +50°C P1J 15W 1 70.7mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 803-1582
Mfr. Part No.EVAL-CFTL-6V-PWRZ
$32.53
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110 / 240V dc Power Adapter 6 V Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1A - - - - 1 - - - -
RS Stock No. 736-1636
Mfr. Part No.EDV1891667RS
BrandFriwo
$62.21
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100 → 240V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24 V dc Australia, European Plug, IEC, Japan, UK, US 250mA - +40°C 1.3 x 3.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 1.7 x 4 x 11 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 11.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.1 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 2.5 x 13 mm Jack Plug, 2.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 mm Female Coaxial Plug, 3.5 x 14 mm Jack Plug 6W 1 52mm 2m - -
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