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. 706-6460
Mfr. Part No.GE12I15-P1J
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$46.01
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 800mA +50°C P1J - 1 12W 70.7mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6473
Mfr. Part No.GE12I24-P1J
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$38.02
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24V dc - 625mA +50°C P1J - 1 15W 70.7mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6524
Mfr. Part No.GE24I24-P1J
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$46.05
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24V dc European Plug 1A +50°C P1J - 1 24W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6458
Mfr. Part No.GE12I09-P1J
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$38.02
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 9V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1.33A +50°C P1J - 1 12W 70.7mm 1m - -
RS Stock No. 117-6601
Mfr. Part No.GE30I15-P1J
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$54.28
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15V dc - 0 → 2A +50°C - - 1 30W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6518
Mfr. Part No.GE24I12-P1J
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$41.09
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc European Plug 2A +50°C P1J - 1 24W 81mm 1m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6467
Mfr. Part No.GE12I12-P1J
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$33.95
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1A +50°C P1J - 1 12W 70.7mm 1m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6482
Mfr. Part No.GE18I12-P1J
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$48.85
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc European Plug 1.5A +50°C P1J - 1 18W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6464
Mfr. Part No.GE12I18-P1J
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$19.47
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 18V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 830mA +50°C P1J - 1 15W 70.7mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6515
Mfr. Part No.GE24I18-P1J
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$26.45
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 18V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1.33A +50°C P1J - 1 24W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 117-6600
Mfr. Part No.GE30I12-P1J
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$26.80
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 12V dc - 0 → 2.5A +50°C - - 1 30W 81mm 1m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6476
Mfr. Part No.GE18I05-P1J
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$26.71
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 5V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2.4A +50°C P1J - 1 12W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 117-6603
Mfr. Part No.GE30I24-P1J
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$54.28
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 24V dc - 0 → 1.25A +50°C - - 1 30W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6451
Mfr. Part No.GE12I05-P1J
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$38.02
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 5V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2A +50°C P1J - 1 10W 70.7mm 1m - -
RS Stock No. 117-6602
Mfr. Part No.GE30I18-P1J
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$54.28
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 18V dc - 0 → 1.66A +50°C - - 1 30W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6511
Mfr. Part No.GE24I15-P1J
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$55.36
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1.6A +50°C P1J - 1 24W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6495
Mfr. Part No.GE18I18-P1J
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$40.28
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 18V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1A +50°C P1J - 1 18W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6509
Mfr. Part No.GE24I09-P1J
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$51.56
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 9V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 2.22A +50°C P1J - 1 20W 81mm 1m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6492
Mfr. Part No.GE18I48-P1J
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$50.62
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 48V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 375mA +50°C P1J - 1 18W 81mm 1.5m - -
RS Stock No. 706-6486
Mfr. Part No.GE18I15-P1J
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$26.71
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90 → 264V ac Switched Mode Power Supply 15V dc Australia/China, European Plug, UK, US/Japan 1.2A +50°C P1J - 1 18W 81mm 1.5m - -