What is the definition of an ac power adapter?

Answer An AC power adapter plugs into a wall outlet and converts AC current into DC voltage to power electronic devices. They come in two kinds: the "power brick," a box with cords on either end that is ... Read More »

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If you use the wrong household AC electrical power adapter to give power to something what part of its circuit will be damaged?

This question could be understood in two different ways and both ways would make good sense! So two separate answers are given below. ANSWER 1 If the question is asking which part of a circuit woul... Read More »

What is a USB power adapter?

A USB power adapter is an accessory that uses the power generated by your computer to power or charge an electronic device, such as a game system, cell phone or iPod. The power adapter plugs into a... Read More »

Can a 12-volt, 500-amp power adapter be substituted for a 12-volt, 200-amp power adapter?

Each power supply is rated according to the maximum electrical current at a set voltage the power supply can provide. Therefore, a 12-volt, 500-amp power supply may be used in place of a 12-volt, 2... Read More »

What is a European power adapter?

A European power adapter is a piece of equipment that allows North American flat-prong plugs to plug into European two- or three-prong electrical sockets. The voltage range in Europe is between 200... Read More »