An AC power adapter keep your electronic devices powered up and their batteries fully charged no matter your location. These power hubs are essential for the mobile business professional who needs to plug in and work without worrying about the type of power source available.
Naturally, since alternating current adapters convert the power to direct current, adapters that will perform the opposite are also available. No matter your power conversion need or device, adapters can be purchased quickly and easily online.
Before you purchase an adapter, it's important to:
- Find out which AC adapters are recommended for use with your device, and whether you need an AC DC adapter instead.
- Make sure the AC adaptors sold are EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) certified.
- Make sure the attached power cord is compatible with the plug style where you will be using your device, and obtain universal AC adapters to ensure you can work anywhere.
Shop for the AC adapters recommended for your deviceLaptops, cameras and other essential mobile electronics might not work with the same AC adapter, or may not operate safely if used with the wrong AC adaptors. Be sure to check with the manufacturer before purchasing to ensure you're buying the correct AC to AC adapter.
Double-check for that EMC certified seal of approvalEMC-certified products means your product meets the electromagnetic compatibility standards of the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. All EMC-certified products are given an International EMC mark.
Check the power cordIf you're a world traveler, we trust you don't want to get stuck in another country with AC adapters that don't fit its plugs. Either purchase the power cord by country, or invest in a universal AC power adapter.
- For added functionality, purchase an AC power adapter or an AC DC adapter that can also charge your cell phone, iPod or PDA