Power adapters, also known as power supplies, are an integral part of any small electronic device. The power adapter takes the current supplied from a wall socket, mobile power port and in some cases, a USB port and in turn adapt them to low voltage DC power. Powering cell phones, computers, laptops, computer peripherals, MP3 players and many more, the electronic world relies on power adapters. Electronic devices work at specific voltages, watts and amps and using the wrong power adapter keeps a device from working properly or simply renders the device inoperable.
Power adapters are available in the familiar wall-wart variety as well as contact folding compact versions. Laptops power adapters are two-piece designs for easier portability. Whatever your power adapter needs there are power adapter manufacturers to meet your business specifications. When it comes time to buy power adapters, consider the following:
1. Use conventional power adapters for mobile devices and computer peripherals.
2. Provide DC or AC power adapters to give customers more flexibility in where they can use your product.
3. Install self-contained power adapters in electronics where mobility is not a concern.
Find conventional power adapters to make home and mobile installations easier for the customerConventional power transformers consist of a transformer sealed in a hard plastic case, an adapter body, power input cable and an insulated outer casing. Used as the primary power supply for the vast majority of electronic devices they are available in AC and DC output models to meet the needs of a wide range of applications.
Select an AC-DC adapter that meets the exact power requirements of your deviceAC-DC adapters appear much like conventions adapters but allow electronic devices to operate in a multiple environment from the alternating current supplied at the wall. AC-DC adapters allow power to flow in one direction only while converting the AC power to the precise amperage and voltage to meet the devices requirements.
Find internal power adapter suppliers with a large selection of size and power optionsInternal power AC and DC power adapters built into the electronics eliminates the need for a wall-wart. The small form power plug used in radios, televisions and other self-contained devices has the transformer on a board. This style of power adapter can have a removable or permanent power cord depending on the specific application.
- Selecting the right power adapter that meets the needs of your customers isn't easy. Use product testing and usability studies to determine the best style for your application.