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Unlike direct current, where electrons only move in a single direction, the flow of electricity with alternating current periodically reverses. Some smaller devices can operate using AC power, but many larger and more powerful electronics require DC power. Since electric generation plants only transmit AC power, AC to DC converters allow consumers to use their DC powered devices. Read More…

AC to DC Converter An AC to DC converter is a device used to change AC, or alternating current, to DC, or direct current. The electricity that is delivered to homes, offices, and industrial facilities comes in the form of alternating current.
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National City, CA  |  800-275-5224

TDK-Lambda Americas designs and manufactures a wide range of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies and EMI Filters for Medical, Telecom, Industrial, Datacom, and Test & Measurement applications worldwide. The company has been a major provider of power solutions since 1948. TDK-Lambda is a subsidiary of the TDK Corporation, a leading global electronics company.

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Easton, PA  |  800-523-9478

For 4 decades, Acopian Technical Company has specialized in long lasting power supplies (0 volts – 30000 V). We offer AC power supplies, DC power supplies, AC to DC converters, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), AC to DC power supplies & high voltage power supplies. With quality customer service & technical support, we have thousands of power supplies for thousands of applications.

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Acopian Technical Company $$$

Hicksville, NY  |  516-935-2230

APS are specialists in power conversion and the manufacture of high performance power systems. Products include power converters and inverters; motor drives and brakes; battery chargers; AC and DC power supplies; driver circuits and more. Custom and standard power systems are available.

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Applied Power Systems, Inc. $$$

Perris, CA  |  951-277-0757

Our company offers a variety of standard and custom power supplies. These items are great for a wide range of applications. If you have any special requests then please let our representatives know. If you ever run into any questions or issues then our engineers are available to assist you. There is no project too challenging for our teams! Give us a call today!

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Triad Magnetics $$$

Livermore, CA  |  800-669-8090

At Quail Electronics, we are your power cord specialists. Our power supplies consist of green dot cords, high voltage cords, North American and international cords, specialty cords, plus adapters, plugs and strips.

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Quail Electronics, Inc. $$$
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Constant Voltage Switch Mode Power Supply AC to DC Converter - Triad Magnetics

In many cases, AC to DC converters are included as components in larger electronic devices and power systems, but they can also be used as external power supplies. Most people are familiar with the “power brick” component of a laptop power cord. This brick serves to change the alternating current from the wall socket to direct current as well as to lower the voltage to a useable level. This is an example of an AC to DC converter, and there are many similar examples seen in other electronic devices.

These devices are also known as voltage adapters, AC/DC power adapters, universal voltage adapters, or adapter plugs. Ideal as a household transceiver, cellular phone charger, automobile/mobile equipment, or portable equipment, an AC to DC converter has many uses. It can convert any cell phone or PDA phone car charger to a house charger.

An AC to DC converter makes it possible to get power from anywhere and at anytime. It can also be used to transform a traditional outlet into a power charger or as an adapter between U.S. and European power sources. Also phase converters are used in the AC-to-DC converter processes.