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The Difference Between Power Adapter And Switching Power Supply
Sep 17, 2018

Switching power supplies are a large class. The power adapter is a switching power supply.


Power Adapter


A power adapter is something that supplies power to a device. For example, the power adapter of the liquid crystal display, and the power adapter of the printer. Can't call the charger.


Most notebook power adapters can automatically detect 100 to 240V AC (50/60Hz). Basically, all laptops have external power supplies and are connected to the main unit by a line. This can reduce the size and weight of the main unit.

The model has a power supply built into the main unit. For more information on what the "power adapter is" friends can click on this article.


Switching power supply


Switching power supply is a way to turn 220V voltage into low voltage DC. It is different from traditional power frequency transformer. The power supply using this switching voltage technology is called a switching power supply, and the charger and power adapter are currently using switching power supply technology.


At present, switching power supplies are widely used in almost all electronic devices due to their small size, light weight and high efficiency. It is an indispensable power supply method for the rapid development of the electronic information industry.