POWER TO DO IT! Do you need an adapter, plug, power cord or converter of any type?
All electronic devices utilize electricity but they all do not use or need the same amount of it. We can make a similar comparison regarding nutrition for infants, children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. Everyone must eat to survive, but the wrong kind or amount of food can have an adverse, even deadly, affect on anyone. Such is the world of power adaptors, chargers, cords and plugs. Whether open frame, closed box, AC-DC adaptors, DC-DC converters, DC-AC inverters, switching power supplies, modular, hot swappable or wall mounted DIN rail units we can find it or fix it. The differences in size, power, connectors, and input/output specifications may seem overwhelming so let us simplify it for you. As a rule the main concern is with the source (input) and the load (output). Your adapter is designed to meet specific criteria that fulfills minimum power requirements. After that need is met, conformity to other criteria such as form, size and plug sockets come into play. Fortunately you can usually find a label or writing on every adapter and on most sockets they plug into. They specify the exact power recieved and/or produced. This type of information in the world of electronics is just like the labels listing the ingredients in the foods we buy. At first some of the symbols and abbreviations may seem confusing so here are some of the basics. A sine wave (~) indicades A/C and an unbroken line above a dashed or broken line indicates D/C. Many external adaptors for laptops, printers, media players and gaming systems will specify the input voltage range, usually 110 - 240 volts, and the output voltage/amperage along with the polarity. Polarity is very important in AC-DC adaptors. A decimal point inside a capital "C" with two horizontal lines extending to the left and right of the diagram indicate which part is negative or positive. Call us to repair or replace any type of adaptor for any type of device you have. The pin size, voltage and amperage are important.