What is AC type adapter?
What is an AC Adapter? An AC adapter is an external power supply that converts alternating current (AC) from a wall outlet to a direct current (DC) needed by an electronic device. Therefore, it is an AC/DC converter. When it supplies power to a battery-powered device, it is also accurate to describe it as a charger.
Are all AC DC chargers the same?
Each AC/DC power adapter is specifically designed to accept a certain AC input (usually the standard output from a 120 V AC outlet in your home) and convert it to a particular DC output. Likewise, each electronic device is specifically designed to accept a certain DC input.
What is ACDC adapter?
In a nutshell, an AC-DC power supply converts one type of electricity (AC – “alternating current” into DC – “direct current.” Each day, most people will undoubtedly use electrical devices that require both types of electricity. For example, your car requires a 12v DC electricity supply to operate.
Can I use a DC adapter instead of AC?
Short answer: No, most AC devices could not run off DC. In-depth answer: There are very specific cases where this will work. If your input circuit is a diode rectifier followed by capacitors, after which everything in the system is expecting DC, then you should be able to feed DC into the circuit.