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Worldwide Plugs and Sockets

The voltages listed here are the “nominal” figures reported to be in use at most residential or commercial sites in the country or area named. Most electrical power systems are prone to slight variations in voltage due to demand or other factors. Generally, this difference is inconsequential, as most appliances are built to tolerate current [...]

What is AC Adapters?

You use them daily on your laptop computer; you use them on your mobile phone, and even on your printer and other networking devices. But what exactly are they and why do you need them? Why can’t I just plug my laptop directly to the wall outlet? Why does it have to have this extra [...]

Heat of laptop ac adapters

Since the frequent change of laptop, and LCD’s fast development inch by inch, the power adapter of laptop is move on stage by stage, even reaching more than 100W or so, almost equals a small desktop computer power supply! Like these laptop AC adapters, it’s common ones that the watt is from 60 to 100 [...]

Laptop and Notebook Computer Power Adapters

Power Adapter is an electronic device that produces a direct current from the mains with an Alternating Current (AC). Though a power supply it is popularly known as an AC Power Adapter or AC Adapter. Laptops along with most other portable devices use Direct Current, this also applies to rechargeable batteries which power laptops. Direct [...]

Singapore Safety Mark

In Singapore, (The standards , Productivity and Innovation Board) SPRING Singapore administers the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirement) Registration Scheme (CPS Scheme) to ensure that consumer electrical, electronic and gas appliances and products are safe. The CPS Scheme requires all traders and manufacturers of consumer products (Gazetted as controlled goods) to ensure that the products they [...]

C-Tick Mark

In Australia, there is no uniformity safety approval mark. The comformity assessment system for electrical safety is a State/Territory responsibility. Each regulatory authority administers the reciprocal Uniform Approvals Scheme of electric safety law of 1945. About EMC, Australia adpots self declaration in the EMC framework (Radiocommunications Act 1992). All products that fall within the scope [...]

KC mark

In 25 August 2008, The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) announce that Korea National Standard Council will operate new uniform national mark from July 2009 to December 2010. It is KC mark. The existing thirteen legal compulsory certification marks will be replaced by such uniform national mark. For using KC mark, the existing KCC mark [...]

What is E mark certification

E Mark certification is used in the European Community. For motor vehicles and their components, noise and exhaust gas, must meet the requirements of EEC Directives and the Economic Commission of Europe Regulation (ECE Regulation). After the products complying with the certification requirements, an eligible certificate will be issued to ensure the safety of driving [...]

Schuko plug

Type F Electrical Outlet (Schuko plug) Type F Electrical Receptacle Countries Using Type F Electric Plug Information on the Type F Schuko plug Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet The Type F plug and outlet is much like the Type E, except it has two earth clips on the side rather than a female earth [...]

Israeli Plug

Type H Electrical Outlet (Israeli Plug) Type H Electrical Receptacle Countries Using Type H Electric Plug Information on the Type H Israeli 3-pin Electrical Adapter Plug and Electrical Outlet The Type H electrical outlet and plug are unique to Israel. The Type H is recognizable by its three pins in triangular formation. Gaza, Israel Information [...]