DC Power Connectors

DC power connectors are designed to supply direct current from a mains connection to a device and is typically used to power small to medium appliances. Although there are various types of DC Connector, the most common type is sometimes referred to as a Barrel Connector. This style of connector features an insulated cylindrical tip, sometimes called a sleeve, or ring, which accepts a pin from the socket counterpart. This design ensures a safe and secure connection, with a smooth disconnect and connect action. DC connectors have many more standard types that are not interchangeable. The dimensions and arrangement of DC connectors can be chosen to prevent the accidental interconnection of incompatible sources and loads.


DC Jacks


The standard dc barrel plug or jack has two conductors, one each for power and ground. The convention is for the centre pin to be power and the outer sleeve to be ground, but reversing the connections is acceptable. Some power jack models include a third conductor which forms a switch with the outer sleeve conductor. One use of the switch function is to detect or indicate the insertion of a plug. Another use of the switch function is to select between power sources dependent upon whether a plug is or is not inserted into the jack.


Applications for Power Connectors


Though USB powered devices are more and more common, DC power plugs are still a serviceable standard in powering smaller appliances. They can typically be used with certain portable computers, electronic instruments, and sound systems.


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Description Price DC Power Connector Type Current Rating Inner Diameter Body Orientation Outer Diameter Voltage Rating Length Width Mounting Type IP Rating Minimum Cable Diameter Maximum Cable Diameter Pin Diameter Contact Plating
RS Stock No. 487-832
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£4.35
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DC Socket 5.0A - Straight - 12.0 V 21.3mm - Panel Mount - - - 2.5mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 771-9186
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£0.574
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DC Plug 1.0A 2.1mm - 5.5mm 12.0 V 44.0mm - Cable Mount - - - - Nickel
RS Stock No. 487-842
BrandRS PRO
£4.38
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DC Socket 5.0A - Straight - 12.0 V 21.3mm - Panel Mount - - - 2.5mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 487-858
BrandRS PRO
£1.00
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DC Plug 5.0A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12.0 V 23.6mm - Cable Mount - - - 2.1mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 487-854
BrandRS PRO
£1.00
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DC Plug 5.0A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 12.0 V 23.6mm - Cable Mount - - - - Nickel, Silver
RS Stock No. 448-382
BrandRS PRO
£0.655
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DC Socket 1.0A - Right Angle - 12.0 V 14.5mm 11.1mm PCB Mount - - - 3.5mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 448-376
BrandRS PRO
£0.183
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DC Socket 1.0A - Straight - 12.0 V 14.5mm 11.1mm PCB Mount - - - 2.5mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 448-370
BrandRS PRO
£0.207
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DC Socket 1.0A - Straight - 12.0 V 16.1mm 14.25mm Panel Mount - - - 2.1mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 771-9183
BrandRS PRO
£0.543
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DC Plug 1.0A 1.4mm - 3.5mm 12.0 V 44.0mm 9.0mm Cable Mount - - - - Nickel
RS Stock No. 487-848
BrandRS PRO
£2.19
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DC Socket 2.5A - Right Angle - 16.0 V 14.5mm 14.7mm PCB Mount - - - 2.55mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 487-826
BrandRS PRO
£0.80
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DC Plug 5.0A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12.0 V 23.6mm - Cable Mount - - - - Nickel, Silver
RS Stock No. 771-9174
BrandRS PRO
£0.67
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DC Plug 1.0A 2.5mm - 5.5mm 12.0 V 44.0mm 9.0mm Cable Mount - - - 2.5mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 487-820
BrandRS PRO
£5.52
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DC Plug 5.0A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 12.0 V 40.4mm - Cable Mount - - - - Nickel
RS Stock No. 884-0932
BrandRS PRO
£3.75
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DC Plug 2.0A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 16.0 V 2.0m 9.0mm Cable Mount - - 2.5mm 2.5mm -
RS Stock No. 884-0957
BrandRS PRO
£1.076
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DC Socket 2.0A - Right Angle - 16.0 V 15.2mm 9mm Panel Mount - - - 1.0mm -
RS Stock No. 476-151
BrandRS PRO
£6.71
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DC Socket 5.0A - Right Angle - 12.0 V 19.9mm - Panel Mount - - - 2.5mm Nickel
RS Stock No. 884-0950
BrandRS PRO
£1.186
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DC Plug 2.0A 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 16.0 V 34.5mm 9.0mm Cable Mount - - 5.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 884-0941
BrandRS PRO
£3.47
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DC Plug - 2.1mm Straight 5.5mm 16.0 V 2.0m 9.0mm Cable Mount - - 2.5mm 2.1mm -
RS Stock No. 487-810
BrandRS PRO
£5.52
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DC Plug 5.0A 2.5mm Straight 5.5mm 12.0 V 40.4mm - Cable Mount - - - - Nickel
RS Stock No. 476-157
BrandRS PRO
£2.57
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DC Socket 2.5A - Straight - 16.0 V 17.1mm 11.0mm PCB Mount - - - 1.4mm Nickel
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