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What are the differences between a charger and a power adapter?


The charger usually refers to a device that converts AC power into low-voltage DC power. The charger is a dedicated DC power supply for rechargeable batteries. It includes control circuits that meet the charging characteristics such as current limiting and voltage limiting. Power adapters are widely used in routers, telephones, mobile phones, game consoles, language repeaters, walkmans, notebooks, mobile phones and other equipment.


Chargers are widely used in various fields, especially in the field of life are widely used in electric vehicles, flashlights and other common electrical appliances. It generally charges the battery directly without passing through any intermediary equipment and devices.


The power adapter is a power supply conversion device for small portable electronic equipment and electronic appliances. It puts the power supply externally and connects it with the host by a line, which can reduce the size and weight of the host. Only a few devices and electrical appliances have the power supply built in the host.