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The external interchangeable PSU range from Ideal Power further improves the versatility of external PSUs by allowing multifunctional use as either a plug-top or a desk-top power supply in one unit.

When using the power supply as a plug-top you can choose any AC plug type to suit the geographical market area of your application.

Alternatively, by simply connecting a standard C8 mains cable in-place of the AC plug*1, instantly converts the unit to a desk-top power supply.

This flexibility allows products to operate in difficult office locations, such as with under-floor or gangway sockets preventing traditional plug-tops from being used.

The C8 connection would also solve the issues with 15amp, UPS sockets being used rather than the traditional UK, EURO, US and Australian, specially in countries such as S. Africa, Italy, Switzerland, Israel to name a few.

*1 C8 Mains cables are not supplied with any units.

Variety of easy-fit AC Plugs (Pins)

A simplified purchase solution for procurement professionals by offering the four most popular AC Plugs covering UK, European, United States (North America) and Australian mains-input types.

This means the external power supply unit can be instantly converted to operate in another part of the world by simply sliding in a different AC plug type.

Alternatively, any of the external interchangeable PSU range can be supplied with a single designated AC plug type which assists with budget targets.

Ensure maximum compatibility with an optional 8-way set of DC connectors

The polarity of the DC connectors can be changed by alternating the position on the output lead. This allows the PSU to be used in both centre positive or centre negative configuration.

Orientation Plug Size (mm) (IDxODxL)
Straight 3 x 6.3 x 12
Straight 2.1 x 5.5 x 12
Straight 1.7 x 4.75 x 9.5
Straight 0.7 x 2.35 x 9.5
Right Angled 2.5 x 5.5 x 12
Right Angled 2.1 x 5.5 x12
Right Angled 1.7 x 4 x 9.5
Right Angled 1.3 x 3.4 x 10.9

All Ideal Power External Power Supply units are fully ErP II compliant.

The external interchangeable PSU range from Ideal Power have the following approvals:


(Other approvals such as CCC are available on some models, please contact us).

For further information regarding approvals and standards relevant to power supplies, view the standards conformity page.

One power supply can now be truly universal by operating anywhere in the world and in multiple forms.

Click here to view the specification details of the interchangeable PSU range.

If you wish to customise a power supply to meet your project requirements, contact the IP Support team to discuss modifications, quantity, stock-holding and lead-time.