Power Supplies: Learn About Power Supplies Here > All industrial electronic devices require power sources or power supplies. A power supply is an electronic mechanism that changes
AC line power to one or more individual DC outputs. This is accomplished via circuits that convert electrical input power - either AC or DC. Simply,
power supplies change AC line voltage and current into DC power in preparation for consumption by another device or machine.
These systems are complex and have specific requirements. The intensity and the type of current used to power these industrial electronic
devices are important to consider when picking the correct power supplies to make sure that the energy going to the circuit in question
is powered correctly and the right type (i.e. DC or AC).
Power supplies can be broken down into families: Linear, Switching and Unregulated. Within those families are categories: AC adapters,
AC Battery Chargers, DC Battery Chargers, Benchtop Power Supply, DC/AC Inverters, DC/DC Converters and Frequency Converters.