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I purchased an air purifier printed 110V. It comes with a power adapter of 100-240V. Can I use the air purifier with a power supply of 220-240V? Is the adapter also a converter or transformer? I’m really confused.
 

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Thank you for your reply. It’s written as 100-240V. 50/60Hz. 0.8A
Output is 24V and 1A on the adapter.
Does that mean I can use the air purifier anywhere in the world since the power adapter is 100-240V?
 

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Thank you for your reply. It’s written as 100-240V. 50/60Hz. 0.8A
Output is 24V and 1A on the adapter.
Does that mean I can use the air purifier anywhere in the world since the power adapter is 100-240V?
 

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Yes, you can use that power converter on either voltage without fear. It's what is known as a switching power supply. A simple passive device such as a plug adapter is all you need when you travel to the places where the power available is 240 v.

It is non-linear (output sine wave is distorted) by nature and operates at a much higher frequency (enabling smaller size transformer) than a conventional linear power supply (which requires a larger transformer) that operates at the lower input line frequency of 60 cycles/second.

Both types of power supplies have their specific purpose and the switching power supplies can't replace the conventional ones in all applications.
 
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