What is the difference between electric and electronic?

What is the difference between electric and electronic?

To put it simply, electric devices use mains electricity as is – you simply plug them in and they work!

Electronic devices, on the other hand, are required to modify the mains electricity – usually by reducing the voltage from 230V in Europe or 110V the the USA down to something much lower, and also converting it from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) which is much better for driving electronic circuits. This is typically what a power supply, or transformer will do. So whereas you plug your kettle straight into the wall, you would use your transformer/power supply/charger (all these terms are, to some extent interchangeable) to power your laptop.

The adapters from SKROSS support both electric and electronic devices. When you buy an adapter, you need not worry which is which.


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