Your laptop AC adapter states that it is “auto switching.” What does this mean?
A) The power supply can be used in many different countries
B) The power supply can be used on many different laptop models
C) The power supply can be used with many different operating systems
D) The power supply can be used on both laptops and docking stations
E) The power supply can be used as a power source or as a car
The answer: A) The power supply can be used in many different countries
An auto switching power supply can support multiple voltages without flipping a physical “switch.” Most laptop auto-switching power supplies can support both 110 volts and 220 volts, which covers the power requirements in most countries. All you need is a power plug adapter, and you can take your laptop anywhere!
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