Think of a power brick as the foundation for your house. The more bricks you have, the stronger your house is. A power brick is an energy savings technique that allows you to reduce consumption and save money on utility bills by using less electricity during peak hours. A power brick can also be seen as a way to “stabilize” or “smooth out” spikes in electricity usage.
What is a Power Brick?
The power brick is a small device that converts the higher voltage AC to lower voltage DC. It transmits this converted energy into your computer, where it powers and charges its battery for when you’re offline.
Power bricks generally have a light on them to alert the user that they are functioning properly. If your laptop is not charging its battery, it’s possible that the power brick might be at fault. If this happens to you and you’re unsure of which one could work for your specific computer model, just look for a manufacturer-made power supply with an LED light on it.
Power bricks should always be lying flat to avoid overloaded power cables. The weight of the brick would yank the outlet from its position, potentially damaging both the laptop and brick.
The pwoer brick will become warmer as it is used, so you should be aware of this and place the brick on a desk or table with non-flammable materials. You should never try to open or repair the brick as that job belongs to professionals only. It’s important for your safety not let anything happen like dropping it from height which may break its glass coverings and cause electrical shock hazard due to spilled liquids getting inside
Power supplies are available in most places, and if not they can be ordered online. A good place to start is a computer store or website like Best Buy as it has the widest range of power supply brands that compare prices with other sites for free. If you have an expensive system then buying from a knowledgeable staff member at your local shop may save money on shipping costs; however this will require more research than just shopping around on the Internet because prices vary depending on what brand and retailer one chooses.
Most people don’t know about all of their options when looking for new hardware such as whether they need surge protection or how much juice should go into powering up components before getting started so take some time researching these questions first!
Example of a Power Brick
CIQILY Wall Charger
The CIQILY Wall Charger is an innovative take on the standard power brick. The sleek, compact design makes it great for travel and with 2100mA of total output power you’ll never be without a charge! This charger also features high-quality fireproof materials to protect both your devices and yourself from damage in case of electric malfunctions!
This power brick is a rapid charger that fully charges your devices in 3 hours or less. The exterior takes advantage of fireproof PC material for safety and stability, while inside features high quality switching power transformer to ensure stable voltage output.