A power cable is a simple, inexpensive way to extend the reach of your device's power. Most devices have one or more ports that you can use to plug in a power cord. The type of power cable you buy depends on your device and what ports it uses. For example, some devices use a USB port to charge, so you need a USB cable to connect the power cord to the device. Other devices have an AC adapter that plugs into the wall, so you need an AC power cord.
There are three main types of power cables: USB, AC adapter, and DC. USB is the most common type of cable, and it uses a connector on the end of the cord that matches up with a port on your device. AC adapters use an outlet in your home or office to provide power to devices that need electrical energy, such as electronic equipment or phones. DC cords connect between two devices using a plug that looks different from USB and AC cords. USB cables are the most common type of power cable. They use a connector placed on one end of the cord and attach to your device's port.
USB cables are typically about 5 feet long, and you will need a longer one if your device is far away from the power outlet. AC adapter cords range in length from just over 3 feet to around 10 feet, but they can be harder to find since many people now have electronic devices that use USB charging instead of AC charging. DC power cords come in different lengths, but they are not commonly used because most devices now include a USB port for charging.
Power cables typically last for around three years. However, the lifespan of a power cable can vary depending on how often it is used and how clean it is. If you have a USB port on your device, keep the cord clean by using a dry cloth to remove any dirt or dust. And if you are using an AC adapter or DC cord, make sure that they are kept free from debris so that they do not catch fire or start a fire.