IEC 62700

IEC Technical Specification 62700: DC Power supply for notebook computer is an IEC specification of a common standard for external laptop computer AC adapters. Laptops and AC adapters following this standard will have interchangeable power supplies, which will enable easy reuse of used power supplies (thereby reducing electronic waste) and make buying a new compatible power supply for a laptop simpler.[1][2]

The specification was published on 6 February 2014.[3]


Despite being an industry open organization with open participation, the standard has been criticized by some for not being openly available for review. Some alternatives include:

See also

  • Common external power supply - EN 62684 / IEC 62684, a widely adopted 2010 European specification standardizing smartphone power supplies on the USB Battery charging specification and USB connectors.


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