I imported a lamp from China to the UK, which came with a power supply terminated with a Chinese 2-pin plug. I'd like to use a UK-made power supply, but am not sure what I need to purchase.
I have been browsing for "12V 1A" power supplies on eBay/Amazon, and some mention a Wattage (e.g. 12W). Is this also a factor I need to consider?
The base of the smart lamp mentions "9W":
I can see "0.5A" mentioned on the Chinese power supply, which is obviously not the same as the "1A" written below it, so presumably refers to another variable that I need to consider.
not my pictureAlternatively, I could source a "travel adapter" and use the original power supply through a China to UK plug adapter, however I do not know how safe this is for long term use. I have read many scare stories online about "Chinese" plugs being unsafe and a fire hazard, but without much information as to what makes them "unsafe" so what to look for in a "safe" plug!
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