I have a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. I have now bought the Power Adapter so I can finally start using it. But I am wondering how to interpret the information written on my power supply.
The Power Supply is a Belkin Power Adapter model #F8M126cw. It says the following:
100-240V~ Which I guess is the country voltage used. 110 in the USA and 240 in Norway, Europe. The wavy line is for AC, alternating current.
50-60Hz If alternating current, then this is the positive and negative current which occurs every second.
0.5 Amps Current flow pr. second? What's the difference between this and the output Amps?
5V ... 1A This is where I get confused. Between the 5V and 1A is a continuous top line and below is a dotted line. Direct Current?
So, the Power Adapter has 5V, which is what I interpret as the pressure possible to push the electricity through the wire. 1A is the current, the amount of electricity moving though the wire. And the volts x amps = watts.
What's the difference between the input of 0.5 amps and the output of 1A?