Transformer vs Adaptor - What's the difference?

transformer | adaptor |


As nouns the difference between transformer and adaptor

is that transformer is something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape while adaptor is .

transformer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape.
  • (electrical engineering) A static device that transfers electric energy from one circuit to another by magnetic coupling. Their main use is to transfer energy between different voltage levels, which allows choosing most appropriate voltage for power generation, transmission and distribution separately.
  • Derived terms

    * autotransformer

    See also

    * metamorphosis * shape change ----

    adaptor

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Derived terms

    * AC-adaptor * double-adaptor * power adaptor