self-powered
  • A component, device, piece of equipment, or system which does not require external power to operate. Such a component, device, piece of equipment, or system may have its own batteries, generator, or the like.
  • A component, device, piece of equipment, or system which does not require a separate connection to an external power source to operate. For instance, a USB peripheral, such as an ADSL modem, which draws its power from the USB port or a USB hub, and not from a power outlet.

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