Commonly referred to as an “IEC ConnectorIEC ConnectorIEC 60320 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes is a set of standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) specifying non-locking connectors for connecting power supply cords to electrical appliances of voltage not exceeding 250 V (a.c.) and rated current not exceeding 16 A.

What is the power supply plug called?

A DC connector (or DC plug, for one common type of connector) is an electrical connector for supplying direct current (DC) power.

What are the prongs on a power cord called?

A three-pronged receptacle are known as a grounding receptacle. Unlike two-prong receptacles, three-prong receptacles are connected to a ground that protects the electrical appliance that is plugged into it from being damaged in case of a short circuit.

What is a 3 prong plug called?

The standard 3-prong receptacle is called a grounding receptacle because it allows a grounding wire to be connected from the electrical circuit to the appliance. The grounding wire is connected to the third prong of the plug.

What is C13 plug?

These high quality 3-pin IEC mains power cords are suitable for many types of desktop computers / electrical appliances and are sometimes colloquially referred to as “Kettle leads”.

What is C13 and C15?

The C15 cord has a temperature rating up to 120 degrees Celsius while the C13 cord only has a temperature rating up to 65 degrees Celsius. That means any high-temperature devices you want to power, even something as simple as an electric kettle, require a C15 cord.

Are C13 and C14 the same?

The IEC C13 connector is typically used on standard mains cables; the C14 connector is used on devices, power supplies and IEC extension cables.

What are the 3 types of connectors?

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Electrical connectors are classified into three types based on their termination ends: board-to-board connectors, cable/wire-to-cable/wire connectors, and cable/wire-to-board connectors.

Can you plug C15 into C13 socket?

One of the most apparent differences between the two connectors is the notch on C15 connector. Although C15 looks quite similar to C13, it has a little groove opposite the earth. The IEC-C15 connectors also work in the C14 outlets. But the IEC-C13 connectors do not fit in the C16 inlets.

What is C14 socket?

IEC-320 C14 (male)

Power connector typically used in desktop computers (ATX power supply), monitors, and other electronic equipment. Maximum current 10A. IEC-320 C14 is a male connector on the device being powered. A female connector (C13) on the power cable plugs into it.

What does a C20 plug into?

IEC 60320 C20 PLUG (MALE)

The IEC 60320 C20 is a grounded 3 Wire Plug rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. It is commonly used with either 14awg or 12awg conductors, depending on the application and the power draw required for the device.

What is C19 socket?

EC60320 C13 and C19 cables are commonly used on electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, and servers to ensure international compatibility across different countries’ standards. For example, the most common cable is the C13, which is used to power standard PCs and monitors.

Are C19 and C20 the same?

A C20 power cord is rated by NEC up to 20 Amps in North America and by IEC up to 16 Amps in the balance of the world. C19 is rated by NEC up to 20 Amps in North America and by IEC up to 16 Amps in the balance of the world.

What uses a C19 plug?

Common uses for the C19 connector/C20 inlet include medical equipment, test equipment, and IT equipment, along with commercial appliances, some home appliances, data centers, power distribution devices, and professional food equipment, to name a few.

What is the difference between C19 and C21?

IEC C21 fits into the C19 outlet, but the C21 has two beveled corners and is rated to a higher temperature rating. The C22 male inlet is used primarily on Cisco and Juniper equipment.

How do I connect my IEC socket?

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