Power cords are used in almost every device or machine which requires electricity. From toasters and kettles, all the way up to generators and giant industrial equipment. Cable assemblies may vary in length, but the electrical current will perform at the same high capacity regardless of the distance it will need to travel.
RS offer an extensive range of high-quality assemblies with different connector configurations. Cables are available as a plug to a socket assembly or a plug or socket to an unterminated end. Popular connectors include IEC C style connectors, CEE connectors and other industry-standard national and international connectors.
What is a power cord?
Power cords are defined as any power cable which has had a connector installed prior to sale. There are versions that may have one connector and an unterminated end. Some assemblies may have a connector a plug. And some assemblies will even have 2 connectors (IEC lead extension). Depending on the application, there are various types to suit the needs.
What are these cable assemblies used for?
On a standard power cord, the power is drawn from the mains and the electricity will run through the wire and arrive at its destination. This can be either into a power supply or directly into the appliance/machine itself. Due to the range of voltages available, different types of cable assemblies will suit varying requirements.
What type of cable material is available?
Protection of the wires is of high importance with a power cord. Each of these cables is fully equipped with high quality, thick outer sheath. This way the wires will remain untouched and undamaged, both for safety and longevity reasons. The materials available are both PVC and PSE.