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|Inlet Type:||Electrical Sockets With Fuse Holder||Standard:||IEC 60320 C14|
|Color:||Black||Ratings:||15A 250V AC / 10A 250V AC|
|Insulation Res.:||100MΩ 500V DC/1 Minute||Dielectrical:||2000V AC/1 Minute|
UL CUL VDE Approved C14 AC Inlet IEC 60320 Electrical Sockets 250V 15A With 10A 5x20mm Glass Cartridge Fuse Holder
Standard: IEC 60320 C14
Rating:15A 250V AC / 10A 250V AC
Insulation Resistance: 100MΩ 500V DC/1 minute
Dielectric Strength: 2000V AC/1 minute
Housing Material: Thermoplastic 94V-2~V-0
Fuse Holder : 5x20 glass fuse 10A 250V
IEC 60320 Products
Using IEC 60320 components in electrical product designs can be beneficial when exporting to global markets. The IEC 60320 standards are a series of standards specific to connectors, inlets, plug connectors, and outlets.
There are a number of benefits that may be gained for an equipment designer when following IEC 60320 standards. The IEC 60320 is the common connector interface throughout the industrialized world. It simplifies the task of specifying a connector to use on a cord set along with a country-specific plug. The IEC 60320 also provides a standard framework to work from for product design and testing. These connectors help prevent improper connections by the design configurations themselves. They provide a uniform connector for similar voltages, thus ensuring a safe connection. Another benefit is that the IEC 60320 standards are accepted globally.
The IEC 60320 AC power inlet is the most commonly used means of connecting a detachable cord set to electrical or electronic equipment. By designing an IEC 60320 power inlet into a product, the manufacturer can attach a cord set (e.g. a country-specific plug on one end and an IEC connector on the other end) just prior to shipment. This allows the equipment manufacturer to make one device for sale worldwide.
Designing Products with IEC 60320 C13 Connectors and C14 Inlets
Using globally-accepted power system components, such as IEC 60320 connectors and inlets, in a product design can help to expand business opportunities.
IEC 60320 is a set of standards from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) specifying components for the connection of power supply cords to electrical equipment up to 250V. The IEC 60320 AC power inlet is the most commonly used means of connecting a detachable cord set to electrical or electronic equipment. The IEC 60320 system is used throughout the industrialized world. By designing an IEC 60320 power inlet into a product, the manufacturer can attach a country-specific cord set (e.g. a country-specific plug on one end with an IEC 60320 connector on the other end) just prior to shipment. This can allow the equipment manufacturer to make a product that can be used in global markets.
IEC 60320 Connectors and Inlets
Among the components within the IEC 60320 system are connectors and inlets. A connector is the outlet power end of a cord providing power to the equipment through connection to an inlet. The input power connection on equipment is called the inlet. It is the connection device that provides access for electricity to enter the equipment.
Also known as appliance couplers, a connector and an inlet enable the use of standard inlets and country-specific cord sets. This allows manufacturers to produce the same appliance for many markets, where only the cord set has to be changed for a particular market.
Each type of connector and inlet is identified by the letter “C” followed by a number. The number for the appliance inlet is one higher than the number of the corresponding connector.
C13 Connector and C14 Inlet
The C13 connector and C14 inlet are two of the most common IEC 60320 components used at Interpower. The mounting style for the C13 connector is cable-mount. The C14 inlet is available as a screw-mount or a snap-in.
|C13 Connector||C14 Inlet|
C13 connectors offered by Interpower are rated at 10A/250VAC international and 15A/250VAC North America with a temperature rating of up to 70°C.
C14 inlets are also rated at 10A/250VAC international and 15A/250VAC North America with a temperature rating of up to 70°C.
At Interpower, there are five different configurations available for the C13 connector—four angled and one straight version. If space is limited between the equipment and the wall or if the cord length needs to be kept to a minimum, an angled connector may assist in a safer routing of the cable, by helping to keep the cable from becoming pinched or tangled.
Common uses for the C13 connector/C14 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.