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IEC 60320 C14 Connector (Male)
The IEC 60320 C14 is a grounded 3 Wire Plug rated up to 250V and 15 Amps. The C14 mates with a C13 outlet, typically found on Data Center/IT specific PDUs (Power Distribution Unit). The most common configuration for a C14 is in a jumper cable scenario, providing power from a PDU to IT Equipment.
The NEMA 5-15R is a 3 pin grounded connector, typically used in commercial and residential applications in North America. The NEMA 5-15R is referred to most people as simply, "the wall outlet" as it is found in every house in North America. The NEMA 5-15R is rated at 125V and 15A.
Typical Applications of C14 to NEMA 5-15R Adapter Cables
The C14 to NEMA 5-15R is typically used to convert a C13 outlet into a NEMA 5-15R.
Applications for the C14 to NEMA 5-15R in the Data Center/Networking Room
In a data center, you may have equipment that is has a hard wire NEMA 5-15P cable, and, only have C13 outlets on your PDU. In these scenarios, this adapter cable is able to change the C13 outlet into a NEMA 5-15R outlet to plug in your NEMA 5-15P.
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