The IEC 60320 is a set of standards from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) specifying plugs and connectors for household appliances, including computers, servers, routers, televisions, electric razors, and more. Our IEC 60320 jumper cords are designed to meet the needs of Data Centers and IT installations where space is at a premium.
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IEC 60320 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes is a set of standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) specifying non-locking appliance and interconnection couplers for connecting power supply cords to electrical appliances up to 250 volts. Different types of connector (distinguished by shape and size) are specified for different combinations of current, temperature and earthing requirements. Unlike IEC 60309 connectors, they are not coded for voltage; users must ensure that the voltage rating of the equipment is compatible with the mains supply.
The IEC 320 standard was developed so that product manufacturers can utilize an inlet on their devices that will be supported in all countries in the world, and therefore, make designing products for international use much easier.
In the IEC 60320 standard, there are plugs, connectors, outlets, and inlets.
Plug : The plug is the male end of the cable (the end with pins/prongs/blades). In the IEC 60320 standard, the male end will also be an even number... i.e. C14, C20.
Connector : The connector is the female end of the cable. In the IEC 60320 standard, the female end is an odd number.. i.e. C5, C7, C13, C15, C19, C21
Outlet/Receptacle : An outlet is found on a wall or PDU, and is where you plug in the cord set. The outlet is female.
Inlet : An inlet is found on a device and is where the cord connector plus into the device. The inlet is male.
C14-C5 Jumper Cords
C14 to C5 power cords are primarily used in two applications. 1. Data Centers : In a data center, this cord set is typically used to connect a C13 outlet found on a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) to a device with a C6 inlet, such as a small computer or laptop power supply. 2 : Home/Office - this cord set can also be used to adapt a standard computer power cable with a C13 end into a cord with a C5 end.
C14-C7 Jumper Cords
C14 to C7 power cords are primarily used in two applications. 1. Data Centers : In a data center, this cord set is typically used to connect a C13 outlet found on a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) to a device with a C8 inlet, such as a s
C14-C5 Jumper Cords
C14 to C5 power cords are primarily used in two applications. 1. Data Centers : In a data center, this cord set is typically used to connect a C13 outlet found on a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) to a device with a C6 inlet, such as a small computer or laptop power supply. 2 : Home/Office - this cord set can also be used to adapt a standard computer power cable with a C13 end into a cord with a C5 end.C14-C7 Jumper CordsC14 to C7 power cords are primarily used in two applications. 1. Data Centers : In a data center, this cord set is typically used to connect a C13 outlet found on a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) to a device with a C8 inlet, such as a s
C14-C13 Jumper Cords
C14-C13 Jumper CordsThe most common cord set in the IEC 60320 standard is the C14-C13. This cord set is extremely common due to the ampere rating. C14-C13 are rated for either 10 Amps, 13 Amps, or 15 Amps, depending on the cordage being used to connect them. This rating falls in line with most servers and routing equipment found in the data center. Data Center Engineerings will choose which rating is required based on the power requirements of the server or IT device. Besides the IT field, the c13 c14 plug power cord set is found in many consumer applications for connecting a power adapter/ transformer to anything from a gaming console like the Xbox, to a household printer.
C14-C15 Jumper Cords
The C14-C15 is the high temperature version of the C14-C13 cord set. C14-C15 are rated for either 10 Amps, 13 Amps, or 15 Amps, depending on the cordage being used to connect them. This rating falls in line with most servers and routing equipment found in the data center. The C15 is commonly found on higher power devices that generate more heat. The C15 plugs into the c16 plug inlet, that is only used on high temperature devices as stated previously. The C15 is engineered to handle higher temperatures, but the design of the connector allows it to be "downgraded" and connect to a c14 which would not be used in high temperature situations but will have similar amperage and voltage ratings.
C14-C21 Jumper Cords
The C14-C21 is a somewhat uncommon power cord due to the ampere ratings of each connector. The C21 is a high temperature connector rated at 20A, while the C14 is a standard connector rated at 15A. This means that you cannot use this jumper cord if your device requires more than 15A.
The IEC 60320 C5 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 2.5 Amps Internationally or 125V and 10 Amps in North America. The C5 mates with a C6 inlet, and is commonly used for laptop power supplies, projectors, and some televisions. Being slightly smaller in size than the C13, the C5 can be a good choice for smaller appliances. This connector is sometimes referred to as a "Mickey Mouse" connector due to the shape of the connector looking similar to the kids television show character.
What does the IEC 60320 C5 Connect to?
|The IEC 60320 C5 connector is designed to connect to the IEC 60320 C6 Inlet. This inlet is commonly found on low power drawing equipment like computer monitors. It is also found on small power adapter blocks for devices requiring under 2.5 Amps.|
The IEC 60320 C7 is an ungrounded 2 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 2.5 Amps Internationally or 125V and 10 Amps in North America. This connector is commonly used to connect power to a device that does not require a ground because of double insulating material which prevents the user of the device from being electrocuted. The C7 mates with a C8 inlet, and is commonly used for laptop power supplies, video game consoles, televisions, and other double-insulated small appliances. This connector is sometimes referred to as a "Figure-8" or "Shotgun" connector due to it's shape. A variation of the C7 exists, sometimes referred to as a C7P or C7 Polarized, although it is not documented in the IEC 60320 standard. The C7P has one square side and one circular side so the connector only mates with the inlet using the correct pin configuration.
How to tell the difference between Polarized vs. Unpolarized? What does the C7 Connect to?
The Polarized C7 Connector/ Polarized C8 Inlet will have a squared off side that will force polarity. In other words, if a device is not internally engineered to accept the line/ load in either orientation, the device will be wired with the polarized C8.
The Non Polarized C7 & Non Polarized C8 Inlet can be identified by a "shotgun" look, with symmetrical sides that allow the user to plug in the connector in either orientation because of superior internal wiring.
The IEC 60320 C13 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 15 Amps. The C13 mates with a C14 inlet, and is commonly used in a jumper cable scenario in IT Installations providing power from a PDU to a server, router, switch or other computing device. Most people know the C13 as 'the thing that plugs into my computer' because it is the standard connector used to power most desktop computers. In a desktop computer application, the most common cable is the NEMA 5-15P to C13, which connects your standard North American wall outlet to a desktop computer. The iec 320 c13 c14 plug and connector are synonymous with Information Technology equipment primarily, but the C13 can be found powering equipment like medical devices and gaming consoles.
What does the IEC 60320 C13 Connect to?
|The IEC 320 type C13 connector is designed to connect to the IEC 320 C14 plug and inlet. The C14 Plug is commonly found on power cords located in office, commercial or data center settings since the C13 inlet is usually only found in those environments. The C14 Inlet is commonly found on a variety of IT Equipment like monitors, switches, printers, power adapters, and more.|
The IEC 60320 C14 is a grounded 3 Wire Plug rated up to 250V and 15 Amps. The C14 plug is one of the most commonly used plugs in the data center industry, especially the Inlet version, which is found on the vast majority of Information Technology devices that are produced today. The IEC 60320 C14 is typically used with either 18awg SVT, 18awg SJT(OW), 16awg SJT(OW) or 14awg SJT(OW). The types of cordages used will change the rating of the overall cord set. This plug is very common in consumer, commercial and industrial applications which can create many different names for this plug across different industries like the computer plug, IEC plug, and more generalized names. Some also refer to this as the iec C13 plug, or the c13 power plug because of the C13 connector that it mates with.
What does the IEC 60320 C14 plug into?
|The IEC 60320 C14 plug is designed to connect to the IEC 320 C13 connector and the outlet. The connector is found on a variety of 10-15A power cords, while the outlet is located on a variety of power supplies. The outlet is most commonly found on Power Distribution Units found in office, commercial, or data center settings as well as Power Adapter bricks.|
The IEC 60320 C15 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V & 10 Amps Internationally and 125V/250V & 15 Amps in North America. The C15 mates with a C16 inlet and can also be down graded to a C14 Inlet. C14 Inlet and is commonly used in IT Installations providing power from a PDU to a server, router, switch or other computing device. The C15 is a HIGH TEMPERATURE connector rated up to 120°C, unlike the 70°C rating of the C13. The C15 is commonly used in in electric kettles and other household appliances that involve higher temperatures than a normal C13 is made to withstand. There is a dimple located below the ground pin to ensure that the standard C13 connector cannot be plugged into the C16 Inlet which is used on high temperature applications. This design is utilized to allow this C15 connector to be used on both high temperature applications and standard applications, as to not limit the user. The C15 connector is commonly used with 18awg SJT(OW), 16awg SJT(OW), and 14awg SJT(OW).
What does the IEC 60320 C15 Connect to?
|The IEC 60320 type C15 connector is designed to plug into the high temperature rated IEC 320 C16 Inlet. This inlet is commonly found on high performance IT Equipment that reaches heats that exceed the rating of the standard IEC C13 connector. This inlet is designed to reach temperatures up to 120*C. The C15 can also be plugged into a standard non-high temp application C14 Inlet, which is located on a wide variety of IT Equipment like computer monitors and switches.|
The IEC 60320 C19 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C19 can be found on a variety of power cords, including NEMA to 320 Adapter cords, and International Plug types to IEC 320 connectors, but the most common application is the IEC 320 C20 to C19 power cord which is a a standard extension cord used to power high powered IT Equipment. The C19 is typically used in high powered blade server chassis, large network routers, and other IT equipment that draws more power than a standard C13 can accommodate.
What does the IEC 60320 C19 Connect to?
|The IEC 60320 type C19 connector is designed to connect to the IEC 320 C20 plug and Inlet. THE C20 Plug is commonly found on power cords used in the data center industry. The C20 Inlet can be found on a variety of high powered IT Equipment ranging from switches to Un-Interrupted Power Supply systems.|
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. The most common configuration for a C20 is in a jumper cable scenario, providing power from a PDU to a blade server chassis, high powered server, large network router, or similar device. The C20 is used in applications where the most common IEC320 plug, the C14 will not provide enough power. This plug is rated for temperatures up to 65*C. For applications where the temperature of the equipment exceeds 65 degree C, we recommend using the high tempature version: The IEC 60320 C22 High Temperature plug, which is rated for temperatures up to 155*C.
What does the IEC 60320 C20 Plug into?
|The IEC 60320 type C20 Plug is designed to connect to a standard IEC 320 C19 connector or Outlet. The connector is commonly found on power cords, and the outlet is commonly found on Power Distribution units.|
The IEC 60320 C21 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C21 mates with a C22 or C20 inlet, and is commonly used in a jumper cable scenario in IT Installations providing power from a PDU to a server, router, switch or other computing device. The C21 is a HIGH TEMPERATURE version of the C19 connector, with a maximum pin temperature of 155°C instead of the standard 65°C of a C19, and is typically used in high powered blade servers, large network routers, and other IT equipment that draws more power than a standard C13 can accommodate. The corners are beveled so that a standard C19 cannot be plugged into the C22 Inlet since it is not high temperature rated and could be a fire hazard.
What does the IEC 60320 C21 Connect to?
|The IEC 60320 C21 connectors is designed to connect to the IEC 60320 C22 Inlet, which is commonly found on high powered IT Equipment that exceeds the standard 65*C Temperature rating of a C20 Inlet. These inlets are found on switches and routers.|
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