Plug Adapters

Plug Adapters (or Adaptors) are used to convert one plug or connector, into another. We stock a ride range of adapters, from universal adapters, splitters, angled adapters, NEMA to IEC 320 Adapters, IEC 320 to NEMA adapters, and more. Adapters are organized by plug type.

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IEC 60320 C14 PLUG (MALE)

IEC 60320 C14 PLUG (MALE)

General Information:

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?




IEC 60320 C13 Connector
IEC 60320 C13 Outlet
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.

IEC 60320 C20 PLUG (MALE)

IEC 60320 C20 PLUG (MALE)

General Information:

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?




IEC 60320 C19 Connector
IEC 60320 C19 Outlet
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.


NEMA 5-15P

NEMA 5-15P

General Information:

The NEMA 5-15P is a 3 Wire grounded plug featuring two blades (can be equal or unequal widths due to the ground pin forcing polarity) and one ground pin rated up to 125V AC and 15 Amps. The ground pin can be either a rounded shape or a U Shape depending on the manufacturer, but both are functionally the same. The NEMA 5-15P is your standard household plug used for to connect small appliances such as TV's, Microwaves, hairdryers, etc to a wall outlet. The NEMA 5-15P is compatible with a NEMA 5-20R T-Slot outlet, which is commonly found in new home installations.

What does a NEMA 5-15P Connect to?





NEMA 5-15R


5-20R Outlet

The NEMA 5-15 Plug connects to both the NEMA 5-15R Connector and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet. The connector is commonly found on Extension cords, and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet is the standard power supply outlet in all residential and commercial construction in North America.




NEMA 5-20P

NEMA 5-20P

General Information:

The NEMA 5-20P is a 3 Wire grounded plug featuring two blades and one ground pin rated up to 125V AC and 20 Amps. The NEMA 5-20P is used in applications that require higher power draw such as large refrigerators, space heaters, large kitchen mixers, etc. The 5-20R T-Slot receptacle allows you to plug in either a 5-20P or a 5-15P plug, allowing greater flexibility. In modern home installations, 5-20R T-Slot receptacles are often used when 20A circuits are installed due to flexibility of being downward compatible with the 5-15P.

What does a NEMA 5-20P Connect to?





NEMA 5-20R Wall Outlet

The NEMA 5-20 Plug connects to both the NEMA 5-20R Connector and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet. The connector is commonly found on Extension cords, and the NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall Outlet is the standard power supply outlet in all residential and commercial construction in North America.



NEMA 6-20P

NEMA 6-20P

General Info:

The NEMA 6-20P is a 3 Wire grounded plug featuring two line blades and a ground pin, rated up to 250V AC and 20A. The 6-20P has a horizontal and vertical blade to prevent attachment to lower ampere rated receptacles. However, the 6-20R (receptacle) offers a "T" slot allowing connection of both a 6-20P and a 6-15P. Common applications are commercial ovens and large air condition units. The NEMA 6-20P Series does not feature a neutral conductor.

What does the 6-20P Connect to?





NEMA 6-20R
NEMA 6-20R
The NEMA 6-20P Connects to both the NEMA 6-20R Connector and the NEMA 6-15/20R Wall Outlet. The Connector is used for extension cords and power drops, while the outlet is found in some commercial and industrial buildings.

European Schuko CEE7/7 - Straight

European Schuko CEE7/7 - Straight

The European Schuko CEE7/7 - Straight plug is a 2 pole, grounded plug. The plug has two round pins (line and neutral) each 4.8 mm diameter, 19 mm long and spaced 19 mm apart. The plug also has two flat areas (top and bottom sides) and a female contact for the ground. The CEE7/7 Schuko is a hybrid plug designed to fit into both type C and F Schuko receptacle. Schuko is an acronym of the german word "Schutzkontakt" meaning safety contact which is visible on the top and bottom of the plug end.

UK BS1363 ANGLED

UK BS1363 ANGLED

The UK BS1363 ANGLED is a 3 pin Line/Load/Ground plug rated up to 250V and 13A. This plug is protected with a fuse inside of the face of the plug for overload protection.

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NEMA 1-15P

NEMA 1-15P

General Information:

The NEMA 1-15P is a 2 Wire 2 Blade ungrounded plug rated at 125V and 15 Amps in North America. The plug will have two parallel flat blades, 1⁄4 inch (6.35 mm) wide, 0.06 inches (1.524 mm) thick, 5⁄8–23⁄32 inch (15.875–18.256 mm) long, and spaced 1⁄2 inch (12.7 mm) apart. The use of NEMA 1-15R (the receptacle matching the 1-15P) is discontinued in new home installations in the U.S (since 1962). NEMA 1-15P are compatible with the NEMA 5-15R outlet. This plug can be "polarized" or "non-polarized", a polarized 1-15P will have unequal blades to prevent harm to devices attached.

What does the NEMA 1-15P Plug Into?




NEMA 1-15R and 5-15RThe NEMA 1-15P connects to the standard NEMA 5-15/5-20R Wall outlet located in all new residential buildings in North America. It also connects to older non grounded 1-15R wall outlets located in order buildings that is currently not permitted for new construction. If you look closely you can see that the left (neutral) slot is slightly taller than the one to the right. This is for polarity purposes when connecting the NEMA 1-15P.


What is the difference between polarized and non-polarized NEMA 1-15P?



NEMA 1-15 Non Polarized Plug
NEMA 1-15P Polarized Plug
To tell the difference between the Polarized and unpolarized NEMA 1-15P you will have to look at the two pins. A polarized plug will have two pins like the non polarized, but the neutral blade will have a slightly "bulbed" end that is roughly 5/16" wider than the line blade. This forces polarity when connecting to a wall outlet.

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