TAA C13 Power Cords

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What is TAA?

TAA Power Cords are cables that are in compliance with the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2581) of 1979. The Trade Agreements Act enacted a requirement that the United States government only acquire products made in TAA compliant countries. This excludes China, India, and Russia, among other countries. Products that fall under our 'TAA' category, including our TAA C13, C15 and C19 cables, are all certified TAA compliant and can be sold to the US Government for "end use" acquired for public use.

IEC 60320 C14 PLUG (MALE)

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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 C13 CONNECTOR (FEMALE)

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General Information:

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?





IEC 60320 C14 Plug'

IEC 60320 C14 Inlet
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.

NEMA 5-15P

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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 6-20P

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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.

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