GB17465 C7

250 volts
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. 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. For applications where the device or power supply is polarized, or is not internally wired to be plugged into a power supply in either orientation, there is the Polarized C7. This feature prevents the connector from being plugged in either orientation. The easiest way to distinguish between the two types is the polarized version will have one side of the connector in the shape of a circle and the other will have rigid corners like a square. IEC 60320 C9 & C10 Information IEC 60320 C10 Inlet Example IEC C10 Application : Roland TR-909 Synthesizer Although this plug/connector variation is rarely used in new products, older hi-fi equipment commonly used the IEC 60320 C10 Inlet for power supply. Some of these examples include Roland Corporation's TR-909, Revox's A76,B77 and B225 models and Marantz hi fi equipment used in the 1980s. IEC 60320 C10 Inlet IEC 60320 C10 Inlet The IEC 60320 C10 is an ungrounded 2 Prong Inlet rated up to 250V and 6 Amps Internationally. The C10 mates with a C9 connector and is commonly used for powering older hi-fi equipment like synthesizers and sound decks. IEC 60320 C9 Connector IEC 60320 C9 Connector (Female) The IEC 60320 C9 is an ungrounded 2 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 6 Amps Internationally. The C9 mates with a C10 Inlet and is commonly used for powering older hi-fi equipment like synthesizers and sound decks. The C9 is similar to the C11, except that the C9 is not polarized and can be plugged in either way. The C9 is rarely used in new products. IEC 60320 C11 & C12 Information IEC C11 and C12 : Removed from the standard The IEC 60320 C12 Inlet is a polarized version of the C10, and is rated up to 250V and 10 Amps Internationally or 250/125V and 15 Amps in North America. The C11/C12 are nearly identical to the C9/10 except there is a tab on the top of the C12 Inlet that forces polarity. This is for devices that are not internally wired to accept posotive or negative leads to be on either side. The C11/C12 have since been discontinued and are currently not on the IEC 60320 set of standards. IEC 60320 C13 & C14 Information C13 Outlet C13 Application : Outlet on a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) The IEC 60320 receptacle our outlet is commonly found on power supply units or on Power Distribution Units like the one shown here. The C13 socket is used for powering lower power draw devices like monitors and switches. C14 Inlet Used on a HPE Power Supply C14 Application : Inlet on a HPE Power Supply Individual Power Supply Units(PSU) on rackmounted servers typically use a C14 inlet for power. High Availability servers will use two or three PSUs in order to provide redundant power. Most data centers color coded power codes (usually BLUE or RED) to identify primary and secondary power supplies. IEC 60320 C13 Connector IEC 60320 C13 CONNECTOR (FEMALE) 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. IEC 60320 C14 Connector IEC 60320 C14 PLUG (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. IEC 60320 C15 & C16 Information IEC 60320 C16 Inlet Example IEC C16 Application : HP Procurve Switch The IEC 60320 C16 is a grounded Inlet rated up to 250V and 10 Amps Internationally or 125V/250V and 15 Amps in North America. This variation is designed for high temperature applications which is why it is commonly used for devices such as switches and electric kettles that reach high temperatures. The C16 is identical to the C14 except for the nob below the ground pin which is the biggest distinguisher for this variation. The C16 is rated for 120 degrees celcius vs. 70 degree celcius rating of the C14. IEC 60320 C15 Connector IEC 60320 C15 CONNECTOR (FEMALE) The IEC 60320 C15 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V & 10 Amps Internationally or 125V/250V & 15 Amps in North America. The C15 mates with a C16 inlet as well as 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. 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. IEC 60320 C17 & C18 Information IEC 60320 C18 Inlet Example IEC C18 Application : Xbox Power Supply The IEC 60320 C18 Inlet is an ungrounded inlet that is used on 90s electronics. Some of these include IBM wheelwriter seres typewriters and Xbox 360 Power Supply Transformers. This configuration is similar to the C13/C14 except the C17/18 has no ground pin. IEC 60320 C18 Plug IEC 60320 C18 PLUG (MALE) The IEC 60320 C18 is a non grounded 2 Wire plug rated up to 250V & 10 Amps Internationally or 125V/250V & 15 Amps in North America. The C18 mates with a C17 inlet and was commonly used with early 90s electrical power supplies. The C18 Plug is much less common than the C18 Inlet, and is usually only used for extension cord scenarios. IEC 60320 C17 Connector IEC 60320 C17 CONNECTOR (FEMALE) The IEC 60320 C17 is a non grounded 2 Wire Connector rated up to 250V and 15 Amps. The C17 is commonly used to attach a power source to a C18 inlet on a power source transformer for smaller electrical device manufacturerd in the early 1990s. The C17 is similar to the C13, without a grounding pin. IEC 60320 C19 & C20 Information HPE BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure Application: 6x C19 C20 Power Cords used For HPE BladeSystem c7000 Platinum Enclosure High Powered Blade Server Chassis such as the HPE c7000 utilize multiple C20 inlets for power due to the high power consumption of the each blade server within. IEC 60320 C19 Connector IEC 60320 C19 CONNECTOR (FEMALE) The IEC 60320 C19 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C19 mates with a 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 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. IEC 60320 C20 Connector IEC 60320 C20 CONNECTOR (MALE) The IEC 60320 C20 is a grounded 3 Wire Plug rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C20 mates with a C19 outlet, typically found on Data Center/IT specific PDUs (Power Distribution Unit). 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. IEC 60320 C21 & C22 Information IEC 60320 C22 Inlet Example IEC C22 High Temperature Inlet The IEC 60320 C22 is a grounded Inlet rated up to 250V and 16 Amps Internationally or 125V/250V and 20 Amps in North America. This inlet is intended for High Temperature applications like high power servers, large network routers and devices that can quickly reach temperatures exceeding 65 Degree Celcius. This inlet is rated for maximum pin temperature of 155 Degree Celcius. IEC 60320 C21 Connector IEC 60320 C21 CONNECTOR (FEMALE) 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 ofa 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. IEC 60320 C23 & C24 Information IEC 60320 C23 & C24 IEC C23/24: Rarely Used The IEC 60320 C23 and C24 is similar to the C19/C20 variation without a ground pin. Due to the higher power draw of equipment with amperage exceeding 15A, it is rare for electrical devices to be powered without a ground available. This is why the C19 is much more common than this variation.



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