Typical Applications for IEC 60320 C13 to C14 Power Cords
Below, the typical application of connecting a Rack Mount PDU (Power Distribution Unit) to a Server, Router, or Switch. This scenario is extremely common in data center environments and in enterprise networking rooms.
|(1) Rack Mount PDU ||Rack Mounted PDUs are the standard way to distribute power to many devices in a rack. WoCo C14 C13 power cables mate perfectly will all brands of PDU including APC, Raritan, Server Technology and more.|
|(2) C14 Plug (Male)||The C14 plug on this power cable will mate with any C13 Outlet. The standard C14 does not feature a locking mechanism.|
|(3) C13 Connector (Female)||The C13 connector will mate with a matching C14 inlet, typically found on servers, routers, switches, and your standard desktop computer. |
|(4) Server, Router, Switch, Computer, Equipment||Many small appliances use a C14 inlet to provide power to the PSU (Power Supply Unit). Our C13 connectors will mate with any C14 inlet on your small appliance.|
10A vs 15A C14 C13 Power Cords
Our 'H' series C14 C13 power cables are rated at 15 amps and are a heavy duty version of our standard 'F' series 10 amp power cables. The 15 amp C14 C13 is typically used when powering high-end computing devices (computers, routers, switches, servers, etc). Many high-end servers (typically 2U form factor and up) have power supply units that draw more than 1000W per unit. Depending on the operating voltage of the device and your rack setup, this may be greater than the 8 amps max continuous draw allowed for a 10 amp cable. (1000W / 120V = 8.33 amps). In these scenarios, this 'H' series 15 amp product line will be more than enough to power these devices.
Choosing the correct length
If operating in a data center, or high-density networking closet, it is critical to choose the correct length power cable to increase the efficiency of your installation. Choosing the shortest cable possible for your installation will allow you to reduce line loss (loss of energy due to resistance in the cable) as well as decrease the volume occupied by the cordage. Cubic inches are a hot commodity in high-density racks, by choosing the shortest cable possible you will increase airflow throughout the rack, increasing the efficiency of the PSU's on the server.
Choosing the correct color
Color-coded power cables are typically used to help identify cables in a rack. For example, a red power cable can be used to identify a primary PSU, will a blue power cable can be used to identify a secondary PSU. This can be critical in high availability data centers, where accidentally unplugging the correctly operating primary power supply, instead of the failed secondary power supply, can cost organizations thousands, even millions of dollars. We offer a wide range of colors to provide you flexibility in color choices.