Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C13 Power Cords

Created on: Oct 6, 2019



The NEMA 5-15P connects to the standard NEMA 5-15R wall outlet located in all residential, commercial and industrial buildings located in North America. The IEC 60320 C13 is the standard connector for powering IT equipment requiring less than 15 Amps. We stock the 51513 in a variety of colors and wire gauges.

Brian Sackett
Marketing & Development
Created on: Oct 6, 2019


Additional Information on Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C13 Power Cords

IEC 60320 C13 CONNECTOR (FEMALE)

IEC 60320 C13 CONNECTOR (FEMALE)

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

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.




14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c conductors are UL rated to carry 15A @ 250V. North American Color Coding for 3 wire cable designates (1) Black Conductor (1) Green Conductor (1) Neutral Conductor.


Conductor Designations in 125V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Neutral", the conductor that carries current back to the source.


Conductor Designations in 250V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C13 Power Cords

Created on: Oct 6, 2019



The NEMA 5-15P connects to the standard NEMA 5-15R wall outlet located in all residential, commercial and industrial buildings located in North America. The IEC 60320 C13 is the standard connector for powering IT equipment requiring less than 15 Amps. We stock the 51513 in a variety of colors and wire gauges.

Brian Sackett
Marketing & Development
Created on: Oct 6, 2019





Additional Information on Nema 5-15p to IEC 60320 C13 Power Cords

IEC 60320 C13 CONNECTOR (FEMALE)

IEC 60320 C13 CONNECTOR (FEMALE)

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

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.




14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c North American Color Coded Conductors with SJT Outer Jacket

14awg-3c conductors are UL rated to carry 15A @ 250V. North American Color Coding for 3 wire cable designates (1) Black Conductor (1) Green Conductor (1) Neutral Conductor.


Conductor Designations in 125V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Neutral", the conductor that carries current back to the source.


Conductor Designations in 250V Circuits

  • Black Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.

  • Green Conductor - Ground conductor
  • White Conductor - "Hot" or "Leg", the conductor that carries current to the equipment.