Created on: Oct 6, 2019
The NEMA 5-20P to IEC 60320 C13 power cords are commonly used in IT settings to connect a standard NEMA 5-15/5-20R wall outlet to a variety of IT equipment with a C14 inlet. Although the NEMA 5-20P is designed for 20 Amp applications, due to the limitation of the C13 rating this cord set is listed for 125V and 15A. The standard color is black or grey, and the cordage is 14/3 SJT.
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Created on: Oct 6, 2019
12awg-3c cable is UL Rated to deliver 20A at up to 300V. However, the actual voltage is dependent on the types of male and female connectors used with the cable. For cord sets with IEC 60320 connectors on both ends, the cable is rated for 20A @ 125V and 20A @ 250V. Because these connectors are rated for use at either voltage, it is very important that you double check the voltages match between the PDU and the Equipment, otherwise, you may damage the equipment.
The IEC 60320 C19 is a grounded 3 Wire connector rated up to 250V and 20 Amps. The C19 can be found on a variety of power cords, including NEMA to 320 Adapter cords, and International Plug types to IEC 320 connectors, but the most common application is the IEC 320 C20 to C19 power cord which is a a standard extension cord used to power high powered IT Equipment. 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.
What does the IEC 60320 C19 Connect to?
|The IEC 60320 type C19 connector is designed to connect to the IEC 320 C20 plug and Inlet. THE C20 Plug is commonly found on power cords used in the data center industry. The C20 Inlet can be found on a variety of high powered IT Equipment ranging from switches to Un-Interrupted Power Supply systems.
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?
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.