Created on: Oct 6, 2019
The NEMA 5-20P (Up Angle) 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, and the cordage is 14/3.
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Created on: Oct 6, 2019
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.
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?
|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.
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.