Where are they used?
By having universal IEC connectors on our detachable power cords, Morvan can supply the same IEC lead but with different country-type plug for the whole world.
Due to their shapes, the C7 and C8 are colloquially known as figure of eight or fig 8, and the C5 / C6 as cloverleaf or Mickey Mouse connectors. The 2.5A rated C7 is used on smaller unearthed equipment such as radios and older laptop computers; if earthing is required then a C5 is used. Larger equipment, most commonly desktop computers, printers etc, use the 10A rated C13 for power. Cold condition C14 and C13 IECs are sometimes called kettle plugs or kettle connectors; this can lead to confusion as the hot condition C15 and C16 would usually be specified for kettles and other heating appliances. High-current appliances including servers use the 16A rated C19 and C20.
Male to female IEC extension or IEC jumper leads can be used to make an existing lead longer, or to power auxiliary equipment from the main product, e.g. a computer monitor powered from the computer rather than directly from the mains.
Single-ended IEC cables can be hard-wired into the equipment or mains supply, or have rewireable plugs or connectors fitted.
IEC adaptor leads can be used to convert between current and temperature ratings, for example C14-C15 cold condition to hot condition or C20-C13 16A to 10A.
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