Power Cords : The Lungs of Our Electrical World

IEC 60320 is a pre set standard safety regulation for general home electrical appliances. As per the regulation, voltage needs to be “Not more than 250 volts” (AC). Moreover, the current needs to be “Not more than 16A.

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What are Power Cords? Which Cord Powers Your Computer?

You just cannot take away the electrical oxygen we require for survival! All our major day to day activities either are contingent on machines or electricity or both. We need machines and machines need electricity. Electricity is the flow of electrons through a conductor. Now, to align that flow of electrons, we need a metal … Continue reading What are Power Cords? Which Cord Powers Your Computer?

What’s the Difference between Patch Ethernet Cables and Crossover Ethernet Cables?

Patch Cables:  Refers to electrical and optical cables like Cat5 cables and Optical cables.  However, patch cables/cords can be: single-conductor wires that use banana connectors coaxial cables using BNC connectors Ethernet Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a Optical fiber cables.  What makes a patch cable is its length.  Due to its primary use of connecting patch panels, the cables … Continue reading What’s the Difference between Patch Ethernet Cables and Crossover Ethernet Cables?

What is the Difference between Molded and Mechanical Power Cords?

Often when you go to purchase a power cord for your electronic device; be it online or offline, you have to choose one out of both mechanical and molded power cords. A molded cord (also known as over-molded cord) is designed by using an injection molding process which uses a combination of two or more materials along with plastic to build a single part. The materials become more flexible and robust when they undergo this type of molding process. Also, they enhance the reliability of the product.

A Safety Guide to Handling Power Cords

Power cords are an inevitable part of our life. No matter where we go, we always find them around us. This is because they are used to connect and power different equipment, appliances, gadgets and electrical supply. As we often deal with power cords, we must know how to handle them safely. If an electrician or a professional comes across a power cord hanging loosely in your house, it is quite likely that they will reprimand you about the same.

What is the Difference between C13 and C15 Power Cords?

There is an array of power cords available in the market. It can get quite perplexing to choose the one that will fit your needs. In order to know more about them, you must have more information about these cords. This article will acquaint you with IEC C13 and IEC C15 power cords and how they are different from each other. But before that, let us understand what IEC is. IEC stands for International Electrotechnical Commission. Every cord is standardized by IEC before it is introduced in the market. These cords use the letter “C” which is followed by the number in their cords. Let’s get back to understanding the difference between IEC-C13 and C15 connectors. Some of them are mentioned below.

Safety Measures to Consider While Using Extension Power Cords

Extension cords are a part of our everyday life. They are utilized at homes and workplaces for a number of purposes like plugging in decorative lights, extra audio systems, space heaters etc. These cords are available in traditional stores as well as online. Before buying these, you must know the purpose of buying and get … Continue reading Safety Measures to Consider While Using Extension Power Cords