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Subject [Cocoon Wiki] Update of "power cord" by Upayavira
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:35:26 GMT
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- A '''mains cable''' ([[Commonwealth English]]) or '''power cord''' ([[American English]])
is 
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- cable that temporarily connects an [[Small appliance|electrical appliance]] to an electrical

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- power source.  The term is generally used for cables connecting to a single-phase 
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- [[alternating current]] power source at "[[mains]] [[voltage]]" (100 to 240 volts, depending

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- on the location).  The terms '''power cable''', '''mains lead''' or '''flex''' are also
used.  
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- The term '''cord set''' is also used to distinguish those cords that include connectors
molded 
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- to the cord at each end.
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- [[United States|American]], [[Canada|Canadian]] or [[Japan]]ese power cords tend to be bulkier

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- than the mains cables used in the rest of the world, because of the higher currents required

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- to deliver the same power ([[watt]]s) at 110 V compared with 230&nbsp;V.  
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- Power cables may be either fixed or detachable from the appliance.  In the case of detachable

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- leads, the appliance end of the power cord has a socket (female connector) rather than a
plug 
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- (male connector) to link it to the appliance, to avoid the dangers from having a live 
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- protruding pin.  Cords may also have twist-locking features, or other attachments to prevent

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- accidental disconnection at one or both ends.
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- Common types of detachable power cable have appliance-side connectors such as the ''[[IEC

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- 60320 C13]]'' sometimes colloquially known as an "IEC connector" or "IBM plug"  (commonly
used 
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- for higher current appliances where an earth or ground connection is required) and ''[[IEC

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- 60320 C7]]'' commonly used for low-current applications such as an [[electronic power 
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- supply|power supply]] inlet for use with a [[laptop computer]]. The IEC C7 is also known
as a 
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- "figure-of-eight lead" (connecting by two small round pins, with round insulating bushings;

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- the connector has a figure-of-eight cross section).
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- IEC power cables come in high-temperature and low-temperature variants, as well as various

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- current capacities.  The connectors have slightly different shapes to ensure that it is
not 
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- possible to substitute a cable with a lower temperature or current rating, but that it ''is''

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- possible to use an over-rated cable.  Cords also have different types of exterior jackets

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- available to accommodate environmental variables such as moisture, temperature, oils, 
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- sunlight, flexibility, and heavy wear.  For example, a heating appliance may come with a
cord 
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- designed to withstand accidental contact with heated surfaces.
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- Note that the same types of connectors are used with both 110&nbsp;V and 230&nbsp;V
power 
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- cables, so care must be used when moving appliances between countries with different voltage

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- standards &mdash; substituting a power cord that matches local power outlets will result
in an 
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- incorrect voltage being applied to the appliance or equipment. Unless explicitly labelled
as 
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- capable of handling local voltages, this is very likely to damage or destroy the appliance.
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- [[Image:PC flex with CEE 7-7 plug.png]]
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- ==See also==
- * [[Alternating current]] (AC)
- * [[Domestic AC power plugs and sockets]]
- * [[List of countries with mains power plugs, voltages & frequencies|Chart of plugs
for each 
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- country]]
- * [[Extension cable|Extension cord, extension lead]]
- * [[Power cable]]
- * [[Power strip]]
- * [[Power supply]]
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- == External links ==
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- * [https://domino.iec.ch/webstore/webstore.nsf/artnum/027220 IEC.ch] &mdash; link to
buy the 
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- actual IEC 60320 specification
- * [http://www.accesscomms.com.au/iec320.htm Access Communications] &mdash; a commercial
site 
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- with nice diagrams of IEC 60320 connectors
- * [http://www.otto-heil.de/pdf/references.pdf Technical details and explanation (PDF) -
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- bilingual (German/English)]
- * [http://www.zj-yunhuan.com/ zj-yunhuan.com] - One of The China Manufacturer Of Power Cord
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- [[Category:Power cables|Cord]]
- [[Category:Consumer electronics]]
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- [[de:Gerätestecker]]
- [[zh-cn:电线]]
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