IEC-LOCK IEC (CEE22) AC MAINS POWER CONNECTORS
These patented design, cable, female connectors have an internal locking mechanism which locks in an IEC power inlet, to provide a simple way of securing a power cable to any electrical equipment fitted with a standard IEC connector. They are invaluable for use with critical equipment, either free-standing or rack-mounted and in areas subject to vibration, such as outside broadcast vehicles, touring and 'fly-away' kit, where standard connectors may become dislodged in transit.
The internal locking mechanism grips the equipment earth pin preventing accidental removal of the plug. The latch is released by an external sliding handle, which can be gripped from all sides and is pulled to release the connector from its socket. This design of the release mechanism is particularly suitable for equipment with extremely closely spaced IEC outlets, such as 1U rackmount mains distributions units with 14 or 15 outlets, and some Dell and HP servers. No separate release tool is required.
They have professional-type screw terminals (wire receptacle hole and cross clamp-screw), wire size up to 1.50 mm sq. (16 AWG). They are non-keyed ('cold condition'), rated 10 amp 250V AC 50/60Hz., Body materials are 'LFH' ('LSOH/LSZH'). Maximum cable diameter 8.5mm. A neat touch is that the shell retention screws have plastic washers to avoid loss when the cover is removed during cable termination.
Ready made cables are also available, terminated to standard IEC male plugs, bare ends, and UK 13A and SCHUKO (right-angle) plugs. See AC Mains Power Leads - IEC-Lock+ and see AC Mains Power Leads - IEC-Lock.