These leads use patented female connectors with 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. Ready made cables are offered terminated to standard IEC male plugs, bare ends, and UK 13A and SCHUKO (right-angle) plugs.
The internal locking mechanism grips the equipment earth pin preventing accidental removal of the plug. The latch is released by an external sliding button. The moulded-plastic de-latching tool (stock code 42-3299) fits over the connector release-button allowing the connector to be extracted from high-density MDUs or shrouded inlet sockets. At the other end of the tool, a ‘C’-shaped aperture is included, which will clip over a cable for storage.
Moulded ‘IEC-Lock’ to IEC male leads use black or orange jacketed cable, in 0.5m increments to ensure tidy looming. Some lengths are also available with blue cable.
3, 5 and 7 metre ‘IEC-Lock’ to bare-end leads, with orange or black cable, allow leads to be cut to length precisely when fitting a re-wireable plug such as a Neutrik Powercon. A re-wireable ‘IEC-Lock’ connector is available, stock code 42-3200.
All styles (except NEMAS plug types) use 10Amp, 3 x 1.0sq.mm, HO5 VV-F cable. UK 13A mains plugs are fitted with a 13A fuse (except 42-3298 which has a 5A). NEMAS (USA) types have the 3-pin NEMAS 5-15P plug, with 3 x 1.32 sq.mm (16AWG) SVT cable.
All leads are supplied individually loose-coiled to avoid permanent kinks and ensure tidy installation. Larger quantities may be available bulk packed, please contact sales.
Other lengths, coloured cable jackets and other types of moulded SCHUKO and NEMAS leads are available to special order, minimum order quantities may apply.