Power Cords

  1. Surge Protectors

    Surge protectors are a simple way to protect electronics from electrical damage. Power surges can range anywhere from small impulses that gradually wear equipment down to lightning strikes that could fry everything electrical in an entire building. Not all surge protectors are equal and it is important to know the different features offered before selecting one.

    Surge Protectors vs. Power Strips

    The terms “surge protector” and “power strip” are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. A power strip is anything that plugs into a single wall outlet and gives it multiple outlets. Not every single power strip out there has surge protection built into it. If a power strip is priced especially low, it most likely does not have any form of surge protection. While these can be used for add

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  2. Power Cables

    Power cables are incredibly varied, with different types of cables and standards being set by their use and the country they are used in. In the United States alone, there are over a dozen types that are commonly used. Each type of power cable connector has its own name, so most power cables will have two names associated with them. There are two main standards for power cables in the US, NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

    Types of NEMA connectors include:

    • 1-15
    • 5-15
    • 5-20

    Types

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  3. iPhone Lightning Cable Adapter for Audio & Charging

    What are Lightning Cables?

    Lightning cables are a type of cable designed to be used specifically with iPhones. Functionally, they are very similar to the standard types of USB cables used with Android phones. Lightning cables are proprietary to Apple and the only type of connection that will work for charging most iPhones or connecting them to other devices.

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    Apple introduced Lightning cables in September 2012 to replace older, bulkier connectors. Any

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  4. Portable Cords

    What are Portable Cords?

    A portable cord is a type of power cable designed for temporary use. Portable cords are multi-conductor cables that come in a variety of AWGs. Depending on the specifications of the cord, they can power anything from handheld tools to heavy machinery.

    Aside from different AWGs, there are a number of classifications that can be applied to portable cords. Each portable cord has associated letter codes indicating exactly what it is built for. Since portable cords can be used in residential, commercial, and industrial areas, the exact specs of the cord will depend on its application.

    Letter Codes

    The letter codes used for portable cords are defined by

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  5. Tray Cables

    What are Tray Cables?

    Tray cables are power cables used in industrial settings such as factories, utility substations, and more. Along with power, tray cables can also be used for communications. Tray cables were first invented to replace smaller cables that had issues with power and communications failure. Today, tray cables are required for many industrial applications in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC).

    As the name implies, tray cables are meant to be used in trays or other conduit like raceway or wiring ducts. The NEC requires that tray cable is supported every six feet. Tray cable must also meet the exposed run requirement for the property it is on.

    The most valuable aspect of tray cable is its versatility. They are designed

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  6. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Cables

    What are Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Cables?

    To understand Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) cables, the first step is to look at VFDs themselves. VFDs (also called Adjustable Frequency Drives and Variable Voltage/Variable Frequency Drives) are adjustable speed drives utilized in electro-mechanical systems. A VFD allows users to control voltage and input frequency to adjust torque and AC motor speed.

    It is true that VFDs and VFD cables are not the only option for powering industrial equipment. However, they have a number of advantages over their competitors. The precision control enabled by a VFD stops energy from being wasted. The efficiency of using a VFD allows machinery work smarter instead of harder, reducing wear and tear so motors last longer. This also makes the equipment more reliable overall and reduces the amount of maintenance

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  7. Digital Lighting Management (DLM) Cables

    What is Digital Lighting Management?

    Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is a new, innovative system designed to maximize energy savings in each and every room of any building. In the state of California, DLM is now required to keep buildings up to code. This system will not only meet state codes but exceed their requirements to save energy costs on any electrically powered equipment.

    The cables used for DLM, called Lighting Control Cables, are compatible with a variety of devices, from wall switches to occupancy sensors, to ensure the individuals using the devices are contributing towards your energy savings just as much as your new lighting control cables and DLM system. Even in areas where state codes have not implemented this requirement yet, installing this system now will optimize your energy savings even sooner.

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  8. DC Power Male Solder Connector - 1.3mm Male to 2.5mm Female

    This is the DC Power Male Solder Connector - 1.3mm Male to 2.5mm Female While many connectors carry power in addition to data, some connectors are used specifically to provide power connections to devices. Direct Current (DC) electrical power connectors are typically connected to various power supplies for laptop computers, small televisions and many other electronic devices. This male barrel connector, or “plug”, has a 1.3mm inner diameter and 2.5mm outer diameter. It is housed in a Molded strain relief plastic handle, for protective flexibility. Although there are multiple methods of attaching the plug to the end of the wire, it’s also possible to get plugs that come pre-attached to a cable. For more information on our products please contact our customer service department at 888-519-9505 For all your cable

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  9. DC Power Right Angle Male Solder Connector - 2.5mm I.D. - 5.5mm O.D.

    This is the DC Power Right Angle Male Solder Connector - 2.5mm I.D. - 5.5mm O.D. While many connectors carry power in addition to data, some connectors are used specifically to provide power connections to devices. Direct Current (DC) electrical power connectors are typically connected to various power supplies for laptop computers, small televisions and many other electronic devices. This male barrel connector, or “plug”, has a 2.5mm inner diameter and 5.5mm outer diameter. It is housed in a Molded strain relief plastic handle, for protective flexibility. Although there are multiple methods of attaching the plug to the end of the wire, it’s also possible to get plugs that come pre-attached to a cable. For more information on our products please contact our customer service department at 888-519-9505 For all y

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  10. DC Power Right Angle Male Solder Connector - 2.1mm I.D. - 5.5mm O.D.

    This is the DC Power Right Angle Male Solder Connector - 2.1mm I.D. - 5.5mm O.D. While many connectors carry power in addition to data, some connectors are used specifically to provide power connections to devices. Direct Current (DC) electrical power connectors are typically connected to various power supplies for laptop computers, small televisions and many other electronic devices. This male barrel connector, or “plug”, has a 2.1mm inner diameter and 5.5mm outer diameter. It is housed in a Molded strain relief plastic handle, for protective flexibility. Although there are multiple methods of attaching the plug to the end of the wire, it’s also possible to get plugs that come pre-attached to a cable. For more information on our products please contact our customer service department at 888-519-9505 For all y

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