If you think your work space doesn't need more color- think again. Do you ever get your power cords tangled beyond belief? Or you can't find the end of the one you need? Or, when you do finally find it, you realize it wasn't plugged in after all? I think that may have happened to all of us... at least once. Luckily, Quiktron has a great solution.
Quiktron is now offering power cords available in a number of different colors to make it easier for you to identify which cords are connected to which circuits in dual circuit applications. (Finally, we can find the cord we want without having to test all of them and see what goes out.)
Quiktron offers cords in 9 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, gray and black.
The cords are also available in different lengths for varying applications. In data environments, it is a best practice to keep the length of cords to a minimum in order to avoid contact with ethernet cables. (But also another tip for less tangling.) Lengths available include: 1ft, 2ft, 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, 12ft and 15ft.
In addition to the many choices in color and length, Quiktron has also included more than six different configuration options. There are many choices to choose from:
- 5-15 to C13 (15a/125v 14/3 SJT): PC power cord NEMA 5-15 male plug to IEC 60320 C13 female connector. The C14 male inlet is common to most personal computers. For this type of NEMA receptacle 14 gauge cord yields the max amperage for this cord up to 50 feet.
- C14 to C13 (10a/250v 18/3 SJT): These power cords are commonly used between a PDU and computer in a data rack or cabinet. The C14 male inlet is common to most personal computers. Although the receptacle is rated for 15 amps, most devices only draw a small amperage—thus the 10 amps this cord is rated for is most often adequate. However, consult your owners manual specifications to verify.
- C14 to C13 (15a/250v 14/3 SJT): Rated for 15 amps and 250 volts.
- C14 to C19 (15a/250v 14/3 SJT): C14 to C19 cords are available for color-coded configurations.
- C20 to C19 (20a/250v 12/3 SJT): IEC C20 to C19 power cords are 250 volts and are available in varying lengths. This power cord is commonly used between a high-end PDU and server in a data rack or cabinet.
- C20 to C13 (15a/250v 14/3 SJT): IEC C20 to C13 power cords are 15 amps, 250 volts, and are available in varying lengths. This power cord is commonly used between a high-end PDU and computer in a data rack or cabinet.
- C14 to C15 (15a/250v 14/3 SJT): IEC C14 to C15 power cords are 15 amps, 250 volts, and are available in varying lengths. The C15 female connector has the same pin array as a C13. However, the C15 has a notch at the base. The C15 can be plugged into the C14 or C16 inlets, while the C13 is limited to the C14 inlet.