Here we have compiled brief information on a number of different plug options available. If you can not find the answer to what you're looking for please don't hesitate to contact us direct.
UK 13A | IEC C13 | IEC C20 | IEC 60309-1 16A | IEC 60309-1 32A
The design originated in the UK but is also used in many other countries where the UK system was adopted. Compliance to BS 1363-1. Due to the prevalence of ring circuits overload protection was incorporated within the plug top by means of a cartridge fuse. This is a BS 1362 style of fuse and is usually 13A rated. When fitted onto certain electrical products, such as table lamps, manufacturers will de-rate the fuses to, for instance 1A rating. PDUs are fitted with a 13A fuse as standard. Please advise us if you wish a lower rating of fuse to be fitted. Other sizes are 3A, 5A or 7A.
Complies with IEC 60320 which is an international standard for appliance couplers of household and similar general purposes. The IEC C14 is commonly identified as the “kettle connector style”. This plug is a shrouded male construction, although the standard does not mention male or female but male refers to pin contact and female to socket contact. Male plug pins are protected by a plastic shroud but would not be hot or live until inserted into the female socket, ref. C13. C14 plugs are 10A rated and do not contain an overload fuse.
Similar in general construction to the C14 but larger with the plug pin configuration horizontal rather than vertical. C20 plugs are 16A rated and do not contain an overload fuse.
Often termed “Commando”, which is a trade name, but relates to a range of internationally recognised plugs, sockets and couplers for industrial purposes. Connections are keyed and colour coded; blue for 200-250v which are the ones commonly used on PDUs. These do not contain an overload fuse so consideration should be made for protection within the PDU or suitable assessment up-stream on the supply.
Similar in general construction and pin configuration to the 16A version but larger. Connections are keyed and colour coded; blue for 200-250v which are the ones commonly used on PDUs. These do not contain an overload fuse so consideration should be made for protection within the PDU or suitable assessment up-stream on the supply.
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