Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Power Cords latch into IEC connectors and power entry modules.

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March 22, 2011 - Offering solution for 10 A and 16 A appliance couplers and power entry modules, according to IEC 60320, V-Lock Cord Retaining System latches into notched inlet or outlet to prevent accidental disconnection of power from equipment. Cord sets are available with NEMA plugs and variety of country-specific plugs. Applications include medical devices, laboratory equipment, and power distribution units for telecommunication and datacom equipment.

Schurter, Inc.

447 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, USA

Original Press Release

V-Lock Power Cords Latch into IEC Connectors and Power Entry Modules

Press release date: March 17, 2011

Schurter's new cord retaining system protects against accidental disconnection of power

Santa Rosa, California, - Schurter proudly announces the addition of the V-Lock cord retaining system, an attractive and simple solution for 10A and 16A appliance couplers and power entry modules, according to IEC 60320 (15A and 20A according to UL).

The new V-Lock power cord provides a safe and reliable power connection. It conveniently latches into the notched inlet or outlet to prevent accidental disconnection of the power from the equipment. The yellow catch mechanism is easily released by depressing the lever. Unlike wire bail or clamp accessories, no additional hardware is required to install the cord retaining system, saving installation time and material.

Schurter offers a range of standard inlets, outlets, power entry modules and a wide range of mating V-lock cordsets. The cordsets are available with NEMA plugs and a variety of country specific plugs. Other connectors and power entry modules can be built to mate with the V-Lock solution. Cordsets are available with custom cable lengths and other plug variations on request. Minimum order quantities apply.

The V-Lock Cord retaining solution is ideal for use in environments where protection against power disconnection is essential. Applications include portable medical devices, laboratory equipment, power distribution units for telecommunication and datacom equipment, as well as audio and soundstage equipment.

Pricing for the standard V-Lock appliance inlets start at about $ 1.49 each per 100 pieces and varies for the range of power cords. Additional information on the new V-Lock system can be found on Schurter's website http://www.schurterinc.com/new_pems.

For sales and product information contact Cora Umlauf at 800 848-2600 or info@schurterinc.com.

About Schurter Inc.
The Schurter Group was founded in Switzerland in 1933. With its more than 75 years in business, Schurter continues to be a progressive innovator and manufacturer of Fuses and Varistors, Circuit Breakers, Power Entry Modules & Connectors, Input Systems, EMC Products, as well as providing manufacturing services for the electronic and electrical industries worldwide. Schurter's product innovation focuses on safe supply of power and making the interface between human and machine easier. Schurter's market focus is in the area of IT / Telecom, Medical, Space and Renewable Energy. Schurter, Inc. Santa Rosa, California, is the exclusive North American sales and distribution office for the Schurter Group.

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