Press Release Summary:
IEC C8 Inlets are offered in different shape, size and ratings. Units are rated to 2.5 A at 250 VAC and 7A at 125 VAC. Unit is also available in PCB mount version.
Original Press Release:
SCHURTER Expands on Range of IEC C8 Inlets
Power inlets vary in shape, size and ratings according to the style sheets contained in the IEC 60320-1 standard. The C8 style inlets are more compact and less expensive than the more popular C14 style. Therefore, the C8 inlets may be suitable for smaller portable devices in the consumer market, depending on the current rating of the application. The C8 inlets are rated 2.5A @ 250 VAC according to IEC, while the C14 inlets are rated at 10A @ 250 VAC. The UL and CSA rating for C8s is generally 2.5A @ 250 VAC and 15A @ 250 VAC for the C14s. The new SCHURTER range of IEC C8 inlets also feature a 7A @ 125 VAC rating according to UL and CSA, making them suitable for an even broader range of applications in North America. The new C8s also expand on the range of panel thickness mounting options in comparison to SCHURTER's existing 0721 series. A PCB mount version for sandwich panel mounting is also included.