Polarized IEC Inlets suit protection class II appliances.

Press Release Summary:

Rated 2.5 A at 250 Vac, consistent with IEC standard, Series 2577 and 2579 are designed to polarize line contact of power mains into appliance. Inlets offer solid pin construction versus folded pins, ensuring high degree of contact integrity. Series 2577 is designed for screw-on mounting, while Series 2579 accommodates snap-in mounting, 1.0/1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0 mm. Both are configurable with solder, quick connect, or PCB terminals in various shapes and orientations.

Original Press Release:

SCHURTER Introduces Polarized IEC Appliance Inlets for Protection Class II

Santa Rosa, California, – SCHURTER is pleased to introduce two new appliance inlets, alike to IEC, style C8, for protection class II appliances. The 2577 and 2579 series are designed to polarize the line contact of the power mains into the appliance. The polarized inlets are popularly used in portable audio devices, cable boxes, gaming, and other consumer products. The inlets offer solid pin construction versus folded pins, ensuring a higher degree of contact integrity.

The 2577 and 2579 series are rated 2.5 A @ 250 VAC, consistent with the IEC standard. They are UL/CSA approved for 2.5 A at 250 VAC and 7 A @ 125 VAC by UL/CSA. The 2577 is designed for screw-on mounting while the 2579 accommodates snap-in mounting, 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0 / 2.5 / 3.0 mm. Both of the series are configurable with solder, quick connect, or PCB terminals in various shapes and orientations as well as in black, grey, or white color choices. The 2577 and 2579 are intended for use with mating polarized cordsets, C7p.

Pricing starts at $0.83 per piece at 500 pieces. Packaging is 100 pieces per box. Data sheet and additional information are available at: schurter.com.  For sales and product information, contact Cora Umlauf at (800) 848-2600 or by email at info@schurterinc.com.


SCHURTER is a progressive innovator and manufacturer of Circuit Protection, Connectors, Switches, and EMC Products to the electronic and electrical industries worldwide. SCHURTER’s three divisions: Components, Input Systems and Electronic Manufacturing services are formed to provide customer specific products and services, which focus on clean and safe supply of power and making equipment easier to use. These core competencies bring a high degree of innovation to SCHURTER’s main markets IT / Telecom, Medical, Space and Renewable Energy.

SCHURTER meets its customers’ highest demands through certified quality, environmental and safety management systems including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and highly developed processes (Six Sigma method). Excellent services are upheld through the consistent application of an all encompassing quality management system.

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group.


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