SCHURTER’s 4783 Rewireable V-Lock Cord Retaining Connector is EP Product of the Year Runner-up 2020

Santa Rosa, California, July 12th, 2021 – The SCHURTER series 4783 was recognized as runner-up in the Interconnect category of the Product of the Year 2020 competition, announced by Electronic Products Magazine in January of this year. The 4783 series is the first rewireable cord connector to combine a detachable IEC C13 connector with the V-Lock cord retaining system. The latching mechanism is designed to prevent the power cord from being unintentionally disconnected from the equipment.

The EP awarded products are recognized for a significant advancement in a technology or its application, an exceptionally innovative design, a substantial achievement in price/performance, improvements in design performance, and/or the potential for new product designs/opportunities. EP editors evaluated over 100 products across 10 electronic component categories. These are outstanding products that should be evaluated by designers for their technology advances and innovations. However, there were a significant number of outstanding runner-up’s that should be recognized as well.

Rewireable cord connectors provide cost savings to customers in instances where small builds or varying cable lengths and country specific plugs are needed. Approved for the European, Chinese and North American markets, the 4783 is certified according to the new UL 60320 standard. No halogens in the cable guard or any other plastic components are used. Applications include medical equipment, data centers, telecommunications equipment, pro-audio, and food processing equipment.

Contact Cora Umlauf for additional information. Links to Electronic Products Magazine announcement Best Electronic Components of 2020. Link to Datasheet on the SCHURTER website. White paper Cord Retention and V-Lock Overview Brochure.



The SCHURTER Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company providing components and complex solutions that ensure safe power supply and simplified equipment operation. The company’s professional competence, financial independence, innovative strength and distinctive corporate culture, propel the SCHURTER Group, together with its customers and partners, into the digital future. The safe&easy brand claim not only refers to the products, but also the company’s business philosophy, which strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility and proximity to customers.

SCHURTER is known globally as an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, switches, EMC products, and input systems. Touch screens and touch panels, capacitive sensor keypads, membrane keypads and housing systems are developed in close cooperation with its customers. Within its business unit Solutions, SCHURTER combines all competencies and puts them at the customer's disposal. SCHURTER products and solutions are developed especially for specific industry segments – medical, data and communication, automotive, avionics & space, energy and the broader industrial market. SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as the key factor to the company's lasting success. Its management and improvement processes are designed and certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949, using the EFQM and Baldrige Excellence Models, as well as the application of Lean Management principles such as Value Stream Planning, Power Innovation, SSO, and Six Sigma.


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

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