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I have read and seen ads for 15 amp IEC terminations and 20 amp IEC power cords. Is the physical shape of the IEC power cord ending different for these different power cords? And if so, are they interchangeable? Thanks I did say it was a dumb question. Norm
I like 20A a lot more regardless of current drain of the component. The blades are bigger and longer and fit much more securely. Even my CDP came with a 20A even though it only uses 50W AC.
Why not look something like this up before asking the question as then maybe you would have your answer.
The internet can be a very useful tool.
As shown in the diagram, the 20A IEC has a rectangular shape and the blades/slots have a horizontal orientation rather than the vertical orientation of the 15A IEC which also has a semi V-shape.
the 20 amp configuration actually a NEMA code configuration. IIRC the IEC has tow configurations the one illustrated and another which is almost identical but has a notch below the ground connection. Most standard IEC are only 10 amp rated , IIRC. The notched one was 15 amp
Wonder if the quality is any good.....
Which product model shown on the page, and for what application?
I have seen 20 amp IECs on only one component. I have also seen the 15 amp IEC with a ridge at the top. I think it was somehow intended for use with higher amp power cords.
....if memory serves, is for a higher temperature rating/application, such as 105C. rather than 85C.
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