Most electric cords are AC power cords which operate on an alternating current, or one that periodically reverses direction of the electrical flow. Cords consist of a conducting medium, typically copper, surrounded by insulating material and an outer protective jacket and can vary in length according to intended use and application. Read More…
Quail Electronics, Inc.Livermore, CA | 800-669-8090
Our customers find we have the highest standards when it comes to quality, and delivery. Quail Electronics is a worldwide power cord supplier, offering power cords and various other products.$$$
Interpower CorporationOskaloosa, IA | 641-673-5000
All of our power cords are tested and stand up to rigorous demands of everyday application. We serve a global market including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and of course the United States.$$$
Kord KingLancaster, PA | 800-818-4916
Our plug adapters are guaranteed to bring you a lifetime of value. Our staff is committed to bringing you only the most reliable products that are available. We will find solutions for your cord needs regardless of how difficult the job may be.$$$
Consolidated Electronic Wire & CableFranklin Park, IL | 800-621-4278
Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable is a full line source for standard & custom wire, cable, cord set & interconnection products. We are currently underway to receive an ISO 9000 certification. Our company supplies products such as AC power cords. We can give you an application at an affordable price with no performance payoffs. We are a customer driven company & strives for outstanding service.$$$
Cord-Sets, Inc.Minneapolis, MN | 800-752-0580
Cord-Sets takes pride in its solid reputation as a top quality power cord supplier. We will assist you in finding the right end configurations and voltage that fits your application for a cord set, electric cord, or hospital grade power cord, electrical plug, NEMA power cord, extension cord. Four decades of experience ensures an excellent product delivered efficiently and priced right.$$$
Electric Cords Manufacturers List
Typically flexible, although they can be semi-rigid, electric cords have electrical plugs at each end, one male and one female. The male plug connects to the wall outlet and the prongs of the plug fit into the corresponding holes in the (female) electrical receptacle.
The two most commonly used plug types are Type A, which have two conducting blades or prongs, and Type B, which have an additional third grounding rod. The fitted connection between the plug and the socket allows for the optimum transfer of electrical energy from the power source to the cord and then to the appliance.
Electrical cords are used with almost any piece of electrical equipment requiring connection to a main power source, such as domestic appliances, computers, machinery, and more, in industries like retail, commercial, food processing, and electronics. Due to the variety of lengths and capabilities that electric cords can be manufactured in, there is a broad range of applied uses for them.
When determining the appropriate power supply cord type for different applications, there are many factors to be considered. Electric cord manufacturers adhere to specifications concerning voltage rating, current rating, length, wire shape and size, jacket materials and cable temperatures, as well as the type of molded plugs and female connectors.
As with any components used in the transferring of electrical energy, safety precautions concerning electric cords have to be taken into consideration. Personal injury, death, and/or extensive property damage can occur as a result of the deterioration or misuse of the equipment.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) determines the standards for electrical supply component production in terms of voltage capacities and configuration in North America. Other countries have their own voltage systems and electrical component layouts, and so those respective countries determine the standards and controls implemented for electric cords. Manufacturing standards help to maintain consistency and order and decrease the chances of malfunctions due to quality standards.
Polarization of an electric plug ensures that the equipment is connected to the neutral, or grounded, side of the circuit, and reduces risk of potential electric shock to anyone handling the equipment. Sensitive electrical equipment and products should only be used with polarized or grounding type electric cords.