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NEMA 5 15P Power Cords

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In nations that employ North American standard plugs, NEMA power cords, also known as NEMA connectors, are used to connect to power sources. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association is referred to as NEMA. Because it meets their production criteria, the national association certifies any electrical equipment with a NEMA certification. Read More…

NEMA 5 15P Power Cords NEMA power cords, also known as NEMA connectors, are used to connect to power sources in countries that use North American standard sockets. NEMA refers to National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Any electrical product with a NEMA certification is approved by the national association because it meets their manufacturing standards.
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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.

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Joliet, IL  |  800-683-7228

United Universal Industries is a leading supplier and manufacturer of various power cords, wiring harnesses and special molded products for a wide range of industries and markets.

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Voltec Power & Lighting is a manufacturer of appliance cord sets, electronic cord sets, interconnects, power supply cords and custom molded cable assemblies for the OEM markets. We are ISO 2002 registered. No matter what your industry or application, Voltec has the power supply for you.

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On one end, these power cords have a Type B electrical plug. NEMA 5-15P refers to a 15-amp NEMA standard plug. Two flat, current-carrying pins (live and neutral) and one spherical earth pin make up the plugs. The three separate wires of the NEMA 5-15P (Type B) plugs are neutral, hot, and ground. Even though they normally carry 110V, they are rated at 15A at 250V.

Power cords that range from NEMA 5-15 through NEMA 5-15R are the most prevalent. The NEMA 5-15P represents the plug, and the NEMA 5-15R represents the receptacle. Aside from that, NEMA 5-15P to C13 and NEMA 5-15P to C15 are two more types of cords that are widely used.

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NEMA Product Classifications

NEMA goods are classified according to their amperage and voltage ranges, which span from 15 to 60 amps and 125 to 600 volts. All NEMA 1 power cords have two prongs, but all NEMA 5 devices have three prongs.NEMA 5 devices are three-wire grounding devices with a maximum voltage rating of 125 volts. A NEMA 1 15 device with a 5 15 rating is a grounded variant of a NEMA 1 15 device. NEMA 5 grounding devices have three wires and are rated for 125 volts. The 5-15P plug, often known as an Edison plug, is the most prevalent type used in the United States. A grounded variant of the 1-15P is the NEMA 5-15P. Most devices (computers, surge protectors, receivers, and so on) and conventional extension cords include these fundamental plugs. In addition, NEMA 6 and above devices are often used to provide electricity to large machinery or domestic appliances. Although all NEMA 5-15 power cords have three prongs, some have a different end than others. For example, when a cord is used behind a piece of furniture, the cord head twists sideways so it can be plugged in flush with the wall. Others have a typical head that hits the wall straight in the face.Numerous outlets are available on some NEMA power cords, allowing one power source to be stretched and utilized to power multiple devices simultaneously.

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Applications of NEMA Power Cords

NEMA power cords can be used to power various devices, including simple household appliances, power tools, and more. Because they can be used for so many goods and fit into all standard electrical outlets in North America, 5-15 power cables are probably the most prevalent variety on the market. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association is based in Virginia and has a membership of over 430 people from around the world. Immediately identifiable multinational firms such as 3M, Hubbell, and Medtronic, as well as several smaller producers, are among them. These businesses benefit from an industry-approved set of standards that consumers can rely on as NEMA members. This not only offers the members' products credibility but also assures that they are held to a set of criteria that help electrical manufacturers maintain quality.

NEMA Device Safety Features

Many NEMA devices include extra safety features to defend against electrical fires or power surges that could harm electronic equipment. For example, suppose the difference between the outgoing power and the current returning to the device on the neutral wire is six milliamperes. In that case, a device like a ground fault circuit interrupter will instantly disconnect the circuit.

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A key safety feature of many modern home NEMA outlets is that they are safe for small children. A child may attempt to cram a foreign object into an electrical outlet, resulting in serious damage. A spring-loaded top of a tamper-resistant receptacle prevents foreign objects from entering through the front of the receptacle. Although this minor function adds little to the cost of a device, it can make a significant difference in many households. In addition, because they are used outside or in humid places, many NEMA 5 15 power cords are weather resistant.

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