Only Connect: Good design and the IEC Connector

Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

If you use power then you use the IEC connector. It’s been around for a while now, since 1970 to be precise. As mentioned in previous blog posts, good design stands the test of time, that’s why they are still around. They do the job really well.

There is usually a little confusion around the connector types and their uses. So to keep things simple for this blog post I am only going to talk about the IEC 60320 series. That’s the C-Series to you and me!

Here is a list of connectors and their common uses:

c1-c2-connector.jpgC1/C2 connector (pictured right) used on electric shavers and other low voltage devices, not in use so much these days, normally replaced by the DC connector. 

Tags: c series, cable assembly, confusion, locke, low voltage

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