IEC Connectors or International Electrotechnical Commission connectors conform to EN 60320 specifications. Bulgin offer a full range of mains rated inlets, outlets and connectors that meet the above specifications with UL, CSE and VDE approvals. With electrical ratings up to 20A and 250V, our IEC connector range offers solutions to most mains powered equipment and cable applications.
The connectors come with a combination of mounting options which include flange mounting, snap to panel and PCB mounting. A number of termination options are also available with solder tabs, faston tabs, screw terminal and PC spill versions. In addition to the IEC Connectors there are also IEC Distribution Units and Polysnap mains power modules and mains filters which are designed to reduce conducted mains borne EMI.
IEC Connector Versions
Each type of connector is identified by a standard sheet number. For appliance couplers this consists of the letter "C" followed by a number, where the standard sheet for the male appliance inlet is 1 higher than the sheet for the corresponding female cable connector
C13 / C14 Connectors.
A power cord with a C13 connector (Female, which is also known as a Sheet F connector) connects To a C14 inlet (male) attached to the appliance
C15 / C16 Connectors
A C15 connector, and a matching C16 inlet on the appliance. For these connectors the temperature rating is 120°C rather than the 70°C of the C13/C14 combination
C15A / C16A Connectors
C15A/C16A have a higher temperatue rating of 155°C
C17 / C18 Connectors
Similar to C13/C14 but without the earthing pin, you can connect a C13 Connector to a C18 inlet
C19 / C20 Connectors
Used where higher currents are required