The smooth supply of electricity for our day-to-day activities is an irreplaceable necessity. In fact, the entire world is running on electricity and the power provided by it for an endless gamut of tasks and applications (industrial, commercial and societal). Hence, power cord accessories and their importance are felt in every industrial sector and everyday activities. Let us have a general overview about the basic aspects and application of power cords and their accessories used for varied purposes.

What is a power cord and how are its accessories used?

In simple terms, Industrial Power Connectors and it accessories make it possible for us to fulfill our several activities that require electricity supply. Power plugs are constructed in a way that makes them capable to charge our cell phones, to supply power to our numerous electrical appliances and at a larger context electricity has no substitute for carrying our innumerable industrial applications at various levels. These detachable connectors comprising pins that may be of differing lengths and widths (depending upon the application and source of power) are put into an outlet to facilitate transmission of electricity through an insulated wire and into the appliance that makes it operate.

An interesting thing to know about these cord is that a user travelling to another country has to use a differently designed power plug as the shape and design of the cord, wall socket settings and its cord pin varies from one country to another.

What are the various types of power cords available for varied purposes?

Multiple varieties of power cables and power cord accessories are available in the markets that are used for varied industrial or domestic applications. Customers are required to keep in mind certain considerations like output voltage, current, wattage, output polarity and output plug size before choosing form the following power cords meant for different applications:

  • AC Power Cords
  • DC Power Cords
  • Electrical Power Wires
  • Coiled cords and Cables
  • Power Connectors
  • AC Power connectors
  • Power Plugs
  • Power Strips
  • Ground Power Units
  • Multi-conductor cables
  • Cable Assembly Services
  • V-Bells and V-Ribbed Belts
  • Round Belts and O-Ring Belts
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Electrical Conduit

What are the Various Applications of Power Cord and it Accessories?

Power cables and it accessories are widely used in multiple industrial sectors for several applications required for manufacturing or production process. The device is used for the following building and construction applications:

  • Historical Areas
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Castles
  • Libraries
  • Safety and Fire
  • Airports
  • Public outdoor lighting
  • Hospitals
  • Road and rail tunnels
  • Multi-storey car parks
  • Telecommunication
  • Public service buildings
  • Commercial centers
  • Cinemas and theatres

Besides, power plugs, cords and cables are equally important for the following industrial applications:

  • Hazardous Areas
  • Refineries and Petroleum Plants
  • Pharmaceutical factories
  • Mines
  • Gas production facilities
  • High operating temperatures
  • Metallurgical, steel and iron industry
  • Foundries
  • Nuclear power stations
  • Ships and spaceship industry
  • Paint and printer
  • Heat treatment of materials

Industrial Power Connectors come with differing features to render more safety, protection and convenience to the user. For example, power cables come as both fixed and detachable from the appliance. To avoid the danger of a protruding pin, power cord comes with a female connector to link with the appliance. Cords and cables also come with twist-locking features and other attachments in order to prevent sudden disconnections. In other cases, accessories with specific benefits are provided. These can be pilot lamp to indicate voltage, fuses for over-current protection, leakage current detector and shields over power conductors to minimize electromagnetic interference. Most importantly, users of power cables and plugs should make sure that these devices are safely handled in order to avoid any sort of accidents or mishaps.