Innovative IEC connector with two locking systems to power the range of connectors

23-08-2022 | Schaffner EMV AG | Connectors, switches and EMECH

Schaffner has expanded its wide range of IEC power connectors. The new IL13P-S is a C14/C20 IEC dual locking power connector offering an innovative solution to prevent accidental disconnection in data centers, servers, PDUs, medical devices, industrial equipment, audio /broadcasting and other critical power systems.

The connector was developed to enhance the functionality of the company’s locking connector with two locking mechanisms integrated into a combination connector. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of non-locking standard C13 sockets, including inlet filter types: IL 13, IL 13 P and IL 19. It mates with any Schaffner IEC inlet filter C14/C20 and is a simple upgrade for any IEC Inlet C14/C20.

The new connector includes the following features: The load side connector is a new IEC LOCK C13+ SLIMLINE version. It is a slimmer and more compact IEC LOCK C13+ connector with two locking mechanisms. The line side connector is made from the field proven IEC lock C14 connector. Rated current up to 10 A (C13 plug), up to 15 A (C13P plug) and up to 20 A (C19 plug). The maximum spindle temperature is +70C. Various electrical plugs are available for international use.

Cable safety certifications are valid for Europe, USA, Canada and Australia, making the assembly suitable for worldwide applications.

The power connectors have cable lengths of 0.5m, 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m and 3m. Four cable colors can be specified in black, white, red and blue. The locking system has a pull force of typically 200 N, and is recommended for use with flange mount filters.

Alan A. Seibert