Everything You Need to Know About Nema Power Cords

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People based in North America often use NEMA connectors and they have specific NEMA standards. Here’s all you wanted to know about Nema Power Cords and their utility. To Know More :https://www.sfcable.com/blog/everything-know-nema-power-cords/

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Everything ​ ​You ​ ​Need ​ ​to ​ ​Know ​ ​About Nema ​ ​Power ​ ​Cords The plug and socket are something that we have used a million times in our lives. The plug and socket have been a historical discovery. Today we plug different types of electrical appliances in the socket easily without much risk. However has it always been ​ ​so ​ ​simple ​ ​and ​ ​safe ​ ​No. In earlier times people use to plug in electrical appliances with mere open-ended wires. Sometimes even with incompatible plugs Today almost each country in the world uses its specific standards for plugs sockets and power cords. So how is the installation of electrical appliances in the sockets today with negligible ​ ​risks Answer ​ ​is ​ ​simple Using Power Cords. Power cords are the line cable or mains cable. It is this cable which bears the burden of temporarily connecting a portable electronic appliance with the main electrical supply line. It makes this possible by the attached pair of ​ ​connecting ​ ​couplers ​ ​on ​ ​its ​ ​either ​ ​ends. ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​ ​1 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​https://www.sfcable.com/

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These connector power cords are detachable from the mains supply line and the Electrical appliances. Power cord is a flexible and an insulated conductor having one male and one female connector attached at its either end. All these power cords and its coupler designing by the manufacturers across the globe are on the preset standards set by the International Electrotechnical ​ ​Commission ​ ​IEC. NEMA Back in 1926 the establishment of National Electrical Manufacturing Association NEMA in North America took place. It developed NEMA 1 connector. Today ​NEMA power cords are in use all over North America and in countries which have specified the NEMA standards. Other countries have created their own set of power plug standards. It can destroy the appliances if these are in use with unmatched power supply. NEMA ​ ​Power ​ ​Cords A basic NEMA connector has two pins or flat prongs which are almost 5 inches apart from each other it is the NEMA type 1. If it also consists of a round pin or prong right below the two flat prongs NEMA type 5 is its name. A “grounded plug” uses a third ​ ​pin ​ ​for ​ ​grounding ​ ​purposes. ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​ ​2 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​https://www.sfcable.com/

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Safety ​ ​Measures There are many variants of the NEMA plugs available in the United States and North America but NEMA type 1 type 5 are the most common among them. Some NEMA plugs undergo polarization. These plugs need a special attention when plugged ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​socket. If not installed in a specifically instructed manner it can destroy the appliance. To avoid this kind of an accident its design is such that the specific prong of the plug fills a specific hole of the socket. Hence these types of NEMA plugs have two flat pins ​ ​of ​ ​unequal ​ ​length. Classification The main classification of NEMA devices includes straight blade and locking. In the household consumer goods consisting of electrical appliances Straight blade is evident. The locking NEMA ​ ​power ​ ​cord ​ ​is ​ ​in ​ ​use ​ ​for ​ ​the ​ ​major ​ ​industrial ​ ​applications. Straight blade has a design such that detaches it swiftly and the latter has a design such that it does not detach easily from the receptacle. A receptacle is a device mounted on an electrical appliance ​ ​where ​ ​the ​ ​external ​ ​power ​ ​cord ​ ​attaches. ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​ ​3 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​https://www.sfcable.com/

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The curve blade of the locking ​type of NEMA cord allows the plug to entwine and lock into the receptacle. The letter L preceding ​ ​the ​ ​NEMA ​ ​code ​ ​identifies ​ ​the ​ ​locking ​ ​conductor. ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​ ​4 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​https://www.sfcable.com/

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