AC Power Cords

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Serving industries such as commercial, retail, industrial, residential, electronics, and entertainment, AC power cords are used with applications like electrical power tools, lighting, household appliances, musical instruments, shop equipment, and numerous personal uses. AC power cord manufacturers and AC power cable suppliers offer all kinds of AC power cord options to accommodate this broad range of applications. Read Moreā€¦

>AC Power Cords AC power cords are detachable means of supplying alternating currents of electrical energy from a main power source to electrical equipment or appliances.

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Livermore, CA  |  800-669-8090

Our customers find we have the highest standards when it comes to quality, and delivery. Quail Electronics is a worldwide power cord supplier, offering power cords and various other products. Our products are used worldwide across every industry there is. Offering same day shipping, competitive pricing, low $50 minimum and a large array of products in stock, contact Quail.

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Campbell, CA  |  888-788-4884, 408-871-7928

Signal and Power Delivery Systems, Inc. is a true power cord factory producing more than two million cords monthly. They provide in-house wire extrusion and connector production to assure the best price, quality and unmatched lead times.

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Joliet, IL  |  800-683-7228

United Universal Industries is a leading supplier and manufacturer of various power cords, wiring harnesses and special molded products for a wide range of industries and markets. All products are 100% compliant. Family owned and operated, United Universal Industry has been providing their loyal customers with personal service and quality products for over thirty years.

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United Universal Industries, Inc. $$$

Lancaster, PA  |  800-818-4916

Our plug adapters are guaranteed to bring you a lifetime of value. Our staff is committed to bringing you only the most reliable products that are available. We will find solutions for your cord needs regardless of how difficult the job may be. We have experienced technicians on hand in order to help you find the perfect product for you! All of our products go through rigorous testing before being shipped to you. Contact us today for more information.

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New Brunswick, NJ  |  732-249-2656

MEGA is a leading supplier of cordsets, appliance cord sets, electronic cord sets, electric plugs, electric receptacles and power supply cords. MEGA was founded to provide one source for all the components you need to bring power from the wall to your product for customers anywhere in the world.

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AC power cords use alternating currents of electrical energy, movements, or flows in which electric charges periodically reverse direction. This movement of energy transmits energy from a power supply source to equipment through a connecting cord.

The connecting cord itself is a cable assembly comprised of a conducting medium, typically copper, surrounded by cord covers, insulating material and an outer polymer or rubber jacket which protects the wire. AC power cords consist of a flexible cord with electrical plugs at each end, one male and one female.

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Most power cords are AC power cords, and there are many different possible types and voltages, depending on the country. NEMA power cords are the standard for North American electrical plugs, cord voltage capacities, and electrical receptacle configuration. The two most commonly used NEMA plug types are Type A, which have two conducting blades or prongs, and Type B, which have an additional third grounding rod. Other regions throughout the world have alternate standards to which international power cords and cord sets adhere.

Manufacturers of AC power cords follow various specifications in their construction, including voltage rating, current rating, wire shape and size, length and jacket material as well as the type of molded plug and female connector. The female connector attaches to the appliance or electrical equipment. The male plug connects to the electrical receptacle, electrical outlet or power supply.

Since many countries use different voltage and frequencies in their AC power, AC power cords must fit those standards in order to perform correctly. There are AC plug types A through M and the types can break down into further categories depending on slight variations.

As with any component that handles the transfer of electrical energy, there are important safety considerations to be taken into account. Grounding, or polarization, is especially important for certain higher voltage appliances and electrical equipment that could have a higher risk of shock when live. Polarization of an electric plug ensures that the equipment is connected to the neutral, or grounded, side of the circuit, and reduces the risk of potential electric shock to anyone handling the equipment. Sensitive electrical equipment and products should only be used with polarized or grounding type AC power cords.

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