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What is a right angle cord?

What is a right angle cord?

This universal right-angled power cord is ideal for tight areas and will plug into PCs, monitors, scanners, printers and other devices that use the 3-pin shroud power connector. The female connector plugs directly into the device while the male connector plugs into a standard outlet.

What is a right angle electrical plug?

The right angle plug allows you to plug in your power cord and application closer to walls without bending or damaging cords. The plug allows for flexibility in where your cords are directed with 8 different termination positions in 45° intervals.

What is a power cord called?

A power cord, line cord, or mains cable is an electrical cable that temporarily connects an appliance to the mains electricity supply via a wall socket or extension cord. The terms power cable, mains lead, flex or kettle lead are also used.

How do I choose the right power cord?

When selecting a power cable for your unique application, its intended use should always be top of mind. Other key considerations include end finishing, cord set put-up, insulation material, conduction material, wire gauge, voltage, temperature range, cord shielding, and finishing requirements.

What is an angled plug?

An angled plug can minimize the space between the two. Different angles of plugs allow choices as to how a cord can be plugged into a power source. Examples of where using an angled plug may be beneficial include: Equipment located at an angle from the power source with a need for the cord set to plug in at an angle.

What is a rotating plug?

The rotating plug works because conductivity is set on multiple plates. The rotating motion occurs not from the entire plug, but the plates that are stacked upon each other. This way, the rotating plug can guarantee a seamless transfer of electricity no matter the position!

What is a standard power plug called?

There are two types of domestic wall outlets in use in the US, Canada, Japan and Central America: the ungrounded type A (NEMA 1-15) and the grounded type B (NEMA 5-15).

What are the types of power cord?

Below is a short glossary of some of the different codes you will find:

  • S – Service Grade. This means the cord is 600-volt rated.
  • SJ – Junior Service. Meaning 300-Volt rated.
  • T – Thermoplastic. The wire is coated in PVC.
  • P – Parallel.
  • O – Oil-Resistant.
  • W – Weather-Resistant.
  • V – Vacuum Type.

How do I know if my charger is compatible?

Any AC adapter is considered compatible with any device if it has all the following traits:

  1. The voltage of the adapter has to be identical.
  2. The amperage (amps) of the adapter has to be equal or greater than the device.
  3. The polarity of the adapter has to be identical.

Can I use a 5V 3a charger with a 5V 1A device?

Yes, it is absolutely safe to charge a device with a charger that has more current capacity than needed. Since the voltage is held constant (5V), the only factor that determines current draw is the load (another term for resistance) the device places on the charger.

How do you identify a right angle?

To identify a right angle, place a ruler or set-square in the corner of the angle and see if the sides line up. If the angle doesn’t line up with the sides of the ruler or the set square then it is not a right angle. We draw a square in the corner of the angle to show that it is a right angle.

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