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Cord Sets

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of cord set manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source cord set manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate cord set companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer cord set for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading cord set manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for quick connect cord sets, remote cord sets, or cord set assemblies.

  • Livermore, CA 800-669-8090

    If Quail Electronics doesn’t have the product you need in their extensive line, they are prepared to custom create the perfect part for you. Their talented staff of engineers can get you the exact product you need to meet all your unique requirements. Their products, including cord sets, are cost-effective and of the highest levels of quality. Call Quail Electronics today.

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  • Oskaloosa, IA 641-673-5000

    All of our power cords are tested and stand up to rigorous demands of everyday application. We serve a global market including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and of course the United States. We offer a variety of power cords for your choosing convenience. There is no minimum order quantity that you have to follow when you do business with us, and all of our products are made in our Iowa factory in the United States. Call today for more info!

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  • Joliet, IL 800-683-7228

    United Universal Industries is a leader in supplying customers with the cord sets and other products they need. They have developed capabilities to the unique needs of customers by fine-tuning their facility, equipment and customer support efforts. For a company that will do all it can to exceed your expectations by handling quotes within one day and accommodating all requirements, call UUI.

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  • 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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  • Chino, CA 888-871-7224

    Voltec Power & Lighting is a manufacturer of appliance cord sets, electronic cord sets, interconnects, power supply cords and custom molded cable assemblies for the OEM markets. We are ISO 2002 registered. No matter what your industry or application, Voltec has the power supply for you.

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Cord Sets Industry Information

Cord Sets

Cord sets, like power cords, or extension cords, are a means of connecting the main power supply to a piece of electrical equipment or appliance. Cord sets are detachable from both the power supply and the electrical equipment, and consist of a flexible cord with electrical connectors at either end. One end of the cord set is attached to a molded electrical plug; the other is typically a molded electrical receptacle to prevent the possibility of having an exposed live prong or pin, which would cause electric shock.

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Cord Set Design

Cord sets are tools used for the conduction of electricity. They involve a conductor, typically a material such as copper, insulative material, and a protective jacket or covering to protect the conductive wire. Other components of a cord set might include: electrical fuses to prevent surges in voltage, a current leak detection component, a method of checking voltage and in sensitive equipment, and a protective material minimizing the effects of electromagnetic energy.

Applications for Cord Sets

Cord sets are utilized in a wide variety of applications wherever electrical equipment and appliances are in use, including retail, commercial, industrial and residential. Most cord sets use AC power, meaning they conduct electrical power in the form of an alternating current that periodically reverses the direction of flow. Extension cords are longer cord sets that allow for the provision of electrical supply up to hundreds of feet away from the main power source for appliances such as electrical power tools, lighting and sound equipment, etc.

Standards and Safety for Power Cords

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is responsible for setting manufacturing and product quality standards for North American cord sets, electrical plugs, cord voltage capabilities, and receptacle configurations to ensure the safety of the operator. International standards apply to the different types of electrical cord components found in other countries, which use different voltages and electrical plug configurations. As with any components involved with the transferal of electrical energy, there are risks and dangers to using cord sets. Personal injury, death, or property damage could result from the deterioration, damage, or misuse of electrical appliances and components, and there are important safety considerations to be looked at. Polarization and grounding are especially important for certain higher voltage appliances and for electrical equipment with a higher risk of causing a shock when live. Polarization of plugs at the end of cord sets ensures that the piece of equipment is connected to the neutral, or grounded, side of the circuit. Sensitive electrical equipment should only be used with polarized or grounded cord sets.



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Quail Electronics Provides OEM Products for Industrial Use

December, 2012— Quail Electronics, Inc. is a world leader in OEM power cord supplies for domestic and international companies. Quail Electronics offers exclusive OEM products for a variety of industries. They focus primarily on power codes, power strips and adapters for international and domestic use. The main line of products that Quail Electronics offers includes North American power cords, international power cords, high voltage cords, bulk wire, cable retention, hospital grade cords, jumper cords, automotive cords, and much more. Quail Electronics is committed to providing the highest level of quality... Read More About This