Electric Cords

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  • Livermore, CA

    When it comes to electric cords we offer our products broken down into a couple different sections. We feature two conductors and three conductors, which have two and three prongs respectively. If you cannot find what you need on our website we offer a section of our website where you are able to design your own cord so we are able to make the product that will fit you perfectly! To learn more visit our website or call us today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Campbell, CA

    Electric cords are our specialty! We offer the widest selection of electric cords anywhere. We offer cords from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Italy, Australia, and of course the United States. We are able to bring to you what you need where you need it. Our staff has been formally trained in providing the highest levels of customer services available. Send a letter to our representatives or check out our website for more details today!

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  • Joliet, IL

    We offer a wide variety of electric cords, including a range of international styles. We have made it our mission to make our products affordable and to deliver them to you with a quick turn around time. Our staff will be able to find a product that will perfectly fit your requirements. Our cords are applied to such industries as medical, and industrial. To learn more visit our website for more information or send us an email today!

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  • Oskaloosa, IA

    Designing for export? We make it easy! Interpower Corporation has a variety of international and North American electric cords in stock, and just a 1-week manufacturing lead time on nonstock items. Interpower Corporation offers value-added options including: custom lengths, labeling, and packaging, a variety of colors, and more. 100% of our products are tested. No minimum order requirements!

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  • Minneapolis, MN

    Cord-Sets takes pride in its solid reputation as a top quality electric cord manufacturer. We will assist you in finding the right end configurations and voltage that fits your application for a cord set, electric cord, or hospital grade power cord, electrical plug, NEMA power cord, extension cord. Four decades of experience ensures an excellent product delivered efficiently and priced right.

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Electric Cords United Universal Industries, Inc. proficiently manufactures any type of electric cord to meet the unique needs of our customers. Our teams can handle the most complex delivery requirements and our high quality solutions are pre-tested to guarantee longevity. We support our customers long after the sale and our highly trained engineers can manufacture electric cords in a full spectrum of international styles. Read More...... Read More

Cord Options for Those That Might Forget

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Electric Cords

Electric cords are used to enable the transfer of electrical energy by connecting a piece of electrical equipment or appliances to a main power source. At the heart of every electric cord is a conducting medium, which is typically copper. The conducting medium is surrounded by an insulating material and a protective jacket. According to the desired use and application, electric cords can vary in size and length.

Any piece of electrical equipment that requires connection to a power source—such as machinery, domestic appliances, and computers—utilizes an electric cord. The use of these electric cords can be found in numerous industries, such as electronics, food processing, commercial, and retail. There is a wide variety of uses for electrical cords due to the variety of capabilities and lengths in which they can be fabricated. Electric cords are usually flexible, although there are some varieties that are made to be semi-rigid. At each end of the electric cord, there is an electrical plug. The plug that features a set of prongs that connect to a receptacle is known as a male, while the electrical receptacle is referred to as the female. Type A plugs are the types of plugs that are used the most frequently, and they feature two prongs or conducting blades. Type B plugs have an additional third prong which serves as a grounding mechanism.

In order for the cord to successfully and safely transfer electrical energy between the power source and the appliance, the connection between the plug and the receptacle must be fitted. Electrical receptacles, or females, can be fabricated from insulating materials such as nickel, silver, galvanized steel, or plastic. Most receptacles run on a standard 120-volt system, but for electrical equipment such as industrial machinery that requires a higher voltage, heavy duty 240-volt receptacles are available. Some receptacles come with an additional slot known as a grounding hole, which is implemented for polarization purposes.

There are some instances where it is either recommended or necessary for an electric cord be used for multiple pieces of equipment. Therefore, cord splitters are available to make this possible. Cord splitters allow for the plugging in of two or more pieces of equipment into a single receptacle. There are numerous types of cord splitters that accommodate for cords of varying wire sizes and voltage levels. However, acquiring the wrong type of cord can result in decreased performance in the equipment. Thus, it is important to consult with a cord manufacturer to ensure that you find a splitter that is suitable.

There are quite a few factors to take into consideration when deciding which electric cord is appropriate for a certain application. When manufacturers fabricate electric cords, they take certain specifications into account, including cable temperatures, jacket materials, wire shape, wire size, cord length, current rating, voltage rating, and the type of plugs and electrical receptacles. Because the component involves the transfer of electrical energy, one must take safety measures in handling the equipment. Misuse or deterioration of the equipment can pose a safety hazard and potentially lead to property damage, injury, or death. The standards for configuration and voltage capacity in North America is set by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, or NEMA. Other countries around the world have their own systems of voltage and configuration standards for their plugs, which is why people who are traveling and are planning to bring electrical devices and cords from their own country must bring electrical plug adapters. Fortunately, there are numerous electric cord manufacturers who supply international cords and adapters in order to accommodate for those who are abroad. Additional measures that must be taken are the upkeep of both cords and sockets. In settings such as residences and manufacturing and industrial facilities, electrical cords are used extensively. Deterioration in cords and receptacles are most commonly caused by frequent usage. Therefore, the use of high-quality materials and strict maintenance and upkeep of your electrical cords is essential in reducing safety risks in the workplace or home.

The NEMA system as well as other international sets of standards assist in maintaining consistency in fabricating electric cords, and minimize the risk of quality-related malfunctions. Polarizing an electric plug greatly reduces the risk of electric shock or electrocution for anyone handling the piece of equipment, and is achieved by separating the positive charge from the negative charge within the cord. In a polarized plug, the structure of the plug’s prongs permit only one way for the plug to connect to the socket. This ensures that the piece of equipment is connected to the side of the circuit that is neutral, or grounded. Polarized or grounding-type electric cords are essential for sensitive electrical products and equipment.