There are many different types of power cables used with TVs and Computers, in this brief guide we show some of the more common power leads.
C13 Power Cables (Kettle Leads)
Sometimes referred to as a kettle power lead the C13 connector has 3 pins, often found on PCs and TVs.
C15 Power Cables (Hot Condition)
The C15 is very similar to the C13 connector but has a groove between the 2 pins, this is known as a hot condition connector. Rated for higher temperatures than the C13.
C5 Cloverleaf Power Cables
The cloverleaf C5 power cable has a 3 pin connector, sometimes called a Mickey Mouse plug. The Cloverleaf connector is often found on laptop power supplies and more recently has appeared on LG televisions.
C7 Figure 8 Power Leads
The C7 figure 8 power lead is a 2 pin power cable, when viewed end on it looks like a number 8. Often found on small electrical appliances like radios and CD players.
C13 to C14 Power Extension Cables
Used to extend an IEC C13 power cable.
C13 to C15 Power Adapter Leads
Converts an IEC C13 cold type power cable to an IEC C15 hot type power cable.
IEC C19 Power Cables
The C19 power cable is used in higher current applications such as power PDUs in data centres, it is an industrial type connector, larger than the C13 and C15.
Schuko Euro Power Cables
One of the most common plugs found on mainland Europe is the Schuko connector, used in France Germany and many other European countries.
US Power Cables
US Power cables have 2 rectangular prongs, rated for a lower voltage than European leads due the United States using 120V.