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Introducing Interpower C14, C16,
and C18 Snap-In Inlets

September 2017
Interpower® is pleased to announce it has added to its IEC 60320 inlet product line as it is now manufacturing in its Iowa facility its own C14, C16, and C18 snap-in inlets designed for 2.0mm and 3.0mm panel thicknesses.

All of these snap-in inlets are rated 10A/250VAC international and 15A/250VAC North American, have QD and solder tab options, and fit a 20 x 27.5mm cutout. They carry VDE and cURus approvals and are RoHS compliant.

The Interpower C14 snap-in inlet is now available in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0mm panel thickness. It is rated up to 70°C and can be used in an application that requires connection to a C13 connector.

The Interpower C16 snap-in inlet is now available in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0mm panel thickness. It is rated for “hot” conditions (up to 120°C) and can be used in an application that requires connection to a C15 connector.

The Interpower C18 snap-in inlet is now available in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 3.0mm panel thickness. It is rated up to 70°C and can be used in an application that does not require a provision for grounding and requires a connection to a C17 connector.

Interpower has no minimum order or dollar requirements, offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products, same day shipping on in-stock products, plus lock in your price with blanket or scheduled orders. Interpower also offers value-added services, along with free technical support.

New Interpower NEMA 1-15 Power Cords and Cord Set

August 2017
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing power cords with polarized and non-polarized NEMA 1-15 plugs and a cord set with a non-polarized NEMA 1-15 plug and an IEC 60320 C7 connector.

The following power cords are now available from stock:

The following cord set is now available from stock:

Interpower has no minimum order or dollar requirements, offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock products, plus blanket and scheduled orders are available. Interpower also offers value-added and custom services, along with free technical support.

Interpower is Now Manufacturing a UK Class II Power Cord and Cord Set

July 2017
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing a United Kingdom Class II power cord and cord set in its Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of customizable international products.

Two standard assemblies are being added to the Interpower product line—a UK Class II power cord and a UK Class II cord set. By manufacturing these cords in Iowa, Interpower can offer custom options, such as custom lengths and color. These assemblies utilize a BS 1363/A plug on 0.75mm2 H05VV-F cable. The cord set has an IEC 60320 C7 connector.

The Interpower part number for the 2.5A power cord is 86243010 and for the 2.5A cord set, 86243030.

Interpower has no minimum order or dollar requirements, offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock products, plus lock in a price with a blanket or scheduled order. Interpower also offers value-added and custom services, along with free technical support.

Interpower Announces Red Hospital‑Grade Danish Cords

February 2017
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing red Danish hospital-grade cord sets in its Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of customizable international products.

Red is the preferred color for select medical facilities in Denmark for hospital-grade cord sets. The Interpower manufactured Danish cord set (part number 86281160) consists of a Danish hospital-grade plug and a straight IEC 60320 C13 connector with H05VV-F 1.00mm2 cable—all in red.

Custom options include power cords, custom lengths, straight and angled IEC 60320 C13 and C19 connectors, all in a wide range of colors.

Interpower C16 and C18 Snap-In Inlets

Interpower C16 and C18 InletsJanuary 2017
Interpower® is pleased to announce it is now manufacturing its own IEC 60320 C16 and C18 snap-in inlets at its Iowa facility.

These snap-in inlets are rated 10A/250VAC international and 15A/250VAC North American. They can be used in applications that require an IEC 60320 C16 inlet to connect to a C15 connector or a C18 inlet to connect to a C17 connector.

The C16 snap-in inlets for 1.0mm and 1.5mm thick panels have QD and solder tab options. They are rated for “hot” conditions (up to 120°C). They carry VDE and cURus approvals and are RoHS compliant.

The C18 snap-in inlets for 1.0mm and 1.5mm thick panels have QD and solder tab options.  They are rated up to 70°CF. They carry VDE and cURus approvals and are RoHS compliant.

All of the Interpower C14, C16, and C18 snap-in inlets fit a 20 x 27.5mm cutout.

Interpower has no minimum order requirements, offers same day shipping on in-stock products, and a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products. Value-added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

Interpower Announces New Argentina Plug, Connector, and Socket

Interpower C16 and C18 InletsDecember 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce it is expanding its current product line of plugs and sockets by offering an Argentina plug, in-line connector, and panel-mount socket.

The single-phase plug type is IRAM 2073 and the socket type is IRAM 2086 with a current rating of 10A and a voltage rating of 250VAC. All have the IRAM (Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación) approvals IRAM

The Interpower part number for the 10A Argentina plug is 88040270 (www.interpower.com/cgi-bin/ic.cgi/p80form.p?w_part=88040270). The part number for the 10A Argentina in-line connector is 88040280 (www.interpower.com/cgi-bin/ic.cgi/p80form.p?w_part=88040280). And the part number for the 10A Argentina panel-mount socket is 88040290 (http://www.interpower.com/cgi-bin/ic.cgi/p80form.p?w_part=88040290).

Interpower has no minimum orders and offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock products. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

Interpower Announces Two New Brazil Sockets

Interpower C16 and C18 InletsNovember 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce it is expanding its current product line of sockets by offering Brazil surface-mount sockets.

The single-phase socket types are NBR 14136. They have a voltage rating of 250VAC and a current rating of either 10A or 20A.  The sockets have the Inmetro approval.

The Interpower part number for the 10A Brazil surface-mount socket is 88040330 (www.interpower.com/cgi-bin/ic.cgi/p80form.p?w_part=88040330). The Interpower part number for the 20A Brazil surface-mount socket is 88010340 (http://www.interpower.com/cgi-bin/ic.cgi/p80form.p?w_part=88040340).

Interpower has no minimum orders and offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock products. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

Interpower Europlug Power Cords and Cord Sets

October 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce it is expanding its current line of customizable international cords by manufacturing its own Europlug 2.5A power cords and cord sets in its Iowa, U.S.A. facilities.

Four standard assemblies have been added to the Interpower product line—two power cords and two cord sets utilizing a C7 connector. By manufacturing these cords in Iowa, Interpower can also offer custom options, such as custom cord lengths, color options, custom labeling and packaging.

Interpower offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products, same day shipping on in-stock products, and no minimum order requirements. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

Interpower C16 and C18 Inlets

Interpower C16 and C18 InletsSeptember 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce it is now manufacturing its own IEC 60320 C16 and C18 screw-mount inlets at its Iowa facility.

These screw-mount inlets are rated 250VAC 10A international and 250VAC 15A North American. They can be used in applications that require an IEC 60320 C16 inlet to connect to a C15 connector or a C18 inlet to connect to a C17 connector.

The C16 and C18 screw-mount inlets have QD and solder tab options. They carry VDE and cURus approvals and are RoHS compliant.

Recently, Interpower also introduced the C14 screw-mount inlets. All of these screw-mount inlets—C14, C16, and C18—fit the same panel cut-out.

Interpower has no minimum order requirements, offers same day shipping on in-stock products and a
1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

Interpower International Colored Cable

August 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing its own international cable in white, gray, and orange in its Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of Interpower manufactured cable.

The Interpower international cable is available in the following sizes and colors:

3 x 0.75mm2—gray, orange
3 x 1.00mm2—white, gray, orange
3 x 1.50mm2—white, gray

The wiring code is brown, blue, and green-yellow with a fixed operating temperature of -40°C to 70°C. Each cable size carries several safety agency approvals.

Interpower offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock Interpower products with no minimum order requirements. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

Interpower Has Expanded Its Current Cable Line with North American White Cable

August 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now
manufacturing its own North American white cable in its
Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of
Interpower manufactured cable.

The cable is UL listed and CSA certified. The fixed operating temperature is -40° to 105°C.

Interpower offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on
non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on
in-stock Interpower products with no minimum order
requirements. Value added and custom services are available
along with free technical support.

Interpower is Expanding Its Current Product Line with Korean 16A Power Cords and Cord Sets

July 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing its own Korean power cords and cord sets in its Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of customizable international cords. 

Four standard assemblies with a new Korean 16A plug have been added to the Interpower product line—two power cords and two cord sets. By manufacturing these cords in Iowa, Interpower can also offer custom options, such as custom cord lengths, custom stripping and color.

Korean approval will be on the plug, cable, and connector for cord sets (plug and cable for power cords). The power cords and cord sets are available with either a straight or an angled plug. Cable sizes available include 0.75mm2, 1.00 mm2, and 1.50mm2. The cord sets utilize an IEC 60320 C13 straight connector.

Interpower offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock products with no minimum order requirements. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

For questions or for more information, such as drawings, sample, or test documents, please e-mail sales@interpower.com (United States) or uk@interpower.com (United Kingdom) or contact Customer Service in the United States at (800) 662-2290 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0) 1908 295300.

INTERPOWER IS EXPANDING ITS CURRENT PRODUCT LINE WITH JAPANESE 15A POWER CORDS AND CORD SETS

June 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce that it is now manufacturing its own Japanese 15A power cords and cord sets in its Iowa, U.S.A. facilities, expanding the current line of customizable international cords. 

Six standard assemblies with a new Japanese 15A plug have been added to the Interpower product line— five cord sets plus a power cord. By manufacturing these cord sets in Iowa, Interpower can also offer custom options, such as custom cord lengths, five IEC 60320 C13 connector styles, or custom stripping and color.

Traditionally, Japanese power cords and cord sets have been sourced from overseas cord manufacturers and carried by domestic distributors in a select few common sizes and configurations.  This has made it difficult for OEM manufacturers to obtain less common configurations, lengths, and colors that they desire for their applications.  Often, very large minimum orders and extensive lead-times were the norm for obtaining the needed assemblies, limiting the feasibility of obtaining many such items.  Interpower’s ability to provide custom lengths and various configurations will now make this much easier for OEMs to source the items they need. With a 
1-week lead-time at Interpower, long lead-times are eliminated and 
there are no minimum order requirements.

<PS>E Japanese approval will be on the plug, cable, and connector for cord sets (plug and cable for power cords). All of the cord sets will utilize an IEC 60320 C13 connector.

Interpower offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock Interpower products with no minimum order requirements. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

For questions or for more information such as drawings, samples, or test documents, please e-mailsales@interpower.com (United States) or uk@interpower.com (United Kingdom) or contact Customer Service in the United States at (800) 662-2290 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1908 295300.

Interpower Completes Its NEMA Socket Series Product Line

May 2016
Interpower® is pleased to announce that the complete series of NEMA 5-15, 5-20,  6-15, and 6-20 snap-in and screw-mount sockets are now available. The most recent addition of the 6-15 and 6-20 sockets completes an Interpower nine series product line which includes both snap-in and screw-mount sockets with four different configurations available for each one. Options include QD and solder tabs with or without wire binding screws.

The NEMA 5-15 socket is the only snap-in socket that has two different size face plates. The small face plate (8821 series) is 26.9 x 32mm in size and the large one (8822 series) is 37.27 x 31.99mm. The rest of the snap-in sockets utilize the large face plate size. The screw-mount sockets have a common panel cutout dimension.

Current Ratings for the Sockets Include:

For a complete listing of the NEMA 5-15, 5-20, 6-15, and 6-20 sockets product line, see our North American NEMA Configurations product page, or contact Customer Service.

Interpower offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products and same day shipping on in-stock Interpower products with no minimum order requirements. Value added and custom services are available along with free technical support.

For questions or for more information such as drawings, samples, or test documents, please e-mail sales@interpower.com (United States) or uk@interpower.com (United Kingdom) or contact Customer Service in the United States at (800) 662-2290 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1908 295300.

New SANS 164-2 South Africa Configuration

SANS 164-2 South Africa PlugJuly 2015
Interpower® Group of Companies is pleased to announce it has expanded its cord set and power cord product lines with the preferred configuration of the SANS 164-2 South Africa plug.

Two new power cords and three new cord sets are being added to the product line. These have a SANS 164-2 South Africa 16A plug with the international wiring code (green/yellow, light blue, brown) on H05VVF cable. Interpower has a test report from SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) approving the plug.

The SANS 164-2 standard is the preferred configuration for new installations in South Africa. Currently, the most common plug and socket used in South Africa is the SANS 164-1. At this time, the new standard is not mandatory, only preferred. Interpower will continue to carry the existing SANS 164-1 South Africa plug configurations.

For questions or for more information such as drawings, samples, or test documents, please e-mail sales@interpower.com (United States) or uk@interpower.com (United Kingdom) or contact Customer Service in the United States at (800) 662-2290 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1908 295300.

Serial Numbers Can Be Provided On Medical Cords

Unique Device Identification SystemInterpower® is pleased to announce that it can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the UDI (Unique Device Identification) System, a new process being mandated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Increasing concerns about product recalls, counterfeit devices, and patient safety has led the FDA to start an UDI System in regards to most medical devices. The UDI is a unique numeric or alphanumeric code which includes a uniform list of product identifiers. Currently identification methods are fragmented and it’s sometimes difficult to trace the original product back to the manufacturer.

The FDA’s Unique Device Identification System Final Rule was issued in September 2013. As with many new laws, there are several different compliance dates, depending on the type of medical device—whether it’s a Class III, II or I. For a complete list of compliance dates, check out the FDA website.

There are three steps to take to be in compliance:

  1. Create and assign the UDI.
  2. Choose the right labeling software to label the products with the UDI.
  3. Submit and store the UDI in the GUDID.

While medical cords are not classified as a medical device by the FDA, at Interpower we can provide serial numbers on medical cords per your specific requirements.

For questions or for more information such as drawings, samples, or test documents, please e-mail sales@interpower.com (United States) or uk@interpower.com (United Kingdom) or contact Customer Service in the United States at (800) 662-2290 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1908 295300.