IEC Connectors

IEC Connectors are used as power couplers for electrical appliances. IEC refers to the set of standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission, ensuring that the power cords for appliances conform to a standardized set of safety requirements for appliances not exceeding a 250 V ac voltage or 16 A rated current.
For everything to domestic kitchen equipment to computer hardware in office environments, the IEC connector is available in different sizes and shapes to accommodate the current, temperature and earthing requirements of different appliances.

IEC Types:
  • C1/C2- Used for small electrical appliances such as electric trimmers or shavers.
  • C5/C6- Known as a clover leaf, this power connector is used in smaller electrical appliances such as projectors.
  • C7/C8- The figure-eight connector is commonly used in personal stereo systems and some older laptop models.
  • C13/C14- This connector is used for larger electrical appliances, such as kitchen appliances, instrumentation amplifiers and computer hard drives.
  • C15/C16- This connector is often referred to as a kettle lead due to its use in powering electric kettles. They are well suited to this task due to their designation as a ’hot condition’ coupler, and having a high temperature rating
  • C15A/C16A- Is similar to the C15 and C16, but is rated for a higher temperature.
  • C17/C18- Is an unearthed power connector that is used in audio applications when audio quality is a concern.
  • C19/C20- Is a power connector for high current applications, such as uninterruptible power supplies or power distribution units.

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Description Price IEC Connector Type Mounting Type Gender Current Rating Body Orientation Termination Method Switch Type Number of Fuses Voltage Rating Rewireable Fuse Size Maximum Cable Diameter Shuttered Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 776-9113
BrandRS PRO
£1.84
Each
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C14 Cable Mount Male 10A Straight Screw None None 250 V ac Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9122
BrandRS PRO
£2.09
Each
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C13 Cable Mount Female 10A Straight Screw None None 250 V ac Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 488-191A
BrandRS PRO
£1.436
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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C14 Panel Mount Male 10A Straight Solder, Spade None - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 488-191
BrandRS PRO
£3.40
Each
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C14 Panel Mount Male 10A Straight Solder, Spade None - 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9125
BrandRS PRO
£2.80
Each
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C20 Cable Mount Male 16A Straight Screw None None 250 V ac Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9129
BrandRS PRO
£2.57
Each
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C19 Cable Mount Female 16A Straight Screw None None 250 V ac Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7207
BrandRS PRO
£0.69
Each
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C14 Panel Mount Male 10 A, 15 A Straight Solder None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7193
BrandRS PRO
£0.89
Each
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C13 Screw Mount Female 10 A, 15 A Straight Solder/Faston None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9131
BrandRS PRO
£0.97
Each
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C14 Snap-In Male 10 A, 15 A Straight Solder None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9135
BrandRS PRO
£0.69
Each
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C20 Panel Mount Male 20A Straight Solder/Faston None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7216
BrandRS PRO
£1.70
Each
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C14 Snap-In Male 6A Straight Solder/Faston 2 Pole 1 250 V ac - 5 x 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7204
BrandRS PRO
£1.42
Each
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C14 Snap-In Male 10A Straight Solder/Faston None 1 250 V ac - 5 x 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7213
BrandRS PRO
£1.69
Each
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C14 Screw Mount Male 10A Straight Solder/Faston None 1 250 V ac - 5 x 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9138
BrandRS PRO
£0.73
Each
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C13 Snap-In Female 15A Straight Solder/Faston None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 776-9144
BrandRS PRO
£1.02
Each
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C19 Panel Mount Female 20A Straight Solder/Faston None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7197
BrandRS PRO
£2.58
Each
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C13 Snap-In Female 10 A, 20 A Straight Solder/Faston None None 250 V ac - - - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7235
BrandRS PRO
£1.67
Each
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C14 Screw Mount Male 10A Straight Solder/Faston None 2 250 V ac - 5 x 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7222
BrandRS PRO
£1.70
Each
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C14 Snap-In Male 6A Straight Solder/Faston 2 Pole 1 250 V ac - 5 x 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7226
BrandRS PRO
£1.70
Each
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C14 Snap-In Male 6A Straight Solder/Faston 2 Pole 1 250 V ac - 5 x 20mm - - -
RS Stock No. 811-7238
BrandRS PRO
£1.84
Each
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C20 Snap-In Male 16 A, 20 A Straight Solder/Faston None None 250 V ac - - - - -
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