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A plug-retention safeguard for power cords

09 May 2012

The V-Lock system from Schurter prevents unintentional unplugging of power cords on equipment. A variety of power sockets, power entry modules (PEMs) and numerous country-specific power cords can be supplied as part of this system. Also available are power cords with V-Lock that conform to the 'American Hospital Grade'. Extraction force is at least 200N.

V-Lock guarantees a power cord cannot be pulled out of a piece of equipment. With this system, the power socket is equipped with a pin that interlocks with a special notch in the plug on the power cord. The lock is released by pressing a finger on the disengaging lever. V-Lock is easily identified from conventional power plug/socket systems, thanks to its bright yellow colour.

The V-Lock locking system can be integrated into power couplings in compliance with IEC 60320 for 10A and 16A rated circuits. The system is fully self contained and requires no additional device or adaptation in order to assemble and function.

V-Lock is particularly relevant to medical equipment, laboratory and analysis instruments, telecom and IT equipment, power outlet strips or equipment in TV or radio studios. It is available with black or white cables, plugs and sockets.

For medical equipment, Schurter offers PEMs with medical filter and fuse holder, and increased shock protection.

 


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