You might have purchased a C13 power cord and have no idea how to use it. Luckily, the Youtube video “How It Works – IEC Lock C13 Connector” has a demonstration detailing how it should go and how it’ll look in the end.
Let’s find out more!
One of the best aspects of the C13 power cord is that it comes with a built-in lock system, meaning that any kind of disconnection is almost impossible unless someone does it on purpose. You just need to place the ends correctly wherever you need this cord and once you have everything set up, you can begin locking it.
There’s a little red switch at the top, that you’ll need to push to the side once you’re ready. This will push the internal latch and clamp it to the Earth pin, preventing any disconnection from pulling or vibration. However, it’s still easy to remove once you switch the latch to the other side. Another great aspect is that you can see this lock mechanism in other inlets and guards which will prevent problems with your computer, PDUs, network devices, and more.
You can watch the rest of the video for the full details of a C13 power cord.