Our IEC C15A line socket is a super hot condition connector, rated at 155°C and 10amps. This product is very similar to IEC C13 connector which looks similar but does not have the notch and ridge line. The IEC C15A connector has been specially designed for use with high temperature appliances, including stage lighting devices, industrial equipment, and catering products.
The IEC C15A connector is rated at 120°C and at 10amps whereas the IEC C15 connector is only rated at 120°C. The most important feature of the IEC C15A kettle connector is the ridge over the Earth connection along with the notch taken out the bottom, this is for your safety. IEC C15A connector’s are designed to fit into the IEC C16A male, the whole idea of this notch and ridge is so you can’t put an IEC C15 into the IEC C16A which could melt the IEC C15 connector due to the difference in operating temperature and obviously cause a major fire hazard.
All of the above mentioned connectors we have in stock or available in short order as either a rewireable connector or as a moulded lead.
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