Cord sets – like power cords or extension cords – are a means of connecting a main power supply to a piece of electrical equipment or appliance. Cord sets are detachable from both the power supply and the electrical equipment. They consist of a flexible cord with electrical connectors at either end. One end of the cord set is attached to a molded electrical plug; the other is typically a molded electrical receptacle to prevent the possibility of having an exposed live prong or pin which would cause electric shock.
Cord sets are tools used for the conduction of electricity:
- They involve a conductor, typically a material such as copper, insulative material and a protective jacket or covering to protect the conductive wire.
- Other components of a cord set might include:
- electrical fuses to prevent against surges in voltage
- a current leak detection component
- a method of checking voltage and in sensitive equipment
- a protective material minimizing the effects of electromagnetic energy.
Cord sets are utilized in a wide variety of applications wherever electrical equipment and appliances are in use. This includes retail, commercial, industrial and residential use. Most cord sets use AC power: they conduct electrical power in the form of an alternating current that periodically reverses direction of flow. Extension cords are longer cord sets that allow for the provision of electrical supply up to hundreds of feet away from a main power source for appliances such as electrical power tools, lighting and sound equipment etc.
United Universal supplies a variety of molded and attachment type power cords. Additionally we have a wide range of international style, as well as specialty items such as retractable (coil) cords and in-line switch cords. We also supply a line of low voltage products such as DC plugs, cigar lighter plugs, phone plugs, DINS and DB9-25 Pin.
Browse through our products to see if our cords are suitable for your needs. If you cannot find the right product power cord please reach out to our customer representatives, either via our contact form, email or phone toll-free: (800) 683-7228.