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IEC Connector & Cable Guide

We often find that people are unsure of the difference between mains power cables, or what the IEC standards are. Put simply, the standards define the mechanical, electrical and thermal requirements and safety goals of power couplers.

IEC Cables

There are 12 IEC connectors by shape; each has a different name for the Male or Female side. For example C7 is male and C8 is female, but both have the same shape connector.

Below you can find a list of the IEC connectors we supply, and a diagram of each.

C5 / C6
C5-C6
Widely used for laptop power supplies, also known as the “Mickey Mouse” or “Cloverleaf” connector. View the range of LINDY C5/C6 IEC mains cables by clicking here

C7 / C8
C7-C8
Also known as the “Figure-8” or “Shotgun” connector, very widely used on an array of devices such as TVs, Bluray players, and laptop chargers. This is polarised. There is an un-polarised version of the C7 that has a flat edge on one side of the figure-8 shape. View the range of LINDY C7/C8 IEC mains cables by clicking here

C13 / C14
C13-C14
Very widely used for computers, monitors and older laptop power supplies. View the range of LINDY C13/C14 IEC mains cables by clicking here

C15 / C16
C15-C16
Similar to the C13 but with a much higher temperature rating, this is usually used for a kitchen appliances, and is known as a “Kettle” lead. This is a “hot condition” cable which means it is rated to withstand higher temperatures. View the range of LINDY C15/C16 IEC mains cables by clicking here

C19 / C20
C19-C20
A high amp rated connector usually used in high-power situations such as on workstations or servers. View the range of LINDY C19/C20 IEC mains cables by clicking here

LINDY Gives Devices the Charge They Deserve

Devices that are hungry on power can make charging with a USB multi-plug frustrating since many won’t supply the current required if more than one device is connected. The end result is often the most demanding devices such as an iPad don’t actually charge, even when left overnight. LINDY’s latest travel adapter solves this issue by specifying the ports that supply the higher charge.

The LINDY USB Mains Travel Charger allows users to charge up to 4 devices with a combined maximum output of 5A at one time. When four devices are connected that require more than 1A, the device connected in the first USB port will take the maximum output it needs up to 2.5A, then the next, and so on. By connecting the devices that take the most charge in descending order, the LINDY charger ensures that all devices are charged and ready for use in as short amount of time as possible.

“It can be so frustrating on holiday to put your devices on charge before you go to bed, only to find in the morning that most of them are still showing the battery symbol in the red,” says Tony Jamieson, General Manager of LINDY Australia. “Our latest charger allows users to choose which devices get the maximum power, while replacing the need to take several different chargers on holiday, making more room in the suitcase for other essentials.”

Suitable for use with most USB powered devices including tablets, MP3 players, mobile phones etc, the LINDY USB Mains Travel Charger has over current, over voltage and short circuit protection and includes adapters for use in UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

IEC Cables

IEC Connector & Cable Guide

We often find that people are unsure of the difference between mains power cables, or what the IEC standards are. Put simply, the standards define the mechanical, electrical and thermal requirements and safety goals of power couplers.

There are 12 IEC connectors by shape; each has a different name for the Male or Female side. For example C7 is male and C8 is female, but both have the same shape connector.

Below you can find a list of the IEC connectors we supply, and a diagram of each.

C5 / C6 C5 - C6

Widely used for laptop power supplies, also known as the “Mickey Mouse” or “Cloverleaf” connector.

C7 / C8 C7 - C8

Also known as the “Figure-8” or “Shotgun” connector, very widely used on an array of devices such as TVs, Bluray players, and laptop chargers. This is polarised. There is an un-polarised version of the C7 that has a flat edge on one side of the figure-8 shape.

C13 / C14 C13 - C14

Very widely used for computers, monitors and older laptop power supplies.

C15 / C16 C15 - C16

Similar to the C13 but with a much higher temperature rating, this is usually used for a kitchen appliances, and is known as a “Kettle” lead. This is a “hot condition” cable which means it is rated to withstand higher temperatures.

C19 / C20 C19 - C20

A high amp rated connector usually used in high-power situations such as on workstations or servers.

LINDY Makes Charging Multiple iPads and Tablets a Cinch

iPads and tablets may have revolutionised the classroom, but keeping them secure, charged and synced can sometimes be a chore. LINDY’s new 10 Tablet Charging Station simplifies the task by enabling multiple devices to be maintained from one central point.

Ideal for teaching and training centres, the charging station has ten bays which can take tablets up to 18 x 240 x 200mm (WxDxH). A USB port on the rear of the cabinet allows for the devices to be synced from a host machine and if three charging stations are stacked and daisy chained together, it is possible to connect up to 30 tablets to one computer to enable updates.

“Using tablets for educational purposes is really starting to take off as teachers realise the benefits of enriching the teaching experience across a wide range of subject matters, reducing paper waste and  increasing engagement,” says Andrew Ingram, Product Manager of LINDY Electronics UK. “The downside is that the devices need to be regularly charged and kept up to date, which can be a time consuming task if it’s not managed centrally.”

The LINDY 10 Tablet Charging and Sync Station can be attached to a table for additional security, whilst the lockable, slide-in door enables for easy access when taking or replacing tablets and iPads. Charging begins automatically as soon as the tablet is connected and an integral fan ensures the cabinet does not become overheated. Competitively priced at $995.00 inc. GST, quantity discounts are available to education, corporate and trade customers. The cabinet’s overall dimensions are 310 x 350 x 340mm (WxDxH).