Hospital-grade coiled power cords prevent accidental disconnections

21-05-2024 | L-com | Power

L-com has introduced a new line of coiled, hospital-grade power cords. These cords are designed to eradicate accidental disconnections and enable movement for critical equipment employed in healthcare facilities, industrial settings, the food and beverage industry, PCs and servers, and more.

The rugged design of these products starts with the plugs. All models have heavy-duty HGN5-15 plugs on one end and a C13 receptacle or no connector on the other end. Those versions with one open end allow users to attach any suitable connector. The NEMA 5-15 plugs are sturdy one of the most durable on the market, and can withstand abuse. They have a solid ground pin that lessens accidental disconnects caused by bumping or pulling.

Select a plug with or without an LED light that constantly indicates whether it is properly plugged in and receiving power. This feature is helpful for at-a-glance monitoring of critical equipment. Right-angle plugs are also an option and are particularly helpful when the powered equipment is located close to the outlet.

The most useful feature of the new coiled stretch cable is the coil itself. Such a design enables users to move devices more easily and helps avert the sudden disconnections that sometimes occur with non-coiled power cords. This new compressed coil cable also takes up less floor space and compresses to shorter lengths, eradicating the slack found with non-coiled cables. Choose between a 1' cord stretching to about 8' or a 2' cord extending to about 15'.

These new models are made of TPE to ensure the coils do not stretch out and lose their elasticity over time. TPE holds coils better than PVC, providing elasticity. The jacket is rated SJT, suitable for indoor use.

The company offers a dozen different configurations of the new power cords. These include HGN5-15 plugs to C13 straight connectors, C13 right-angle connectors, or open ends. Each configuration comes in one-foot or two-foot compressed lengths with or without an LED on the plug.

"Our new coiled power cables are perfect for critical equipment that must stay plugged in even when it is being moved," said product line manager Dustin Guttadauro. "They serve well in busy, fast-moving work environments such as hospitals, manufacturing and restaurants."


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