A Guide for High Voltage Cords

There are times when life tells you to go all out and reach extreme measures, whether it’s revving up those power tools to fix up your motorcycle or rocking out on your electric guitar. And we’re ready for those extreme moments, with our high voltage power cords in hand.

People need high voltage cords. Period.  High voltage power cords are frequently used in construction sites.  Factories, or other areas where there are harsh conditions, often need high voltage cords as well. Common appliances around your house need high voltage cords. Even dryers, lawn mowers, or most appliances with motors need high voltage cords. Knowing what type of high voltage cords you need is important, and I am here to help you every step of the way.high voltage

When looking for high voltage cords, you will find three different categories: straight blade, locking blade, and IEC 60309.  Before you get overwhelmed, there’s no need to panic. I’m here to break it down for you.

  1. Straight Blade NEMA: suited for most high voltage/amperage situations with household appliances. These cords are often used with radiators or standalone heaters.high voltage cord 1
  2. Locking Blade NEMA (also known as twist and lock): are used to provide more protection for more industrial applications.  The locking blades secure the plug to the outlet and is good for high-intensity situations, such factories or construction sites.  If you’re casually mowing the lawn, you probably won’t need a locking cord.high voltage cord 2
  3. The IEC-60309: an industrial plug that can be used for high voltage situations and in certain cases, can even be used underwater. These cords will usually be rated either 16 amps and 32 amps or 125 volts and 250 volts.  The IEC 60309 started as an International standard, therefore retaining the TUV approval.high voltage cord 3

Whether you need to power your guitar or your factory, there are plenty of options in high voltage/amperage power cords for you.