Extension & Detachable Power Cords
For more than 35 years, Kord King has been the industry leader in manufacturing the highest quality power cords (See About Us). We have extension power cords for every type of medical power supply need (link), as well as heavy duty and construction grade cord sets.
Our extension cords are manufactured in the USA in a variety of colors, lengths, NEMA plug types, wire sizes. Additionally there options for in-line rocker switch (link), lighted ends, cord grip and identification (link).
Extension cords are power cords that have the same configuration on both ends of the cord but are opposite “genders”. For instance, a standard extension cord one might see in a department store would be a NEMA 5-15P (male plug) to a NEMA 5-15R (female receptacle). In a literal sense, the outlet is “extended” to the length of the cord.
Detachable cords are power cords that have different configurations from one end to the other. A great example is the very popular medical-grade power cord with a NEMA 5-15P Hospital Grade plug to an IEC 60320 C13 connector. These types of cords are ideal for powering equipment and are simple to install, since they are not hard-wired. They can, therefore, be “detached” from the wall and equipment.
All forms of extension/detachable cords are ideal for fast-paced environments where cords can be easily damaged by foot or motor traffic. Users are able to replace damaged cords, which is relatively inexpensive compared to machine repair and much less time-consuming.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International has developed a lot of great informative articles to help prevent injuries, property damage and fatalities resulting from improper use of electrical components. See their info-graphic for proper Extension Cord usage. Kord King builds exceptional products, but there is nothing more valuable than knowledge!
Please see below for a sampling of the types of extension/detachable cords we can manufacture. It is not exhaustive, so if you do not see what you need send us a message, or give us a call.
Kord King normally manufactures their extension power cords with quick turn-around times of 1-2 weeks.