Power connector

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Power connector may refer to:

   Power Connector

The connectors coming from the power supply are quite varied these days, but there are also some connectors that are considered legacy connectors that you might not see on modern power supplies. The followin sections detail and illustrate the most common power connectors.


   Classic power connectors

The classic connectors comprise outdated connectors as well as connectors still in use today despite being found in the original IBM PC.

  • AC power plugs and sockets, devices that allow electrically operated equipment to be connected to the primary alternating current (AC) power supply in a building
    • NEMA connector, the standard for much of the Americas and Japan for such plugs and sockets
  • Industrial power plug
  • DC connector, an electrical connector for supplying direct current (DC) power
  • Blade connector, commonly found in cars for quick connection of wiring to electrical components
  • IEC 60309 (BS 4343), so-called "Commando" plug and socket
  • IEC 60320, connectors for power supply cords to electrical appliances
  • Molex connector, four-pin hard disk drive (HDD) connectors, also used for powering CD-ROM drives, burners etc.
  • Berg connector, smaller four pin floppy disk drive (FDD) connectors, also used by some hard drives, and carrying the same power supplies as the HDD connectors

See also[edit]

  • Electrical connector, an electro-mechanical device for joining electrical circuits as an interface using a mechanical assembly
  • RF connector, an electrical connector designed to work at radio frequencies in the multi-megahertz range