There is a big push in the data center industry to address the major problem of Independent Electrical Contractor (IEC) plugs coming loose on equipment & power strips.

Have you been experiencing this issue due to appliance vibration or accidental disconnects when maintenance and cabling work is performed in your racks?

A range of solutions is available to avoid unnecessary data center downtime by deploying IEC Secure Power Connections and/or Locking Power Connectors. PTS currently provides five (5) solutions for the market. Final recommendations are typically based upon requirements and budgets.

Solutions recommended by PTS include:

IEC Lock – Suitable for use with any standard IEC inlet; a button slides to engage a pin that drops down on the ground plug; UL approved

IEC C14 Grip Secure Insert – Excellent choice for use on the PDU side of the IEC secure power connection; inexpensive, but not yet UL approved

Schurter V-Lock Power Cord – Latches into the notched inlet or outlet to prevent accidental disconnect; yellow catch mechanism is easily released; UL approved

Raritan ETO Outlets – Used on PDU side of the IEC secure network connection; no proprietary cables required; UL approved

Power Cord Retention Clips – Suitable at both the PDU and equipment side; no proprietary cables required; several variations available

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Pete Sacco

President & Founder

PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc

Experts For Your Always Available Data Center

About PTS Data Center Solutions

 Founded in 1998, PTS Data Center Solutions is a premier data center design firm and turnkey solutions provider. We offer a broad range of project experience, specializing in designing data centers, computer rooms and technical spaces that integrate “best-of-breed”, critical infrastructure technologies and result in continuously available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable mission critical environments.