For applications in medical technology, power cables in white and in "American Hospital Grade" are also available. V-Lock guarantees that a power cable cannot be inadvertently pulled out of an appliance. With this system, the cord connector is equipped with a pin that interlocks with a special notch in the appliance inlet. The press of a finger on the release lever then frees the interlock. V-Lock is easily recognized due to its bright yellow colour, a feature that makes it easy to identify this scheme and clearly distinguishes it from conventional power inlet-plug/socket systems.
The V-Lock locking system can be integrated into appliance couplers in compliance with IEC 60320 for rated currents of 10 A and 16 A. A key advantage is that there is no need to attach and adapt a clamping system or retaining bracket specific to a unit's power socket. Plug retention is extremely useful everywhere there is the possibility that power could be unintentionally interrupted, whether caused by a unit's mobile design, vibrations, the unit being moved or improper use by operating personnel.
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