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Previously on "Even power cables are flipping complicated!"

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  • stek
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    Is it normal to get horny when one talks about male and females leads?

    Just askin' like....

    Don't think about connecting then, don't think about connecting them.....

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  • Sockpuppet
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    C14 = Kettle Lead (Normal)
    C13 = Female Kettle Lead

    Yes there are a few in the box (2 to be precise).

    I am currently sitting next to one of these.

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  • RSoles
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    I think the idea is that the UPS sits close to the pc(s) and daisy-chains into the mains supply,
    so the c14 connects to the existing c13 from the wall and it has a flying c13 to connect to the c14 on the pc.

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by RSoles View Post
    Huh? That seems the opposite to what should be required for an input connection. I'm even more confused now

    (Thanks BTW)

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by stek View Post
    Think it's like the opposite end to a kettle lead, like the male to kettle lead female. Think I got them on my remote power switch.
    Ah I wondered if it might be something like that. I presume there will be a few leads in the box. But if not and you're right, I'll need to buy a C14 and an adaptor. Damn, that's tedious - For a start, I haven't yet even managed to find a C14 lead!

    (Thanks for your amazingly quick response BTW - I hadn't even finished fixing the links in my post! )

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  • RSoles
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    Ah, like this:-
    APC Power Cord, C14 to BS1363 (UK), 0.6m AP9881

    Edit: Oh bugger, didn't spot the link in the above answer, oh well....
    Last edited by RSoles; 14 March 2013, 18:06.

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  • stek
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Thinking of buying an APC Smart-UPS 1000VA UPS, and that Amazon page lists, among other things:

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    * Input Connections: IEC-320-C14
    
    * Output Connections: (8) IEC 320 C13, (2) IEC Jumpers
    But the UK power cords page on International Powercords site doesn't list anything of type "C14", despite listing dozens of other cable types (including lots of C13s).

    So what on Earth is a C14 cable? Some Yank thing with only two pins?

    Also, what is an IEC jumper when it is at home? Should be pleased I can use two of those, or annoyed there aren't more connections?
    Think it's like the opposite end to a kettle lead, like the male to kettle lead female. Think I got them on my remote power switch.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_603....2FC14_coupler
    Last edited by stek; 14 March 2013, 18:02.

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  • OwlHoot
    started a topic Even power cables are flipping complicated!

    Even power cables are flipping complicated!

    Thinking of buying an APC Smart-UPS 1000VA UPS, and that Amazon page lists, among other things:

    Code:
    * Input Connections: IEC-320-C14
    
    * Output Connections: (8) IEC 320 C13, (2) IEC Jumpers
    But the UK power cords page on International Powercords site doesn't list anything of type "C14", despite listing dozens of other cable types (including lots of C13s).

    So what on Earth is a C14 cable? Some Yank thing with only two pins?

    Also, what is an IEC jumper when it is at home? Should be pleased I can use two of those, or annoyed there aren't more connections?

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