Worldwide, AC power cables use International Electrical Connection or IEC connectors. This universal cable connects to your equipment’s back panel socket and at the other end is the proper plug that connects to any country’s AC wall outlet. This standardization allows operating electronics anywhere in the world using the disparate AC line power voltage sources and wall sockets locally available.
Hosa Technology’s PWL-400 is an IEC extension cable and ideal for extending the reach of a standard IEC power cord. Equipped with an IEC C14 connector at one end to mate to the end of your existing IEC power cable, there is an IEC C13 connector at the other, that connects to your gear.
PWL-400 Series Power Extension Cords come in three lengths: PWL-401.5 is only 1.5- ft. long and sells for $6.95—it’s great for interconnecting pieces of gear in the same rack; the PWL 403 is 3-ft. at $9.95; and the PWL-408 is 8-ft. and sells for $19.95.
Hosa’s new PWL-400 Series Power Extension Cords utilize 14-gauge oxygen-free copper conductors and a black PVC jacket for durability and low on-stage visibility. The PWL-408 sample I received was eight feet long and is rugged and heavy duty—it works well to extend the AC power lead for a synths, DJ gear and pro audio equipment. It’s a good tool to have ready to go. Visit http://hosatech.com for more.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.