Hospital Grade Power Cords
Medical grade power cords are specifically manufactured to meet the safe and reliable performance demands necessary for hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. Hospital grade power cables are subject to special requirements by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and CAN/CSA C22. All cords are produced with a green dot on the power plug end that signifies their medical grade quality.
Electri-Cord is proud to have supplied hospital grade power cords to the Medical industry over the past several decades. Our hospital grade power plugs are built to prevent grounding issues and withstand tight radii bend. As with all of our products, we use our Globally Local™ approach to tailor manufacturing to customer needs from one of our strategically-located facilities.
Contact us for more information regarding our custom hospital grade power cord options, or call us at 814-367-2265 and we will gladly answer any questions that you may have. Electri-Cord is your trusted resource for advanced medical grade power cords.
Hospital Grade Power Cord Sets are listed below by part number, with a link to a corresponding part specification, drawing and approvals standards.
|Part Number||Length||Male End||Female||AWG/Cond||Wire Type||Temp Rating||Color|
Medical Grade Power Cord Testing & Certification
Electri-Cord maintains world class international manufacturing processes and procedures that drive our reputation for excellence in hospital grade power cord production. As a means of providing the best power cord testing in the industry, we require that all our hospital grade power cords are tested and certified by our world renowned, patented CT100 Semi-Automatic Power Cord Tester. Tests undergone by these cords include:
- Insulation Resistance
- Insertion & Withdrawal Force
- Temperature Test
- Strain Relief Test
- Impact Resistance Test
- Accelerated Ageing Test
Requirements for Power Cords Used in Hospitals & Clinics
Medical grade power cables are required for all electronic equipment or devices used in any type of hospital or medical facility. Required standards for medical grade power plugs include:
- Male 5-15P HG & Female C13 adaptability
- Marked with a green dot, signifying they have been tested to UL 817 and CSA22.2 standards
- Manufactured with solid pins and an internal cable retention device
Medical Power Cords Built to Meet Strict Grounding Requirements
Medical grade power cords are manufactured with larger plug bodies to keep smaller wires inside the cable and eliminate the risk of electrical shock. Strain placed on the power cord from accidental bending or pulling could result in electrical shorts if the conductor is exposed to an open ground source. As such, all hospital grade power cables are designed with solid metal pins on the connector, reducing the risk of potentially dangerous data transfer failures, system slowdowns, or injury to patients and staff.
Common Types of Medical Grade Power Plugs
The most common types of power cords used in medical applications are typically rated at either 16 or 18 AWG, which determines the thickness of the wire. Cords that are rated at 16 AWG are thicker and can withstand more abuse, but tend to be less flexible than 18 AWG cords. The most common types of power cords found in hospitals and other medical facilities include:
- NEMA 5-15P to NEMA 5-15R (16 AWG)
- NEMA 5-15P to IEC320-C13 (18 AWG)
- NEMA 5-15P to ROJ 125V (18 AWG)
- NEMA 5-15P to IEC320-C13R (18 AWG)
Our selection of medical grade power cords can be used for a variety of critical applications, including hospital beds, x-ray machinery, monitors and lab equipment, ventilators, and more. If you are unsure which type of power cord is best suited to your application, contact one of our experts, and we will assist you.
Custom Medical Grade Power Cable Options
Electri-Cord’s custom hospital grade power plugs are manufactured to your project’s exact specifications. We can custom manufacture a medical grade power cable in the size, material, and configuration that your project requires. We also provide a way to easily figure the hospital grade power cord that is right for your application with our custom Build-a-Cord capabilities, or you can enter your cord requirements into our popular online intake form to get a quick quote from our Sales Team.
Your #1 Medical Power Cord Manufacturer
At Electri-Cord, we stock a range of medical grade power cords that meet or exceed all UL requirements, and we can also manufacture custom hospital grade power plugs to match your exact specifications. We are a leading provider of power cords for the medical industry, and our testing and quality standards ensure our medical grade power cords are reliable for high-pressure situations.