Friday, 26 February 2016


Electrical equipment that can be moved while in operation faces a danger that the power cord can be unintentionally pulled out of the unit. The sudden loss of power can have serious consequences when it comes to equipment used in medical analysis, portable instruments, professional A/V applications or equipment in the foodstuffs industry.

Plug-retention safeguards can prevent this. Conventional plug-retention systems consist of safety brackets mounted on the power plug. Depending on the type of equipment and because of the many types and shapes of power sockets they have, it is important to select the correct bracket shape.

With the V-Lock system, SCHURTER offers a simple, attractive alternative. With V-Lock, the power connector is equipped with a pin that interlocks with a special notch in the inlet on the power cord and thus reliably prevents the cord from being pulled out unintentionally. The lock is released by pressing a finger on the disengaging lever. This lever is easily identified due to its bright yellow color, a feature that also distinguishes this scheme from conventional pluggable power supply systems.

SCHURTER has a whole range of products with the V-lock systems for a  safe and secure alternative

Power Entry Modules with V-Lock without filter consists of an appliance inlet along with additional functions: switch, circuit breaker, fuse holder, voltage selector.

Power Entry Modules with V-Lock and line filter also come in medical versions. There are various combinations available with switches, circuit breakers, fuse holders and voltage selectors.

Power inlets and outlets with V-Lock that meet international standards are available for 10 A and 16 A.

Power cords with country-specific plugs with a rated current of 10 A are available in these lengths: 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 and 5.0 m.

Interconnection cords with a rated current of 10 A are available in these lengths: 0.6, 1.2, 1.5 and 2.0 m.

Visit our SCHURTER website for more details
Download the whitepaper.