Kool Tools: Auto-Lock Power Cords
Loose or accidentally disconnected power cords can be a pain in the posterior. Patented Auto-Lock Power Cords by Quail Electronics can help resolve the problem.
They're designed to increase data center and server room reliability by eliminating the loose or accidentally disconnected power cords that lead to unplanned downtime. A patented locking mechanism is located in the ground socket.
When plugged in, the cords lock in place, preventing accidental loosening or disconnection. An internal retention mechanism in the ground socket hooks to the power supply inlet pins, resisting any pulling or axial force up to 30 pounds until the mechanism is released. When engaged, Auto-Lock power cords can support the weight of a small server without loosening or disconnecting.
They require no hardware or screws, no special inlet, and no tools. Auto-Lock power cords universally fit with any C14 or C20 inlet (whether snap-in or screw-on), as well as with 5-15P to C13, C14 to C13, and C20 to C19.
They sport a patented locking mechanism on the connector side that simplify the fastening and unlocking of your cord. After inserting the connector end into your device, it's secure. When you want to remove the cord, just pull simultaneously on the red sliding tabs.
The Auto-Lock is now offered in many different plug configurations all over the world. The power cards are now available from ISC, a supplier of rack mount products including server rack cabinets, power, cooling and network accessories. For more info, including pricing, go to http://tinyurl.com/lzyfudx.