6080 Connector with V-Lock Power Cords Rated IP54 Under Load

SCHURTER announces IEC C14 Connector series 6080 with mating C13 V-Lock power cords for protection against dust and water ingress


Santa Rosa, California, September 9th, 2022SCHURTER announces the first-of-its-kind IEC C14 Connector series 6080 with mating C13 V-Lock power cords for protection against dust and water ingress. The new power entry combination provides an IP54 rating when power is connected during equipment operation, as well as an IP67 rating between the connector and the appliance.

Ingress protection of particles and liquids is of growing importance, especially in the highly regulated medical field, where locking power cords are also often used to ensure continuous operation of the equipment. SCHURTER’s 6080 series with V-Lock power cords is the industry’s best in class solution, as it merges the IEC 60320 [Connectors] with IEC 60529 [Ingress Protection]. The blue colored latch of the V-Lock power cord and blue inlay of the appliance inlet indicate that the two have been equipped with unique sealing mechanisms. The mating of the pair makes it possible to achieve a higher Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP54 under load and IP67 against the appliance.

The 6080 Connector and V-Lock power cord solution is rated to 10A at 250VAC and 50 Hz according to IEC & CCC; rated up to 15A at 250VAC and 60 Hz according to UL. Operating temperature range is -25 to 70 °C. The 6080 Connector is available in C14 PC1 or C18 PCII. Available colors are black and white. The V-Lock power cords are available in three lengths: 2m, 3m, and 5m with a range of country specific plugs. Versions without plugs, and with stripped wire ends, are available for customizing. A version for PCII is pending. In addition to medical device applications, other applications for the 6080 Connector and V-Lock power cord technology are food processing and manufacturing equipment, robotics, vending machines, and Maritime equipment. Heavy-duty use applications may require interconnect solutions on the market, which are known for their higher IP ratings and circular designs. These solutions, however, can be bulkier and costlier. SCHURTER’s 6080 Connector and V-Lock power cord solution is designed to be cost-effective for lighter duty applications.

Pricing for the 6080 starts at $7.66 each at 100 pieces. Pricing for the V-Lock power cords varies. Link to 6080 Datasheet. Link to video: Link to White Paper IP Protection. For sales and product information, contact Savannah Lee at (800) 848-2600 or by email at [email protected].


The SCHURTER Group is the world's leading Swiss technology company providing components and complex solutions that ensure safe power supply and simplified equipment operation. The company’s professional competence, financial independence, innovative strength, and distinctive corporate culture, propel the SCHURTER Group, together with its customers and partners, into the digital future. The safe&easy brand claim not only refers to the products, but also the company’s business philosophy, which strives for sustainable success through innovation, high-quality products and service, flexibility, and proximity to customers.

SCHURTER is known globally as an innovator, manufacturer and distributor of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, switches, EMC products, and input systems. Touch screens and touch panels, capacitive sensor keypads, membrane keypads and housing systems are developed in close cooperation with its customers. Within its business unit Solutions, SCHURTER combines all competencies and puts them at the customer's disposal. SCHURTER products and solutions are developed especially for specific industry segments – medical, data and communication, automotive, avionics & space, energy and the broader industrial market. SCHURTER considers the quality of its products and services as the key factor to the company's lasting success. Its management and improvement processes are designed and certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and IATF 16949, using the EFQM and Baldrige Excellence Models, as well as the application of Lean Management principles such as Value Stream Planning, Power Innovation, SSO, and Six Sigma.

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the SCHURTER Group

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Published by Schurter, Inc. on Sep 09, 2022

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