Schurter to license Volex’ cord retention mechanism
The central element of this partnership is the V-Lock cord retention system developed by Volex. Besides the distribution agreement, Volex now grants Schurter the license to develop its own complementary products under the V-Lock label and to brand them accordingly. The best example of this is the development and launch of the world’s first rewireable device connector with V-Lock: Schurter 4783. “The Volex V-Lock solution for cord retention has been very successful in products where reliability and performance are essential. Schurter has been a key part of that success with their extensive range of V-lock compatible inlets and outlets, and we are delighted to extend our partnership with them”, commented Jim Logan, Business Development Director at Volex.
For the power supply on the device side in the 1-phase range, practically only plugs according to IEC 60320 are used worldwide, as this ensures maximum compatibility for device manufacturers. This standard is now enhanced by a cord retention system, which reliably prevents unintentional disconnection of the power supply. Important for instance in medical devices, in data centres and with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). A simple touch of a finger is all it takes to disconnect the power cable in a controlled manner – safe&easy.
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