How to Choose the Right Power Cord For Your Connections?

by Jennifer Truong Owner
Buying electronic accessories is as much a job as buying an electronic device. That’s because along with its utility, a great deal of your safety and that of your gadget’s, depends on these accessories. While people often take extra care while buying accessories like power adapters and plugs, the quality and specifications of power cords is often ignored.

It’s really important that you select your power cord carefully because ultimately all your connections are based on that. If you do not know how to choose, we are here to help. Let’s have a brief discussion on how you can choose the right power cord for your connections:

Country Specific Cord Patterns

Most countries follow their own plug patterns which could be different from other countries in some way or the other. So, it’s not a very wise to import your power cords from international sellers. Yes, in spite of lucrative offers.

If you are living in America, only NEMA power cords will sync with your power sources. Even though you might come across products similar in looks, they vary significantly in specifications. It is very unlikely that an exporter from another country is certified to manufacture products for your region. So, buy from local manufacturers, if not your neighbourhood store.

Cord Set

The cord set is the power plug along with a certain length of cord to facilitate connections. While it’s important to buy only power cords that align with your country standards, equally, or even more important is to consider the same for power plugs. If you try replacing a NEMA power plug into another cord set (with plug and cable both of foreign standards), your connection won’t work as desired.

The cable length is also a matter of consideration. While manufacturers decide their own lengths for power cords, there are online stores which provide extensive options of cord lengths for you to choose from. Choose the one that most closely matches with your requirements.


Though the price normally doesn’t matter much when you are buying a couple of power cords, it does make a difference while bulk shopping. Quality is something you can’t compromise and to buy your supplies within a stipulated budget is another challenge.

The answer to the dilemma is smart shopping. When you know you will need many power cords, buy them in bulk. Manufacturers who directly sell their produce online often come up with great offers on bulk shopping. And that’s how you can get quality cords at much discounted rates.


Voltage is what pulls the electrical energy to your device from the power source. And it is really important to get power cords that are capable enough to transmit the required voltage your device demands.

Not considering the voltage can damage the cord instantly and in worse cases can also harm the device to which it is connected. Therefore, ensure that the power cord you are buying is powerful.

These are just a few points but matter the most while buying power cords either from your local store or any online store. If you are buying online, always make it a point to rely only on certified manufacturer who sell electronics according to your country’s code and regulations.

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About Jennifer Truong Advanced   Owner

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Joined APSense since, March 27th, 2017, From Hayward, United States.

Created on Nov 2nd 2017 23:25. Viewed 534 times.


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