Data Centre Power Cables and Power Cords

Volex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of data centre power cables and cords, including:

  • Facility PDU Whip Cables
  • Rack PDU Whip Cables and Input Cords
  • Rack Power Cords, Rack Power Cables

Applications / Market for Direct Attach Cable

Volex offers custom power distribution unit (PDU) power whip cable assemblies manufactured to customer specifications using rewireable plugs, connectors and cables from specified vendors, or Volex supplied alternatives. Volex power components are cost-effective, industrial-grade and made of the highest quality materials.

For NEMA L5, L6 and L21 twist-lock plugs, IEC 60320 C13, C15, C19 and C20 connectors, and ‘E’ and ‘I’ plug connectors, Volex offers a moulded option that is more cost-effective, has lower minimum ordering quantities, and shorter lead times.

For interconnection cord sets between rack equipment and rack PDU, Volex offers standard length off-the-shelf cord sets with its patented ‘V-lock’ locking feature and custom lengths, that all meet North American and international safety and design standards.

Data Centre Power Cables and Cords Technical Information

Data centre power cables and cords from Volex include expert assistance to select cables with the right plugs, connectors, cordage, materials, and lengths to meet any power wattage, destination country and operating environment.

All Volex data centre power cables are available with a wide range of safety approvals and go through rigorous factory testing and certification to ensure their quality and safety. All power cables undergo 100% electrical performance checks for opens, short-circuit compliance, polarity test, continuity under high voltage (Hipot), along with insulation resistance testing.

See table below for cable types, voltage ratings, and safety approvals:

Volex Date Centre Power Products Cable Types Max. Rating Safety Approval
V1625
V1625A
V1625LA
V1625BA
V1625BS
VNC13A
VAC13AU
VAC13AD (standard)
VAC13KS (V-Lock)
(C13)
V-75 H05VV-F Ordinary Duty (Circular) 3C x 0.75/1/1.5 mm 10A, 250V Australia (SAA)
H05VV-F 3C x 0.75/1/1.5 mm 10A, 250V Europe (VDE)
RVV 300/500 3C x 0.75/1/1.5 mm2 10A, 250V China (CCC)
VCTF 3C x 0.75/1.25/2 mm2 & HVCTF 3C x 1.25 mm2 7/12/15A, 125V Japan (PSE)
VCTF 3C x 1.25 mm2 & 227 IEC 53 (IEC-J) Round 3C x 1 mm 10A, 250V Japan (IEC-J)
SJT 3C x AWG 18/16/14 & Shielded AWG 16 10/13/15A, 125/250V North America (UL/CSA)
ST & SVT 3C x AWG 18 10A, 125/250V
VAC14S (standard)
VAC14KC (V-Lock)
(C14)
V-75 H05VV-F Ordinary Duty (Circular) 3C x 0.75/1 mm 10A, 250V Australia (SAA)
H05VV-F 3C x 0.75/1 mm 10A, 250V Europe (VDE)
RVV 300/500 3C x 0.75/1 mm2 10A, 250V China (CCC)
VCTF 3C x 0.75/2 mm2 7/15A, 125V Japan (PSE)
VCTF 3C x 1.25 mm2 10/12A, 250V
227 IEC 53 (IEC-J) Round 3C x 1 mm 10A, 250V Japan (IEC-J)
SJT 3C x AWG 18/16 10/13A, 125/250V North America
(UL/CSA)
SVT 3C x AWG 18 10A, 125/250V
VSC19
VAC19A
VAC19LA (standard)
VAC19KS (V-Lock)
(C19)
V-75 H05VV-F Ordinary Duty (Circular) 3C x 1.5 mm 16A, 250V Australia (SAA)
H05VV-F 3C x 1.5 mm2 16A, 250V Europe (VDE)
RVV 300/500 3C x 1.5 mm2 16A, 250V China (CCC)
VCT 3C x 3.5 mm2 20A, 125/250V Japan (PSE)
VCTF 3C x 2.0 mm2 15A, 125/250V
HVCTF 3C x 2.0 mm2 16A, 125/250V
SJT 3C x AWG 12 20A, 125/250V North America (UL/CSA)
SJT 3C x AWG 14 15/16A, 125/250V
VAC20A
VAC20AD
VAC20S
VAC20BS (standard)
VAC20KC (V-Lock)
(C20)
V-75 H05VV-F Ordinary Duty (Circular) 3C x 1.5 mm 16A, 250V Australia (SAA)
H05VV-F 3C x 1.5 mm2 16A, 250V Europe (VDE)
RVV 300/500 3C x 1.5 mm2 16A, 250V China (CCC)
IEC-J 3C x 1.5 mm2 16A, 250V Japan (IEC-J)
HVCTF 3C x 2.0 mm2 16A, 250V Japan (PSE)
SJT 3C x AWG 14 16A, 125/250V North America (UL/CSA)

Applications / Markets for Data Centre Power Cables and Power Cords

Data centre power cables and cords are used for power connectivity applications in data centre facilities.

Examples:

  • Facility PDU / Power Panels
  • Equipment Rack Power Outlets
  • Rack PDUs
  • Rack Equipment Cord Sets

What are Data Centre Power Cables/Cords?

Very simply, these power cables/cords deliver power to specialised computers and servers in data centres. Volex offerings include facility PDU whip cables, rack PDU whip cables and input cords, and power cords for rack equipment. These power cable assemblies consist of rated rewireable plugs, connectors and cables manufactured from industrial-grade, high quality materials. Components include NEMA L5, L6 and L21 twist-lock plugs, IEC 60320 C13, C15, C19 and C20 connectors, and ‘E’ and ‘I’ plug connectors.

For interconnection cord sets between rack equipment and rack power distribution units, Volex offers standard length off-the-shelf cord sets with its patented V-lock locking feature in custom lengths; all can be made to meet North American and/or international safety and design standards.

Benefits of Data Centre Power Cables and Cords

Data centre power cables and cords from Volex are for whip cables and cord sets, with benefits that include:

  • Rigorous factory testing and certification to ensure their quality and safety
  • 100% electrical performance checks for opens, short-circuit compliance, polarity test, continuity under high voltage (Hipot), along with insulation resistance testing
  • 100% traceability with automatically imprinted test marks applied on all plugs through our QA process
  • Tariff-free manufacturing options available to meet global customer demands
  • Local engineering and sales support in over 20 countries
  • World-class service levels supplied as standard
  • Global agency certification experts

Why Choose Volex for Data Centre Power Cables and Cords?

As the world’s leading power cable manufacturer, Volex can provide expert services to select data centre cables with the right plugs and connectors, cordage, materials, and lengths to meet any power wattage, destination country and operating environment requirements, and other custom needs. Volex is equipped to manufacture many standard power cords with integrated automation modules and control mechanisms that can handle precision cable cutting, cable and wire preparation, wire termination and testing.

Volex’s engineering teams can customise a power cable/cord solution to a customer’s specific data centre requirements and provide quick turn custom design samples supported by skilled local sales and field applications engineering (FAE) teams. A global factory footprint, which includes tariff-free manufacturing sites, efficient global supply chain and logistics support, enables reduced product lead time and efficient cost management.

By partnering with Volex on data centre power cable and cord solutions, customers benefit from strong technical expertise and manufacturing prowess to help future-proof data centres and fulfill infrastructure development and growth goals.

Contact Volex for Data Centre Power Cables and Cords

Contact Volex for further assistance with data centre power cables and cords.