Power Cord Sets, Power Cords and Jumper Cords

Volex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of power cord sets, power cords and jumper cords. Volex power cord / jumper cord products are sold to manufacturers for a broad range of electrical and electronic devices, equipment, appliances, and many other applications.

Whether the end-use requires frequent plugging and unplugging, or plug and forget, Volex has the right product solution to meet design requirements.

Volex offers a wide range of pre-configured non-detachable power cords, detachable power cord sets and detachable jumper cords that will satisfy requirements in the following countries and regions:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • Gulf Countries
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • North America
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

They can also be called: 2 pin cord sets, 3 pin cord sets, class 1 cord sets, class 2 cord sets, C5 cords, C7 cords, C13 cords, jumper cords, NEMA cord sets, Schuko power cords sets and universal jumper cord sets.

Power Cord Sets, Power Cords and Jumper Cords Technical Information

Volex power cords, power cord sets and jumper cords are offered with many different options and customisations. Plugs vary depending on destination, appliance rating and application. Common plugs are as shown on the table below:

Plug Types A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Argentina IRAM X
Australia SAA X
Cambodia ISC X X X
China CCC X X
Denmark DEMKO X X X X
Europe ENEC X X X
Gulf GCC X
Hong Kong ITS X X
India BIS X X X
Indonesia SNI X X
Israel SII X
Italy IMQ X X X
Japan PSE X X
Korea KC X X
Malaysia SIRIM X X
North America UL/cUL, CSA X X
Russia EAC X X
Saudi Arabia SASO/GCC X
Singapore CPS X X X
South-Africa SABS X X X
Switzerland SEV X X
Thailand TIS X X
Taiwan BSMI X X
United Kingdom ASTA X X

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Connectors used around the world are covered by EN60335-1 (IEC 335-1) standards. This standard dictates the configuration of connectors designated to deliver the right current and temperature rating paired with the right cables.

The table below shows commonly used IEC standards for available Volex connectors:

Appliance Coupler Approved
Current of
Class of
of Appliance
Number of
Standard Sheet
Cable Type
Area mm²
UL Cable
2.5 I 70℃ H03VV-F 0.75 SPT-2 or
2.5 II 70℃ H03VV-F or
0.5, 0.75 (a) SPT-1 or
10 I 70℃ H05VV-F,
0.75, 1.0 (b) SVT or
18, 16, 14
10 I 70℃ H05VV-F 0.75, 1.0 (b) SVT or
18, 16, 14
10 I 120℃ H05RR-F or
0.75, 1.0 (b) SVT or
18, 16, 14
10 I 155℃ H05RR-F or
0.75, 1.0 (b)
10 II 70℃ H05VV-F 0.75, 1.0 (b) SVT or
16 I 70℃ H05VV-F 1.0, 1.5 (b) SJT 16, 14, 12
16 I 70℃ H05VV-F 1.0, 1.5 (b) SJT 16, 14, 12


a.) 0.5mm2 is allowed on lengths not exceeding 2 meters.

b.) If the cord had a length of exceeding 2 meters, nominal cross-sectional area shall be:

i.) 1.0mm2 for 10A

ii.)1.5mm2 for 16A

Mixing and matching of plugs and connectors with the corresponding cables as per applicable safety standards will satisfy the right power cord / power cord set / jumper cord requirement.

Applications / Markets for Power Cord Sets, Power Cords and Jumper Cords

Power / jumper cords from Volex are used in a wide variety of applications and markets. Examples include:

Business and IT Peripherals

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptops and Notebooks
  • Monitors
  • Point of Sale Systems
  • Printers
  • Tablets
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Consumer Electronics

  • Game Consoles
  • Projectors
  • Sound Systems
  • Televisions

DIY and other Equipment and Appliances

  • Extension Cords
  • Power Tools
  • Pressure Washers
  • Replacement Power Cords
  • Sewing Machines
  • Water and Air Pumps

Domestic Appliances

  • Air Conditioners
  • Dryers
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Steam Irons
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washing Machines


  • Clinical Diagnostics
  • Imaging
  • Medical Therapy Systems
  • Patient Care Systems
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Surgical Systems

Personal Care

  • Hair Curlers and Dryers
  • Massagers

What are Power Cord Sets, Power Cords and Jumper Cords?


Power cord sets, also known as detachable power cords, are electrical power cords that a consumer can conveniently disconnect and re-connect from the appliance.

Power cords, also called non-detachable cords, are ones where an end is fixed by the manufacturer to the appliance and the other end is a plug. The appliance end can be either be a grommet with terminals, board on connector, or free-end for direct soldering to a printed circuit board (PCB)

Jumper cords are detachable cord sets. They have cables fitted with plug connectors instead of a 3-pin plug. They are often used to supply power from the computer central processing unit (CPU) to the monitor. Jumper cords are not directly plugged to the wall socket.

Power cord sets, power cords and jumper cords offer different features to suit customer needs, including:

  • Straight and angled versions for plugs, plug connectors and connectors
  • Various conductor sizes and cable types to meet required current and temperature ratings
  • Popular length variants to suit your installation requirements
  • Custom binding and labelling to fit your special packaging needs
  • Color variants for ease in traceability
  • Brand logo or marking (subject to premiums and additional investments)

Why Choose Volex for Power Cord Sets, Power Cords and Jumper Cords?

Volex customers of power cord sets, power cords and jumper cords benefit from strong technical expertise and global manufacturing and delivery. The Volex global factory footprint, which includes tariff-free manufacturing sites, an efficient global supply chain, and logistics support, enables reduced product lead time and efficient cost management. Volex engineering teams can customise power cord set, power cord and jumper cord solutions to a customer’s specific requirements and provide quick-turn custom design samples supported by skilled local sales and field applications engineering (FAE) teams.

Dynamic design and development capabilities support our diverse product portfolios. Rigid reliability tests, and 100% electrical tests, ensure total product performance. Volex always strives to fulfil customer expectations in the best way possible.

Reasons to select Volex for power cord sets, power cords and jumper cords include:

  • Volex is one of the largest power cord makers in the world
  • Strong design capability allows Volex to meet the highest cosmetic standards and pass the most stringent test requirements on various products
  • Volex applies the best product features and manufacturing processes to achieve desired product performance and reliability.

In-house capability to extrude cables offers better control of quality, faster product launches, and shorter delivery lead-times.

Contact Volex for Power Cord Sets, Power Cords and Jumper Cords

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