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New Multi–Tier lockable IEC Socket

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Schaffner introduce a Multi –Tier lockable IEC Socket Space saving design assists with Panel Downsizing.  

Schaffner, the international leader in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and power quality, has extended its range of IEC lockable outlets with the introduction of a new multi-tier version available with either 4 or 6 outlets. The integral locking system improves the reliability of electronic systems exposed to vibration or traction.

The new Schaffner C13 multi-tier outlet family features a patented locking system, provides a space saving alternative to separate outlets and is compatible with all standard C14 connectors. Each individual power outlet has its own locking mechanism which protects against accidental disconnections and maintains uptime.

The 4-tier outlet saves 12 mm and the 6-tier outlet saves up to 21 mm when compared to fitting single connectors and meets the needs of the current trend for panel downsizing. All outlets are powered from a single connection point reducing assembly time.

The Schaffner C13 multi-tier outlet series can be utilized in all applications where reliable mains connection is paramount, including IT, Datacentre and telecommunications systems, medical equipment, laboratories, home appliances or difficult to access mains connections. The locking system can take up tensile forces up to 200N without additional traction relief system.

Installing Schaffner C13 multi-tier outlets offers system manufacturers cost savings by removing the requirement for using individual connectors with traction relief. The C13 multi-tier outlet is supplied by default in black with a red mark on the locking knob clearly distinguishing it from conventional outlets.

C13 lockable IEC outlets conform to the requirements of RoHS and REACH, meet international safety standards and are available ex-stock all over the world through Schaffner global distribution and sales network. For further information, please visit or get in touch with your local Schaffner sales point or Schaffner partner for individual support.

The 16. August 2017, Luterbach

For more information:

Holger Urban
Product Marketing Manager
+41 32 681 67 10 (direct)
Frank Almer
Manager Marketing Communication
T +41 32 681 68 80 (direct)


Schaffner EMV AG
4542 Luterbach, Schweiz
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Schaffner – Shaping electrical power.

Schaffner is the worldwide leading consortium in the fields of 'electromagnetic compatibility' and 'power quality'. With its components it supports solutions for an efficient and reliable use of electric energy. With its products and services Schaffner Group significantly contributes to the promotion of technologies for the generation of renewable energies, ensures the reliable functioning of electronic devices and systems in compliance with all important quality and performance standards, and meets the requirements for increasing energy efficiency.

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