RE: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...

Subject: RE: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>, <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:40:18 -0400


And I would have to call that wrong, I'm afraid. An outlet is a *source* connector for electrical power--a wall socket (e.g., a "duplex outlet") or a connection on an outlet strip. The connection power connection on a piece of equipment is an electrical *inlet*.

I have no problem referring to the power connector on a piece of equipment as a socket (since it is a recessed connection) or a recepticle (since it receives power), but I generally prefer to call it an "IEC connector", since IEC 0320 is the relevant set of standards for AC power connections on consumer electrical equipment that does not have a captive power cord.

-Fred Ridder

> From: ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com
> To: dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...
> Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:56:31 +0000
>
> I would call it an "outlet" myself.
>
> Craig
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Deborah Hemstreet
> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 1:56 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Name of "receptacle" on back of hard ware that...
>
> Hi All,
>
> It's the late hour, or early onset senility, or both:
>
> On the back of a piece of hardware, I have a "receptacle" that the power cord connects into... is the correct term "socket"? You then connect the power cord to the power mains....
>
> It's been ages since I documented hardware, but "receptacle" simply does not seem like the correct terminology.

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