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Cord retention system for IEC appliance plugs and sockets

Our cord retention system prevents unintentional disconnection

The loss of the power supply may have serious consequences for analytical, diagnostic or laboratory equipment in medical technology, mobile measuring instruments, professional audio and video equipment or devices in the food industry. Particularly in the case of electrical appliances that are moved during operation, there is a risk that the mains cable may be unintentionally disconnected from the appliance. Cord retention safety devices can prevent this.

The most common type of cord retention devices are Cord retaining strain reliefs. Depending on the type of appliance plug and the large number of different types of appliance sockets, the correct bracket shape must be selected here.

V-Lock - the safe alternative

With the V-Lock system for IEC appliance plugs and sockets, SCHURTER offers an attractive, reliable alternative. In the case of V-Lock, the socket with a plug clicks into the opening in the device plug provided for this purpose and thus prevents unintentional disconnection of the mains cable. The advantage of this system is that there is no need to adapt and assemble cable plug-specific bracket systems or retaining brackets.

The locking mechanism is released again by pressing the release lever. Thanks to its luminous bright yellow colour, it is easily recognisable and distinguishes this system from conventional mains connections. The pull-out force is at least 200 N. Various appliance plugs, combi-elements and numerous country-specific power cables are available with this system. The V-Lock cord retention system can be integrated for mains connections according to IEC 60320 for 10 A and 16 A.


  • Highest possible security and reliability against unintentional disconnection of the power cord

  • No additional assembly effort

  • No further components required

  • Attractive design

  • Simple and self-explanatory operation

  • Available for IEC device plug connections 10 A and 16 A

  • Protection classes I and II

  • Available for interconnection cords


Safety is our business

Innovation and engineering

SCHURTER is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, input systems, and EMC products as well as a PCB assembly service provider for the electronics industry worldwide. Success for and together with our customers is our permanent incentive. We are accustomed to being innovative to meet challenges in diverse markets. We boldly realize new ideas, and we support and drive forward our R&D teams, each day anew.

Quality across the entire line

Products and services from SCHURTER meet the highest demands on quality – because SCHURTER uses quality-, environmental- and safety management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, the Six Sigma method, and the EFQM Excellence Model. All products carry country-specific testing labels such as VDE, ENEC, UL, and CCC. Further, customers profit from excellent service and short delivery times thanks to a well-organized international network of Group companies and distributors.

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