For power supply different power cable in the IT
sector are needed. To connect the computer but the power cable is used
exception here notebooks and mini-PCs, which are operated with an
external power supply. Also monitors use almost exclusively the IEC
connector. However, there are also models use an external power supply.
Printers and scanners often use the household appliance plug which
on the two round port openings can be seen. For external power
supplies of the various devices no default is set
so that the cables and connections differ here depending on the
manufacturer or model. The most commonly used cable with plug
household appliances or the Mickey Mouse or cloverleaf
The latter is indicated by the three connection pins which are
arranged in plan in the triangle. If you need a new cable for your
laptop or Mini-PC, you should, in addition to the mating plug, pay
attention to the performance of the power supply. The use of an incorrect adapter
can damage your system and could therefore provide a total failure.
For connecting a computer or server to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) you usually need an inlet socket,
so a cable with an IEC connector on one side and an IEC socket on the
other side. These cables are often in
low numbers included with the UPS in case. Therefore, make sure
that you have enough cable available.