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Nema Power Cords Nema Guide

Nema Guide - Nema Power Cords, Plugs & Receptacles


NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer's Association: NEMA.org) is by far the most popular set of standards used in America and Canada for the construction of power cords and their respective connections. The NEMA plug and power cord connectors are organized by maximum power consumption requirements beginning with up to 15 amps at 125 volts all the way up to 50 amps at 250 volts.


Please click on the desired amperage tab below:


Standard / Configuration Voltage RatingItem NumberPin ConfigurationDescription


15 AMP Straight Blade 2 Prong Plugs




NEMA 1-15P (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 1-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-11straight blade configuration Class II
NEMA 1-15P Angled (125V ~)
Standard: Angled NEMA 1-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-11Tstraight blade configuration Class II
NEMA 1-15P polarized (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 1-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-11Wstraight blade configuration polarized
NEMA 1-15P Polarized + Angled(125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 1-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-11Rstraight blade configuration Class II polarized


15 AMP Straight 2 Prong Receptacles





NEMA 1-15R Polarized (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 1-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-11Wstraight blade configuration Class II


15 AMP Straight Blade 3 Prong Plugs





NEMA 5-15P (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 5-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-12 straight blade configuration, 2 pole 3, wire grounding
NEMA 5-15P Down Angle (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 5-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-12 straight blade configuration, 2 pole 3, wire grounding, angled
NEMA 5-15P Hospital Grade (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 5-15P Hospital Grade, SPDS Item Number: YP-18L straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding
NEMA 5-15P Hospital Grade, Down Angle (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 5-15P Hospital Grade, SPDS Item Number: YP-18L straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding, down angle
NEMA 6-15P (250V ~)
Standard: NEMA 6-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-19L straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding

NEMA 6-15P Down Angle (250V ~)


Standard: NEMA 6-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-19L straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding, right angle
NEMA 6-15P Hospital Grade (250V ~)
Standard: NEMA 6-15P, SPDS Item Number: YP-19L straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding


15 AMP Straight 3 Prong Receptacles





NEMA 5-15R (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA 5-15R, SPDS Item Number: YC-15 straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding
NEMA 6-15R (250V ~)
Standard: NEMA 6-15R, SPDS Item Number: YC-19 straight blade configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding


15 AMP Locking Blade 3 Prong Plugs





NEMA L5-15P (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA L6-15R, SPDS Item Number: YC-54 locking configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding
NEMA L6-15P (250V ~)
Standard: NEMA L6-15R, SPDS Item Number: YC-54 locking configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding


15 AMP Locking 3 Prong Receptacles





NEMA L5-15R (125V ~)
Standard: NEMA L6-15R, SPDS Item Number: YC-54 locking configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding
NEMA L6-15R (250V ~)
Standard: NEMA L6-15R, SPDS Item Number: YC-54 locking configuration, 2 pole, 3 wire grounding