Coiled power cords are lengths of electrical cable encased in a flexible, spiral jacket that extend the reach of devices connected to a power source. Also known as self-retracting cords or retractile coil cords, they stretch to allow for more length and freedom of movement and then automatically coil back up when not in use, taking up less space than other types of power cord. They have a molded plug at one end that connects to an electrical outlet and bare wire at the other end for wiring to a device. These cords are commonly used to provide power to portable tools and equipment in medical, commercial, and industrial environments.
Power cords, or power supply cords, are portable lengths of electrical cable used to connect devices and appliances to a power source. They are typically used on equipment that doesn't come with a power cord, such as dryers, ranges, and computer monitors. They have a molded plug at one end that connects to an electrical outlet and a socket or bare wire at the other end that is attached or wired to the device. Select a power cord to match the amperage rating of the device and plug configuration of the outlet.