Schurter announced the addition of the V-Lock cord retaining system for 10-A and 16-A appliance couplers and power entry modules, according to IEC 60320 (15 A and 20 A according to UL). This power cord latches into the notched inlet or outlet to prevent accidental disconnection of the power from the equipment. The yellow catch mechanism is released by depressing the lever. No additional hardware is required to install the cord retaining system. The company offers a range of standard inlets, outlets, power entry modules and a wide range of mating V-Lock cordsets. The cordsets are available with NEMA plugs and a variety of country specific plugs. Other connectors and power entry modules can be built to mate with this cord. The cordsets are available with custom cable lengths and other plug variations on request. The V-Lock cord retaining system is appropriate for use in environments where protection against power disconnection is essential. Applications include portable medical devices, laboratory equipment, power distribution units for telecommunication and datacom equipment, as well as audio and soundstage equipment.