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Default HELP! What do you call a 3 prong male plug with a cord.

What is that called, technically? A plug cord? A pigtail?
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3-pin grounded power cord or just grounded power cord.



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"Cord and plug assembly". . .



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Default Re: HELP! What do you call a 3 prong male plug with a cord.

The UL calls them simply "power supply cords", which may be classified as the detachable or nondetachable type. Each type also has subtypes:

"POWER SUPPLY CORDS
Power supply cords may be either the nondetachable type or detachable
type. Any item attached to the load end of a nondetachable power supply
cord is not covered under this category.
Power supply cords are designated as one of the following types and
are so identified by the Listing Mark:
Nondetachable Types
Power Supply Cord — This is a power supply cord consisting of a
length of flexible cord assembled with an attachment plug or current tap
as a line fitting but without a cord connector (appliance coupler) at the
opposite end. It is intended for direct wiring connection to an appliance
and may include a through-cord switch. Nondetachable power supply
cor.ds may be one of the following: Power Supply Cord for General Use — This is a power supply
cord consisting of a suitable fitting for line connection assembled to a
length of general purpose flexible cord, and may include a throughc.
ord switch. Power Supply Cord for Ranges and Dryers — This is a power supply
cord consisting of a general-use nondetachable power supply cord
constructed using Type SRD or SRDT flexible cable. The flexible cable
may employ a neutral conductor which is two AWG sizes smaller than
the other circuit conductors, but not smaller than 10 AWG.
Outdoor Use Power Supply Cord — This is a power supply cord
assembled with outdoor type flexible cord. It is for use with portable outdoor
appliances.
Power Supply Cord for Recreational Vehicles — This is an outdoor use
power supply cord with the outer surface of the flexible cord marked ‘‘For
Recreational Vehicle Use: ___ Amps.’’
Power Supply Cord for Mobile Home — This is an outdoor use power
supply cord with the outer surface of the flexible cord marked ‘‘For Mobile
Home Use: ___ Amps.’’
Power Supply Cord – Special Use — A special use power supply cord is
intended for restricted use and incorporates special design features (such as
special cords and fittings) for a specific application. Each is provided with
marking pertinent to its proper use, and/or limitations and electrical rating.
Detachable Types
Detachable Power Supply Cord — A detachable power supply cord consists
of a length of flexible cord assembled with (1) an attachment plug or
current tap as a line fitting at one end and (2) a single outlet load fitting
(appliance coupler) at the opposite end. It is intended for use and packaging
wit.h appliances. It may be one of the following types: Detachable Power Supply Cord Having an Appliance Plug — This is
a power supply cord, not less than 2 feet long, with an appliance plug as
a.load fitting. Detachable Power Supply Cord Having a Flatiron Plug — This is a
power supply cord, not less than 6 feet long, having a heater cord and a
.flatiron plug as a load fitting. Detachable Power Supply Cord for Appliances Rated Not Greater
Than 50 W — This is a power supply cord for use with hand-held appliances
rated 50 W or less and having a load fitting (appliance coupler) for
use with electric shavers, electric scissors, electric combs, and the like.
Detachable Power Supply Cord – Special Use — A special use detachable
power supply cord is intended for restricted use and incorporates special
design features (such as special cords and fittings) for a specific application.
Each is provided with marking pertinent to its proper use, and/or limitations
and electrical rating.
RELATED PRODUCTS
Power supply cords intended for use with waste disposers are investigated
to ANSI/UL 430, ‘‘Waste Disposers,’’ and covered under Waste Disposers,
Sink Mounted (ZDII). Only those power supply cords that have
been investigated to ANSI/UL 430 are permitted to be marked ‘‘Garbage
Disposal Cord,’’ or the equivalent."

From the UL White Book, page 65 http://www.ul.com/regulators/2006WhiteBook.pdf
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What is that called, technically? A plug cord? A pigtail?
A 3-Prong Cord!



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