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Our mains cables come in two different ranges: PowerBlack and Solid Silver
The PowerBlack range of mains cables is our reference series of mains cable. It is built with three 2.5 sq. mm pure copper cores and is double shielded using two separate layers - a densely woven braiding of copper, and a dielectric film to ensure that the cable is extremely well shielded from any external sources of interference and performs far better than our Regular Shielded range. This interference (often referred to as Radio Frequency Interference, RFI or Electro-Magnetic Interference, EMI) manifests itself as a high-frequency 'noise' on the otherwise smooth sine wave of the AC mains supply, and can drastically impair the performance of hi-fi components.
Every PowerBlack cable comes fitted with a ferrite core as standard, in order to suppress any interference that is already present in your mains supply, which can enter your supply before it reaches a section of our shielded cable. These ferrites are an extremely effective upgrade, and are available for purchase separately in our DIY Supplies section.
The PowerBlack IEC cable is available in any length, with a choice of a wide range of plugs.
Mains Plug Options
We fit the MK toughplug as standard to our PowerBlack cables and a transparent UK mains plug to our Regular Shielded cables as standard, but can also fit mains plugs for Europe (Schuko type), Australia and the US, as well as male IEC connectors if you need an IEC-IEC cable. We can also fit multi-way Hydra mains plugs if you want multiple outputs from a single mains plug (UK plug only, 2 to 4 outputs). In addition, we hold several silver-plated versions of these plug types in stock, so please ask if you have a specific request.
End Plug Options
We can fit a large range of end plugs or extension sockets to either mains cable range - IEC connectors in brass or silver-plated versions, silver-plated C7 (figure-8) connectors, C20 'High Current' connectors, extension sockets in both plastic and metal-bodied versions, 3-pole Bulgin connectors for use with vintage equipment (Leak, Quad etc), XLR-LNE connectors, and several others. We can also supply C5 'Mickey Mouse' adaptors. Please ask if you have a specific requirement.