Quick Disconnect System

Quick Disconnect System for your tools

I know, i cant be the only one that gets tired of wrapping up the cords to the tools every time its in the way or when your ready to clean up for the day. I think i have came up with a quick disconnect system to install on yours tools. I use a combination of IEC connectors and came up with a “festool like” system for cord management.

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Heavy Duty Cord 14AW 6ft
Tool Side or Male IEC Connector 10A
Power cord side or Female IEC non-locking Connector 10A 
Power cord side or Female IEC locking Connector 10A

Tool Side or Male IEC Connector 10A

Lets Start with the tool. You for sure want to use this connector. As the tool does have power unless plugged in the connector is safe to have to exposed terminals.  Use the male connector. (Note: the linked connectors are rated for 10A. Make sure your tools doesn’t pull more then 10A)

Tip: Cut the cord a little longer then needed for the connector.

Tip: When installing the rubber protective tip. Try to push it into the tools rubber protective sleeve.

Tip: Most likely your tool will not have a ground. No worries it’s not needed to complete the circuit. If the tool has a ground it most likely rate more then 10A and these connectors will not work.

Power cord side or Female IEC non-locking Connector 10A 
Power cord side or Female IEC locking Connector 10A

Now the power Cord. Your going to use this connector. As the power cord has power to it, while plugged in, be sure to use the female connector.  Using  the female connector will prevent any shorts that may happen as the terminal are concealed. (Note: the linked connectors are rated for 10A. Make sure your tools doesn’t pull more then 10A)

Tip: This is a locking female IEC connector. This allows the conncetion to remain solid during your tool use. Pull back on the red section to release the plug.

Tip: You may want to make a cord with a ground. This is a female IEC non-locking connector added to a spare 14AWG extension cord. Another option would be to add one to a extension cord reel like this and hang it in the middle of your shop on the ceiling. You of course could use the locking female connector as well.

This is what I’ve done so far. A 4.5A router, a 3A Sander, 1 cord with no ground and locking connector, and 1 cord with ground without locking connector.

Up next will be these. All are rated 10A or less. Non of them need ground.

Witch side is more organized in your eyes?