Definition: IEC is the common name of a power cord or connector used in consumer electronics components. The design standards for IEC connectors are defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission. An IEC connector uses a two or three conductor cable depending on the component. An important benefit of IEC connectors is that they are interchangeable between different products.
Examples:An IEC connector is commonly used as a power cord for computers, receivers, subwoofers and other consumer electronics components.