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Definition: IEC


(International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iec.ch) An organization that sets international electrical and electronics standards founded in 1906. It is made up of national committees from over 60 countries. See ISO/IEC.






An IEC Electrical Connector
There are several IEC 60320 AC power plugs and sockets. This common receptacle (bottom) accepts an AC appliance cord (top) and is found on computers and myriad devices that require 120 volts of electricity.