Extension Cord Elmo Tips – What Is An Edison Connector?

The standard connector found on most extension cords and appliance cables is called an “Edison” connector, named after the famous inventor who brought us so may innovations related to electricity.

The outlets on your walls and counters are the female version of the same thing.

The male connector features parallel blades that are the conductors and newer (and safer) versions of this iconic connector feature a third U shaped pin that grounds the device that uses the connector.