Anatomy of a Cord Grip

Brass cord grip

What is a Cord Grip mechanism and how does it work?

A Cord Grip is exactly as its name implies. It’s a piece that normally goes on top of a socket, that securely connects the cable/wire to the socket. It does this through compression on the wire. These are at times referred to as cable restraint mechanisms.

There are 3 main pieces to a cord grip.

  • Cord Grip Cap
  • Plastic Compression Shims
  • Socket Base

Below we have provided examples of how a normal Cord Grip and Cable interact together, and its relationship to the socket.