This power cord is designed to work with laptops and other electronic equipment that use a 3-slot power cord. The female connector plugs directly into laptop while the male connector plugs into a standard outlet.
IEC-320-C5 is a polarized power socket often found on the power supplies used by notebook computers. The C5 connector has three round prongs arranged in a triangular fashion. One common slang term for this plug is Mickey Mouse connector.