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Evolution-100 PowerKord UK plug to W320 IEC

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Evolution-100 PowerKord™

The Evolution-100 PowerKord™ is the first in our range of woven PowerKords. An ideal partner for all components, we find it's particularly well suited to preamps and sources – your CD player, streamer and turntable. Many customers also partner it with our PowerBar and X-Block mains extensions. Assess for yourself the improvements it can make (our money-back guarantee gives you 60 days to try it out).

The Evolution-100 PowerKord™ with UK mains plug and W320e IEC connector.

The range has evolved

The new Evolution range of PowerKords feature Kimber’s new high purity copper (higher than in the previous PowerKord models) and our new earth arrangement which reduces the amount of noise induced into the earth by 20 times over the previous model. They really are an evolution of the design that we've loved for the past three decades and are the best performing PowerKords we've made.

Find out more about the new Evolution design
Find out more about the new Evolution design.

Evolution-100 PowerKord™ Features

  • Evolution-100 uses eight separately-insulated Kimber Kable conductors, woven together to reduce Radio Frequency Interference.
  • Progressing from the established 'earth down the centre' woven cable design used in earlier PowerKords, the Evolution-100 features a new, low induced noise earth arrangement where the earth is helically wound around the outside of the weave.
  • It’s not just the earthing arrangement of the new PowerKords that has improved. Kimber have been working on the purity of the copper wire used in the PowerKords' braid; the new Evolution range features a higher purity copper than the older design.
  • The Evolution-100 PowerKord™ is encapsulated in a Noise Reduction sleeving which uses a combination of two strand thicknesses to achieve flexibility and a soft, tactile feel to the cable.
  • High performance mains plugs and IEC connectors are used to ensure a positive, low-resistance connection to your component.

Internal constuction of Evolution-100 showing the braided live and neutral connectors and the helically-wound earth.

Making the right connection

Most Hi-Fi and Home Cinema components - such as your CD player or integrated amp - are fitted with a standard 10A IEC (kettle type) socket. For these, along with our PowerBars™, PowerPurifier™ and X-Blocks™, choose the W320e standard IEC (pictured above, left).

If you are fitting your cable to one of our PowerBlocks™ or older UltraPurifiers™, you'll need to choose the Wattgate W320i high current IEC (pictured above, right).

Wattgate IEC connectors are designed to make a very tight connection to the pins of the IEC socket on your equipment or on our mains extensions - the better the connection, the better the performance. Consequently, they need to be pushed home very firmly. We strongly recommend watching our instructional video before fitting to ensure your Wattgate IEC is connected properly to the equipment.
Instructional Video

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Captive mains lead?

If your equipment has a mains lead fitted directly into the unit that can't be removed, our Male IEC adaptor pack creates an inline IEC socket and lets you upgrade your power cable. Click here for more information.

International plugs available

UK, Euro and US plugs are available on all PowerKords. Other international plugs are also available - Contact Us for more information.

From left to right: UK, Euro and US plugs

Optional Upgrades

We offer a number of additions and treatments to take the performance of your Evolution-100 PowerKord™ to the next level: these options are at the top of the page close to the 'Add to Basket' button. To find out more about the options, click on what’s this? next to the icons.


8 high conductivity oxygen free electrolytic VariStrand copper conductors
Kimber’s unique woven cable geometry for effective interference rejection
Teflon insulation
Helically wound, low induced noise earth
Flexible Noise Reduction sleeving
Russ Andrews edition Wattgate W320 EVO IEC plug fitted as standard. Wattgate plugs feature Deep Cryogenic Treatment (DCT)
UK, EURO and USA mains plug options
Hand built in the UK
Lifetime Warranty

“the Evolution-100 PowerKord provides fundamental sonic benefits”
Read more about the Hi-Fi Pig review here

"in short, the Evolution-100 reveals its value as an excellent-quality mains cable that comes highly recommended as an upgrade"

Read more about the Hi-Fi Choice review here

Is the Evolution-100 PowerKord for you?
We’re very confident it will be but we also offer our Risk-Free 60-day home trial so you can listen and decide for yourself. Find out more.
25 Year Warranty
Evolution-100 PowerKords come with a Lifetime Guarantee - this means we will cover against manufacturing faults and defects for a minimum of 25 years. Find out more
Cable Upgrade Scheme
We offer up to 100% part-exchange value when you return your Russ Andrews power cable and upgrade to a new, higher quality, Evolution PowerKord. Find out more.
Customer Reviews
Overall product rating 5 / 5
5 / 5

reviewed by Kenny
04 Dec 2023
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Evolution 100 - Brilliant Product"
I bought a 2m run to feed my X Block and two 1m Kords for my Pre and Power amps. The difference from my previous Yello cables was apparent straight out of the box. The soundstage has improved and the top end is way better. Just took another delivery of one for my CD. Don't be swayed by the anti believers on forums who have never tried this type of upgrade. Happy I took the plunge.
5 / 5

reviewed by Emmet Harte
30 Dec 2021
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Evolution 100"
I bought 2 in September: one to be plugged into my X6 Block from my Ultra Socket, and one for my Panasonic Plasma ZT60 - the only way they are going back to Russ Andrews, is for an upgrade.
5 / 5

18 Apr 2021
Yes, I recommend this product.
I have fitted a 2m Evolution-100 PowerKord to my X6 block for my Linn tri-amp active system running Majik 109 speakers for three months. It has smooth, quiet operation with a clearer, more open and relaxed sound. All the devices are grounded to RF router as well. It is excellent - highly recommended.
5 / 5

reviewed by Richard Pickup
21 Jan 2021
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Beware: May Cause Unexpected Adventures In Hi-Fi"
I already own the previous model of this power chord and was intrigued to try out the new Evolution iteration on my headphone amp. After respecting the burn-in period I was really happy with the results.

I did however, make the 'mistake' of trialling it on my CD player by way of an experiment and the results were thrilling. An order for another one has followed as a result.

If you like hi-fi you will doubtless face tricky choices along the upgrade path. It's hard not to replace components with similar ones unless your budget really increases. Thankfully, in the meantime we have Russ's products that bring real benefits at a much smaller outlay. Please note that further adventures in hi-fi may ensue after purchase.