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Evolution-500 PowerKord UK plug to W350 Rhodium IEC

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Evolution-500 PowerKord™

The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ is the best of our PowerKord™ range. With 24 high purity copper braided conductors the Evolution-500 is the the ideal cable to use with any component, and is well-matched when used with mid-range and higher end kit. It's also an ideal choice if opting for a cable for connecting your mains extension or Balanced Mains Unit to the wall socket. Assess for yourself the improvements it can make (our money-back guarantee gives you 60 days to try it out).

The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ with our Audio Quality UK mains plug and W350e Rhodium 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-500 PowerKord™ Features

  • Evolution-500 uses twenty four 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-500 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-500 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 Audio Quality mains plugs and IEC connectors are used to ensure a positive, low-resistance connection to your component.

Internal constuction of Evolution-500 showing the braided live and neutral conductors 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 W350e Rhodium 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 W350 High Current Rhodium IEC (pictured above, right).

The Evolution-500 PowerKord comes fitted with the top-of-the-range Rhodium-plated IEC connectors as standard.

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.
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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

The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ is supplied with standard non-plated Audio Quality UK mains plugs, or non-plated Euro and US mains plugs. For maximum performance, rhodium plated mains plugs are available.

From left to right: UK AQ-Rhodium 13A plug, Euro W390RH plug and US W330 RH plug which all feature rhodium-plated surfaces

Optional Upgrades

We offer a number of additions and treatments to take the performance of your Evolution-300 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.


24 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
8AWG Conductors
Russ Andrews edition Rhodium plated Wattgate W350 EVO IEC plug fitted as standard. Wattgate plugs feature Deep Cryogenic Treatment (DCT)
Audio Quality UK, EURO and USA mains plug options
UK versions incorporate a Russ Andrews 13A fuse
Hand built in the UK
Lifetime Warranty

"it punches above its weight. It’s a cable of great balance... the PowerKord Evolution 500 is easily one of the best in its class"
Read more about the Hi-Fi Plus review here
60 Day Money Back Guarantee
Evolution-500 PowerKords are covered by our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee: audition them in your own system for two months. Find out more.
25 Year Warranty
Evolution-500 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 existing Russ Andrews power cable and upgrade to a new Evolution PowerKord higher up the range. Find out more.
Customer Reviews
Overall product rating 5 / 5
5 / 5

reviewed by Dave Matthews
05 Jan 2023
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Best Upgrade Yet!"
I had an Evolution-500 for Christmas to go with my X6 Block, it is a beautifully made cable and has been powered up since I had it. Already the difference is incredible, I was using power cables from another well known manufacturer but this baby is in a different league! Needless to say I will be changing all of my cables to the 500 now bit by bit to spread the cost, what a fun journey ahead!
5 / 5

reviewed by Taweewut Petcharat
23 Mar 2021
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Very High Performance Powerkord."
I have fitted Evolution PowerKord 500 with my Linn active system which upgraded follow Russ Guide. This is a significant improvement in all aspects. I enjoy the clearer sound of the violin while the double bass gives a fantastic sound of the individual notes than ever and the singing voice is crystal clear. Very high performance powerkord.