Shunyata Research’s original VENOM-3 power cord became an industry legend due to its incredible performance and low price. Shunyata Research’s new VENOM HC v2 represents the finest performer in designer Caelin Gabriel’s series of reasonably priced power cords.

The Venom HC v2 is available as a C15/15amp IEC with molded plugs and as a C19/20 Amp IEC with a blunt AC end. These both come standard at 1.5 meters.
The Venom HC C19/20 Amp model is a Version 1, has molded plugs and comes standard at 1.75 meters.

For custom length Venom HC cables, please visit the Venom HC Custom page.

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The VENOM HC v2 was designed using Shunyata’s exclusive DTCD® measurement analysis. The VENOM HC v2 is similar in appearance and construction to the VENOM-3, however new custom molded connectors were designed to accommodate the significantly larger conductors. The massive molded AC connector utilizes heavy gauge solid brass contacts and the IEC now uses solid-copper contacts. The outline of the VENOM HC v2’s massive, spiraling OFC conductors can be seen under the extremely flexible dark blue outer jacket.

If your system demands require a high-current power cable, there is no better value in high-performance audio than the VENOM HC v2!

Pure OFC Copper Conductors
– Oxygen free copper
– Large 10 Gauge Conductors

Shunyata Designed Molded Connectors
– Solid Brass AC Contacts (not folded metal)
– Nickel Plating for Corrosion Protection
– Solid-Copper IEC contacts
– Superior Contact Grip
– Crimped and soldered connections
– Expensive, performance oriented fluorocarbon dielectrics

DTCD® Tested
– Designed using the Shunyata Research DTCD® Analyzer
– Ensures maximum instantaneous current capacity

Safety Assurance
– Continuity and Polarity Tests – by two technicians
– HiPOT Tests for each cable
– Cable spools tested for insulation breakdown @ 4,000 VAC


While the VENOM-3 is ideal for higher-end source components and the VENOM-3 performs exceptionally with lower cost peripherals; the VENOM HC v2 is the heavy-hitter of this triad due to its ability to deliver massive current to power conditioners (such as Shunyata’s own HYDRA and VENOM PS8) and to the world’s most power hungry amplifiers.


Ideally for use with:
– HYDRA power conditioners
– Power amplifiers
– High-Current Class A preamplifiers
– Other off-brand power distributors/conditioners

– 1.5m (HC v2 C15, C19 “Blunt”)
– 1.75m (HC v1 C19)
– Dark blue w/ white stripe
– 0.56 inches (14.2mm)
– 10 Gauge
– OFC oxygen free copper
– IEC C15 Molded
– IEC C19 Molded
– US: NEMA 5-20 Molded
– Max Voltage (US): 90-240 VAC (connector dependent)
– Max Voltage (Asia): 90-240 VAC (connector dependent)

– Maximum Instantaneous Voltage: 1250 VAC

– Max continuous current: 20 Amps (connector dependent)
– Max instantaneous current: >200 Amps (800ms)
– Polarity and continuity tests x2 (each cable tested)
– HiPOT Test: 2,000 VAC @ 5s (each cable tested)
– Insulation Breakdown Test: >4,000 VAC @ 2 minutes