When Furukawa Electric announced the end of UP-OCC cable production (they own the only machine in the world that produces ohno continuous cast copper cable) instead of being dis-appointed because the UP-OCC cable is so good MCRU set about the task of developing something better to use as a mains power cable. The combination of mains plug, iec connector and cable has to gel, otherwise we could simply use and top end cable and wire plugs on and hope the results better our previous efforts.