IEC 60799:2018 specifies requirements for cord sets and interconnection cord sets for household and similar general purpose equipment. It does not apply to cord sets for industrial purposes (with plugs and connectors according to IEC 60309) nor to cord extension sets. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 1998. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- alignment with IEC 60320-1:2015;
- extension to include appliance couplers in accordance with IEC 60320-2-3:- (Under preparation. Stage at the time of publication: IEC/FDIS 60320-2-3:2018).