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IEC 60884-1:2022

Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes - Part 1: General requirements

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Valid from 04.08.2022
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None
Standard history
Status
Date
Type
Name
04.08.2022
Main
06.03.2014
Corrigendum
14.02.2013
Amendment
29.05.2006
Amendment
20.06.2002
Main
IEC 60884-1:2022 applies to plugs and fixed or portable socket-outlets for AC only, with or without earthing contact, with a rated voltage greater than 50 V but not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 32 A, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors. Compatible plugs and socket-outlets, when combined, form a plug and socket-outlet system. Standardized systems used around the world are reported in IEC/TR 60083. The rated current is limited to 16 A maximum for accessories provided with screwless-type terminals. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2002, Amendment 1:2006 and Amendment 2:2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - plugs and socket-outlets incorporating pilot lights; - crimped connections in accessories; - insulation piercing terminals (IPT); - accessories to be used with American Wire Gauge (AWG) cables; - accessories used in T° below −5 °C down to and including −45 °C; - accessories used in T° above +40 °C up to and including +70 °C; - plugs and socket-outlets for high load (HL); - clarification of some definitions; - durability of markings test; - introduction of thermal monitoring in the plug; - requirements for shutters in portable socket-outlets; - test walls for the verification of ingress of water; - rewriting of the temperature rise clause.
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