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IEC 60884-1:2022

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

General information
Valid from 04.08.2022
Directives or regulations
None

Standard history

Status
Date
Type
Name
07.12.2023
Corrigendum
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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