IEC 60906-2 PDF

For IEC , the – VAC mains plug, see NEMA connector § NEMA 5. For IEC , the extra low voltage connectors, see DC connector § IEC IEC plug. IEC is an international standard designed “to provide a standard for a safe, compact. GOST IEC IEC system of plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes. Part 2. Plugs and socket-outlets 15 A V a.c. and 20 A V . Find the most up-to-date version of IEC at Engineering

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The IEC plugs are smaller than any other European plug with 16 A rating, being only slightly larger than the 2. Socket for new plugs only. Retrieved from ” https: The two types share several characteristics, but Swiss plugs do not fit in IEC sockets v.

IEC standard household plug. Plugs and socket-outlets 16 A V a. It was concluded with wide participation of the manufacturers of plugs and sockets and of electrical and electronic equipment, in July ofwith the publication of the norm ABNT NBR Therefore, there is no compatibility between these grounded 3-pin plugs. Mains power connectors IEC Insulating sleeve around base of L and N pins. Moreover, the Italian plug is rated for up to 10 amperes although a ampere version exists with different and incompatible sizewhile the IEC plugs are rated for 13 amperes.

Ambiguity between line and neutral. Old outlet and plug, Middle: The IEC is similar to the Italian plug CEI 10 A “Type L”with the same front profile shaped as a flat hexagon and the same position of the line and neutral pins the centres spaced 19 mm apart.

IEC plugs are similar in size and shape to the Europlugwith the front profile being a flat hexagon. NBR does not require shutters on the apertures, a further source of non-compliance with IEC From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Ieec, the latter has smaller diameter pins 4. Attempts to standardize European electrical power distribution started already in the early s!

Sockets are required to have shutters for the line and neutral apertures. Beginning January 6906-2, new residential, commercial and industrial wall outlet installations must comply with this new standard, and 6906-2 August 1st, imported electrical devices must comply with Iex regulations. There is no connection for the earthing contact. However, iwc IEC standard explicitly discourages the use of multi-standard sockets, claiming that such sockets are likely to create safety problems when used with plugs from other countries.

However, since 1 Januaryonly type 11 and 12 plugs with partially sleeved line and neutral pins are allowed to be imported and distributed in Switzerland to reduce the risk of electrical shocks.

Retrieved 13 January In common with the Europlug there is an insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pins. Details about plugs dimensions are given in the table below. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Modern injection moulding technology enables robust and safe plugs to be smaller than the Schuko and BS systems, which were designed in the early and mid 20th century respectively.

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The page that gives an overview of South African plugs shows the full socket. South Africa and Brazil are the first countries in the world that have introduced the standard. Details are given below. Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess. In the European Union EU published recommendations advising against the harmonisation of domestic plug and socket systems in the EU.


The IEC and BS systems have some common safety features in that plugs and sockets 6906-2 polarized, and that sockets are required to have shutters for the line and neutral pins. Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess, which eliminates the possibility iiec touching pins under tension with fingers or any object. Use British English Oxford spelling from December All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images.

IEC plugs are rated up to 16A. The pins have a diameter of 4. Practical consequences of the introduction of the new standard are among others: Since only plugs with partially sleeved pins are allowed to be distributed in Switzerland in order to minimize the risk of electric shocks.

The standard was published in as ICE Plugs have partially insulated line and neutral pins.

Details about plug dimensions are given in the table below. The live pins are in contact while exposed. Views Read Edit View history.

Museum of Plugs and Sockets: IEC standard household plug

An insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pin similar to Europlugs is not compulsory. List of International Electrotechnical Commission standards. Offset of earth pin eic from center line. The 3-pin version has a round protective-earth pin of the same length and ie as the line and neutral pins, but with no insulating sleeve.

This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat An advantage of the IEC plug types is smaller physical sizes. Brand name of socket and plug: