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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It ensures that the protective-earth pin establishes contact before the line and neutral pins. Since only plugs with partially sleeved pins are allowed to be distributed in Switzerland in order to minimize the risk of electric shocks.

IEC 60906-1

Plugs have partially insulated line and neutral pins. Mains power connectors IEC An advantage of the IEC plug types is smaller physical sizes. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Beginning January 1st, new residential, commercial and industrial wall outlet installations must comply with this new standard, and beginning August 1st, imported electrical devices must comply with NBR regulations.

Pins are thicker compared to 10A plugs 4. NBR defines plugs and sockets for either 10A or 20A. In common with the Europlug there is an insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pins.

Retrieved from ” https: The standard was published in as ICE According to the National Institute of Lec Standardization and Industrial Quality in Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards “began discussing the creation of a standard for plugs and sockets In the European Union EU published recommendations advising against the harmonisation of domestic plug and socket systems in the EU.


The IEC has published a brief history about the international standardization of electrical 6906-2 and sockets for domestic use, which is worthwhile reading. They are nominally Plugs and socket-outlets 16 A V a.

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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. REFIT found that “the harmonisation of plug and socket outlet systems in Europe, by introducing changes in national wiring legislations would have important transitional periods above 75 years “and that the cost to “replace the old socket-outlets and the corresponding plugs of the appliances being used ” was estimated at billion Euro, “generating a huge environmental impact, producing some tons of electrical waste”.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The IEC and BS systems have some common safety features in that plugs and sockets are polarized, and that sockets are required to have shutters for the line and neutral pins.

Distance between line and neutral pin. However, the pins of the Type L 10 A are 4 mm in irc as in the Europlug and the earth pin is aligned with the two others no offset is presentmaking the Italian plug unpolarized.

An insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pin similar to Europlugs is not compulsory. Views Read Edit View history. Insulating sleeve around base of L and N pins.

The live pins are in contact while exposed. Details about plug dimensions are given in lec table below. Attempts to standardize European electrical power distribution started already in the early s!

This article is about part one of IEC Ambiguity between line and neutral. Use British English Oxford spelling from December 6090-2 articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images.


The two types share several characteristics, but Swiss plugs do not fit in IEC sockets v. The International Electrotechnical Commission IEC has developed an international standard V household plug 609062- to be used one day everywhere in Europe and other countries with V mains. Details about plugs dimensions are given in the table below.

Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess. The sockets are small enough that two can be installed in the space taken by a single Schuko or BS socket. Retrieved 13 January Sockets 60960-2 required to have shutters for the line and neutral apertures. Eic, there is no compatibility between these grounded 3-pin plugs. 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.

List of International Electrotechnical Commission standards.

Museum of Plugs and Sockets: IEC standard household plug

IEC plugs are rated up to 16A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 12 January They fully comply with the IEC standard.

However, the 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The page that gives an overview of South African plugs shows the full socket. NBR does not require shutters on the apertures, a further source of non-compliance with IEC Old and new multi-standard socketRight: Brand name of socket and plug: