Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes
|Publication Date:||1 January 1981|
This standard is applicable to :
- two-pole appliance couplers for a.c. only, with and without earthing contact, with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V and a rated current not exceeding 16 A, for household and similar general purposes and intended for the connection of a supply flexible cable or cord to electric appliances or other electric equipment for 50 Hz or 60 Hz supply;
- cord sets incorporating connectors of such appliance couplers.
Appliance inlets integrated in or incorporated in appliances or other equipment are within the scope of this standard. The dimensional and general requirements of this standard apply to such inlets, but certain tests may not be relevant:
The requirements for connectors are based on the assumption that the temperature of the pins of the corresponding appliance inlets does not exceed:
65°C for connectors for cold conditions;
120°C for connectors for hot conditions;
155°C for connectors for very hot conditions.
Appliance couplers complying with this standard are suitable for use at ambient temperatures not normally exceeding 25 OC, but occasionally reaching 35°C.
Appliance couplers complying with the standard sheets in this standard are intended for the connection of equipment having no special protection against moisture; for the connection of other equipment and of equipment which is subject to spillage of liquid in normal use, additional requirements are necessary.
Special constructions may be required:
- in locations where special conditions prevail, for example, as in ships, vehicles and the like;