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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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Since only plugs with partially sleeved pins are allowed to be distributed in Switzerland in order to minimize the risk of electric shocks. Offset of earth pin distance from center line. Therefore, there is no compatibility between these grounded 3-pin plugs. IEC plugs are similar in size and shape to the Europlugwith the front profile being a flat hexagon.

List of International Electrotechnical Commission standards. Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess, which eliminates the possibility of touching pins under tension with fingers or any object. IEC plugs are rated up to 16A.

Socket for new plugs only. 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.

The two types share several characteristics, but Swiss plugs do not fit in IEC sockets v. However, since 1 Januaryonly type 11 and 12 plugs with partially sleeved line and neutral pins ief allowed to be imported and distributed in Switzerland to reduce the risk of electrical shocks.

Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess.

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In common with the Europlug there is an insulating sleeve around the base of the line and iex 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.


The IEC plugs are smaller than any other European plug with 16 A rating, being only slightly larger than the 2. Retrieved 13 January This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Pins are thicker compared to 10A plugs 4. Details about plugs dimensions are given in the table below.

The 3-pin version has a round protective-earth pin of the same length and diameter as the line and neutral pins, but with no insulating sleeve. South Africa and Brazil are the first countries in the world that have introduced the standard. Details about plug dimensions are given in the table below.

It ensures that the protective-earth pin establishes contact before the line and neutral pins. However, the latter has smaller diameter pins 4. A label can be inserted to mark the voltage of the local network. NBR defines plugs and sockets for either 10A or 20A.

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Details are given below. There is no connection for the earthing contact. An insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pin similar to Europlugs is not compulsory.

Old and new multi-standard socketRight: Old outlet and plug, Middle: Although it looks similar to the Swiss SEV plug, its dimensions are different. 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”.


Retrieved from ” https: This article is about part one of IEC Brand name of socket and plug: The International Electrotechnical Commission IEC has developed an international standard V household plug system, to be used one day everywhere in Europe and other countries with V mains. NBR does not require shutters on the apertures, a further source of non-compliance with IEC 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.

According to the National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality in Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards “began discussing the creation of a standard for plugs and sockets They are nominally The standard was published in as ICE Attempts to ic European electrical power distribution started already in the early s!

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The pins have a diameter of 4. Archived from the original on Plugs iiec socket-outlets 16 A V a. 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. Use British English Oxford spelling from December All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Pages using multiple image with uec scaled images.

The live pins are in contact while exposed.