IEC 60884-1:2022 ED4

Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes - Part 1: General requirements IEC 60884-1:2022 ED4

Publication date:   Aug 4, 2022

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60.60 Standard published   Aug 4, 2022


TC 23/SC 23B

International Standard

29.120.30   Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers



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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.
The contents of the corrigendum of November 2023 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60884-1:2022 ED4
60.60 Standard published
Aug 4, 2022


IEC 60884-1:2022/COR1:2023 ED4