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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Details about plug dimensions are given in the table below. The two types share several 660906-2, but Swiss plugs do not fit in IEC sockets v. Therefore, there is no compatibility between these grounded 3-pin plugs.
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The standard was published in as ICE In common with the Europlug there is an insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pins.
IEC plugs are rated up to 16A. Socket for new plugs only. An advantage of the IEC plug types is smaller physical sizes. 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.
IEC standard household plug. Sockets are required to have shutters for the line and neutral apertures. Practical consequences of the introduction of the new standard are among others: NBR does not require shutters on the apertures, a further source of non-compliance with IEC Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess.
IEC plugs are similar in size and shape to the Europlugwith the front profile being a flat hexagon. However, the pins of the Type L 10 A are 4 mm in diameter as in the Europlug and the earth pin is aligned with the two others no offset is presentmaking the Italian plug unpolarized. Retrieved from ” https: Brand name of socket and plug: Details are given below. They fully comply with the IEC standard.
There is no connection for the earthing contact. 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. There are a number of non-compliance issues with IEC 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.
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. Sockets have a 10 mm deep recess, which eliminates the possibility of touching pins under tension with fingers or any object.
The pins have a diameter of 4. Distance between line and neutral pin.
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The live pins are in contact while exposed. South Africa and Brazil are the first countries in the world that have introduced the standard. 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.
Pins are thicker compared to 10A plugs 4.
Retrieved 12 January An insulating sleeve around the base of the line and neutral pin similar to Europlugs is not compulsory. The IEC has published a brief history about the international standardization of electrical plugs and sockets ieec domestic use, which is worthwhile reading.
Retrieved 13 January Offset of earth pin distance from center line.