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  • AS/NZS 3120:1999

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    Approval and test specification - Cord extension sockets

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1999

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3120:1999 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION-CORD EXTENSION SOCKETS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - 1 SCOPE
    6 - 2 APPLICATION
    6 - 2.1 General requirements of AS/NZS 3100
    6 - 2.2 Specific requirements of this Standard
    6 - 3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    6 - 4 DEFINITION
    7 - 5 EXEMPTIONS FOR EXTRA-LOW VOLTAGE SOCKETS
    7 - 6 LIMITATION OF OUTLETS
    7 - 7 TERMINALS AND INTERNAL CONNECTIONS
    7 - 7.1 Material
    7 - 7.2 Construction of terminals
    7 - 8 CONTACTS
    7 - 8.1 Material
    7 - 8.2 Construction
    7 - 8.3 Depth of contacts
    8 - 9 DIMENSIONS
    8 - 9.1 Pin entry apertures for flat-pin plugs
    8 - 9.2 Socket face projection
    8 - 9.2.1 Socket face of sockets rated at 10 A
    8 - 9.2.2 Configurations covered
    9 - 9.3 Socket face of sockets rated at 15 A
    9 - 10 ARRANGEMENT OF EARTHING CONNECTIONS
    9 - 11 INSULATING MATERIALS
    9 - 12 ATTACHMENT OF COVERS
    9 - 13 EXTERNAL SHAPE
    9 - 13.1 General
    9 - 13.1.1 10 A and 15 A sockets with 360° projection
    9 - 13.1.2 15 A without a 360° projection and 20 A sockets
    10 - 13.2 Pendant type sockets
    10 - 13.3 Other than pendant type sockets
    10 - 13.4 Finger grip
    10 - 14 EXPOSED METAL
    10 - 15 MEANS OF ENTRY AND CORD ANCHORAGE FOR FLEXIBLE CORD
    11 - 16 RATINGS
    11 - 16.1 Voltage rating
    11 - 16.2 Current rating
    11 - 17 INTERNAL CONNECTIONS
    11 - 18 PREVENTION OF CONTACT WITH LIVE PINS
    11 - 18.1 Assembly
    11 - 18.2 During normal insertion
    12 - 18.3 During other than normal insertion
    12 - 19 FUSES
    12 - 20 SWITCHES
    12 - 21 MARKING
    12 - 21.1 Required marking
    13 - 21.2 Location of marking
    13 - 21.3 Additional requirements for rewirable sockets
    13 - 21.4 Earthing connections
    13 - 21.5 Live connections
    13 - 21.5.1 General
    13 - 21.5.2 Location of marking
    13 - 21.6 Configuration of sockets intended for flat-pin plugs
    13 - 22 TESTS
    13 - 22.1 General
    14 - 22.2 Withdrawal force test
    15 - 22.3 Tumbling barrel test
    15 - 22.4 Insulation resistance test No. 1
    15 - 22.5 High voltage test
    16 - 22.6 Current breaking test
    16 - 22.7 Test of temperature rise
    17 - 22.8 Insulation resistance test No. 2
    17 - 22.9 Flexible cord anchorage test
    17 - 22.10 Test of earthing connection
    18 - 22.11 Test for attachment of covers
    18 - 22.12 Test for the fixing of contacts in resilient or thermoplastic sockets
    18 - 22.13 Additional tests for non-rewirable sockets

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    Specifies essential safety requirements for cord extension sockets intended to be used at extra-low and low voltages. This Standard is to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3100.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out essential safety requirements for cord extension sockets, as defined in Clause 4, intended for use at extra-low or low voltages.This Standard does not apply to cord extension sockets which are enclosed within an appliance in such a way that they are not exposed to personal contact, or which are intended for use solely where they will be so enclosed.

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    Committee EL-004
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published in Australia as AS C120-1938.Redated 1947.Redated 1950.Redated 1951.Redated 1954.Redated 1964.Revised and redesignated AS 3120-1981.Second edition 1987.Third edition 1990.Jointly revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3120:1993.Fifth edition 1999. First published in Australia as AS C120-1938. Redated 1947. Redated 1950. Redated 1951. Redated 1954. Redated 1964. Revised and redesignated AS 3120-1981. Second edition 1987. Third edition 1990. Jointly revised and redesignated AS/NZS 3120:1993. Fifth edition 1999.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 3350.1:1994 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances General requirements
    AS/NZS 3350.1:2002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - General requirements (IEC 60335-1:1991, MOD)
    AS/NZS 3100:1997 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 3112:1993 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 3133:2003 Approval and test specification - Air break switches
    AS/NZS 3123:2005 Approval and test specification - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application
    AS/NZS 3123:1994 Approval and test specification - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application
    AS/NZS 3109.1:1996 Approval and test specification - Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes General requirements
    AS/NZS 3112:2004 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 3121:2002 Approval and test specification - Insulating mouldings (Reconfirmed 2020)

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    AS/NZS 3122:2005 Approval and test specification - Socket-outlet adaptors
    AS/NZS 3105:2002 Approval and test specification - Electrical portable outlet devices
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    AS/NZS 3002:2008 Electrical installations - Shows and carnivals
    AS/NZS 61535.1(INT):2001 Installation couplers General requirements
    AS/NZS 3190:2002 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 3131:2001 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets for stationary appliances
    AS/NZS 3197:2005 Approval and test specification - Portable electrical control or conditioning devices
    AS/NZS 3004.2:2008 Electrical installations - Marinas and recreational boats Recreational boats installations
    AS/NZS 3199:2007 Approval and test specification - Cord extension sets
    AS/NZS 3003:2011 Electrical installations - Patient areas
    AS/NZS 3197:1993 Approval and test specification - Portable electrical control or conditioning devices
    AS/NZS 4763:2011 Safety of portable inverters
    AS/NZS 3190:2009 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 3002:2002 Electrical installations - Shows and carnivals
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    AS/NZS 3004.1:2008 Electrical installations - Marinas and recreational boats Marinas
    AS/NZS 3105:1998 Approval and test specification - Electrical portable outlet devices
    AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical installations - Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies
    AS/NZS 3156:1995 Approval and test specification - Electric lawnmowers
    AS/NZS 3004:2002 Electrical installations - Marinas and pleasure craft at low-voltage
    AS/NZS 3012:2003 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
    AS/NZS 60320.1:2004 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes General requirements (IEC 60320-1, Ed. 2.0 (2001) MOD)
    AS 3190-1994 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 4763(INT):2006 Safety of Portable Inverters
    AS/NZS 60320.2.2:2004 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes Interconnection couplers for household and similar equipment (IEC 60320-2-2, Ed. 2.0 (1998) MOD) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3122:1993 Approval and test specification - Socket-outlet adaptors
    AS/NZS 3199:2000 Approval and test specification for cord extension sets - Cord extension sets
    SAA HB37.2-1993 Handbook of Australian fire Standards Electrical equipment (Reconfirmed 2016)
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