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    Approval and test specification - Electric flexible cords

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1996

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3191:1996 APPROVAL AND TEST SPECIFICATION-ELECTRIC FLEXIBLE CORDS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    9 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    9 - 1.1 SCOPE
    9 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    9 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    9 - 1.3.1 Approximate value
    10 - 1.3.2 Core
    10 - 1.3.3 Flexible cord
    10 - 1.3.4 Maximum continuous conductor temperature
    10 - 1.3.5 Multicore cord
    10 - 1.3.6 Pitch circle diameter
    10 - 1.3.7 Routine tests
    10 - 1.3.8 Sample tests
    10 - 1.3.9 Type tests
    10 - 1.3.10 Voltage designation
    10 - 1.4 MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS CONDUCTOR TEMPERATURE
    10 - 1.5 VOLTAGE DESIGNATION
    12 - SECTION 2 THERMOPLASTIC PVC OR CROSSLINKED ELASTOMER INSULATED FLEXIBLE CORDS
    12 - 2.1 CONDUCTORS
    12 - 2.2 INSULATION
    12 - 2.2.1 Material
    12 - 2.2.2 Application
    13 - 2.2.3 Thickness
    13 - 2.2.4 Tests
    13 - 2.2.5 Criteria
    13 - 2.2.6 Core identification
    13 - 2.3 LAY-UP OF CORES
    13 - 2.4 FILLERS AND BINDERS
    14 - 2.5 SCREENS
    14 - 2.5.1 Composite braid screen
    16 - 2.5.2 All copper braid screen
    16 - 2.6 SHEATH
    16 - 2.6.1 Material
    17 - 2.6.2 Application
    17 - 2.6.3 Thickness
    17 - 2.6.4 Tests
    17 - 2.6.5 Criteria
    17 - 2.6.6 Colour
    17 - 2.7 NON-METALLIC BRAID
    17 - 2.8 MARKING
    17 - 2.8.1 Information to be marked
    18 - 2.8.2 Means of marking
    19 - 2.8.3 Marking of coils or reels
    19 - 2.9 TESTS
    20 - 2.10 CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS
    20 - 2.10.1 General
    23 - 2.10.2 Construction of 250/250 V crosslinked elastomer insulated, textile braided 2- and 3-core flexible cords
    24 - 2.10.3 Construction of 250/440 V crosslinked elastomer insulated and sheathed ordinary duty 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-core...
    25 - 2.10.4 Construction of 250/250 V crosslinked elastomer insulated, unprotected single-core flexible cords
    26 - 2.10.5 Construction of 250/440 V crosslinked elastomer insulated, sheathed, screened and overall sheathed 2-, 3- and 4...
    27 - 2.10.6 Construction of 250/440 V R-S-150 crosslinked elastomer insulated and GP-150-S sheathed ordinary duty 2- and 3...
    28 - 2.10.7 Construction of 250/250 V R-S-150 crosslinked elastomer insulated, glass fibre braided, single-, 2- and 3-core...
    29 - 2.10.8 Construction of 250/440 V ordinary duty or 0.6/1 kV heavy duty thermoplastic PVC insulated, unprotected single...
    30 - 2.10.9 Construction of 250/250 V thermoplastic PVC insulated, unprotected, parallel-webbed 2-core flat flexible cords
    31 - 2.10.10 Construction of 250/440 V thermoplastic PVC insulated and sheathed, ordinary duty 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-core circular...
    32 - 2.10.11 Construction of 250/440 V thermoplastic PVC insulated and sheathed, ordinary duty 2-core flat flexible cords
    33 - 2.10.12 Construction of 250/250 V thermoplastic PVC insulated and sheathed, light duty 2-core flat, and 2- or 3-core...
    34 - 2.10.13 Construction of 250/250 V thermoplastic PVC insulated, textile braided 2- and 3-core flexible cords
    35 - 2.10.14 Construction of 250/440 V thermoplastic PVC insulated, sheathed, screened and overall sheathed 2-, 3- and 4-core...
    36 - 2.10.15 Construction of 0.6/1 kV crosslinked elastomer insulated and sheathed, heavy duty single-core flexible cords
    37 - 2.10.16 Construction of 0.6/1 kV thermoplastic PVC insulated and sheathed, heavy duty single-core flexible cords
    38 - 2.10.17 Construction of 0.6/1 kV crosslinked elastomer insulated and sheathed, heavy duty 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-core circular...
    39 - 2.10.18 Construction of 0.6/1 kV thermoplastic PVC insulated and sheathed, heavy duty 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-core circular...
    40 - SECTION 3 CROSSLINKED PVC INSULATED FLEXIBLE CORDS
    40 - 3.1 CONDUCTORS
    40 - 3.2 INSULATION
    40 - 3.2.1 Material
    40 - 3.2.2 Application
    40 - 3.2.3 Thickness
    40 - 3.2.4 Tests
    40 - 3.2.5 Criteria
    40 - 3.2.6 Core identification
    41 - 3.3 LAY-UP OF CORES
    41 - 3.4 FILLERS AND BINDERS
    42 - 3.5 SHEATH
    42 - 3.5.1 Material
    42 - 3.5.2 Application
    42 - 3.5.3 Thickness
    42 - 3.5.4 Tests
    42 - 3.5.5 Criteria
    42 - 3.5.6 Colour
    43 - 3.6 TEXTILE BRAID
    43 - 3.7 MARKING
    43 - 3.7.1 Information to be marked
    43 - 3.7.2 Means of marking
    44 - 3.7.3 Marking of coils or reels
    44 - 3.8 TESTS
    44 - 3.9 CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS
    44 - 3.9.1 General
    46 - 3.9.2 Construction of 250/440 V crosslinked PVC insulated and sheathed, ordinary duty 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-core circular...
    47 - 3.9.3 Construction of 250/440 V crosslinked PVC insulated and sheathed, ordinary duty 2-core flat flexible cords
    48 - 3.9.4 Construction of 250/250 V crosslinked PVC insulated and sheathed, light duty 2-core flat, and 2- or 3-core circular...
    49 - 3.9.5 Construction of 250/250 V crosslinked PVC insulated, textile braided 2- and 3- core flexible cords
    50 - SECTION 4 THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER INSULATED FLEXIBLE CORDS
    50 - 4.1 GENERAL
    50 - 4.2 CONDUCTORS
    50 - 4.3 INSULATION
    50 - 4.3.1 Material
    50 - 4.3.2 Application
    50 - 4.3.3 Thickness
    50 - 4.3.4 Tests
    50 - 4.3.5 Criteria
    50 - 4.3.6 Core identification
    51 - 4.4 LAY-UP OF CORES
    51 - 4.5 FILLERS AND BINDERS
    51 - 4.6 SCREENS
    51 - 4.7 SHEATH
    51 - 4.7.1 Material
    52 - 4.7.2 Application
    52 - 4.7.3 Thickness
    52 - 4.7.4 Tests
    52 - 4.7.5 Criteria
    52 - 4.7.6 Colour
    52 - 4.8 TEXTILE BRAID
    52 - 4.9 MARKING
    52 - 4.9.1 Information to be marked
    53 - 4.9.2 Means of marking
    53 - 4.9.3 Marking of coils or reels
    53 - 4.10 TESTS
    53 - 4.11 CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS
    53 - 4.11.1 General
    55 - 4.11.2 Construction 250/250 V thermoplastic elastomer insulated, textile braided 2- and 3-core flexible cords
    56 - 4.11.3 Construction of 250/250 V thermoplastic elastomer insulated, textile braided circular kink resistant 2- and 3-core...
    57 - 4.11.4 Construction of 250/440 V thermoplastic elastomer insulated and sheathed, ordinary duty 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-core...
    58 - 4.11.5 Construction of 250/440 V thermoplastic elastomer insulated, sheathed, screened and overall sheathed 2-, 3- and 4...
    59 - SECTION 5 GLASS FIBRE INSULATED FLEXIBLE CORDS
    59 - 5.1 CONDUCTORS
    59 - 5.2 INSULATION
    59 - 5.2.1 Material
    59 - 5.2.2 Application
    59 - 5.2.3 Thickness
    59 - 5.2.4 Core identification
    60 - 5.3 LAY-UP OF CORES
    60 - 5.4 FILLERS
    60 - 5.5 GLASS FIBRE PROTECTIVE BRAID
    60 - 5.6 MARKING
    60 - 5.6.1 Information to be marked
    60 - 5.6.2 Means of marking
    60 - 5.6.3 Marking of coils or reels
    61 - 5.7 TESTS
    61 - 5.8 CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS
    61 - 5.8.1 General
    63 - 5.8.2 Construction of 0.6/1 kV glass fibre insulated and glass braid protected single-, 2- and 3-core flexible cords
    64 - 5.8.3 Construction of 0.6/1 kV glass fibre insulated, unprotected, single-core flexible cords
    65 - SECTION 6 THERMOPLASTIC FLUOROPOLYMER INSULATED FLEXIBLE CORDS
    65 - 6.1 CONDUCTORS
    65 - 6.2 INSULATION
    65 - 6.2.1 Material
    65 - 6.2.2 Application
    65 - 6.2.3 Thickness
    65 - 6.2.4 Core identification
    65 - 6.3 MARKING OF COILS OR REELS
    66 - 6.4 TESTS
    67 - 6.5 CONSTRUCTION AND DIMENSIONS
    68 - APPENDIX A - PURCHASING GUIDELINES
    69 - APPENDIX B - NOTES ON CALCULATION OF DIMENSIONS OF FLEXIBLE CORDS
    69 - B1 APPROXIMATE OVERALL DIMENSIONS
    69 - B2 TOLERANCE
    69 - B3 DIMENSIONAL ALLOWANCE
    71 - APPENDIX C - TEST FOR RESISTANCE TO HEAT OF TEXTILE BRAIDS
    71 - C1 GENERAL
    71 - C2 APPARATUS
    71 - C2.1
    71 - C2.2
    71 - C2.3
    71 - C2.4
    71 - C3 SAMPLE
    71 - C4 PREPARATION
    71 - C5 TEST PROCEDURE
    71 - C6 CRITERIA
    73 - APPENDIX D - AS/NZS 3191 REPLACEMENT CORDS FOR IEC CORDS
    74 - AMENDMENT CONTROL SHEET

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    Specifies construction, dimensions and tests for flexible cords insulated with thermoplastic or crosslinked PVC, thermoplastic or crosslinked elastomers, glass fibre or thermoplastic fluoropolymers for working voltages up to and including 250/250 volt, 250/440 V or 0.6/1 kV.

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    This Standard specifies construction, dimensions and tests for flexible cords insulated with thermoplastic or crosslinked PVC, thermoplastic or crosslinked elastomers, glass fibre or thermoplastic fluoropolymers which, dependent on cord type, are designed for working voltages up to and including 250/250 V, 250/440 V or 0.6/1 kV. Compliance with this Standard does not necessarily imply suitability for end use. End applications shall be considered to ensure appropriate cord selection.NOTES:1 This Standard is intended to apply only to flexible cords of the types and sizes which are included. It is not intended, however, that other types or sizes of flexible cord should be precluded from use, and regulatory authorities will consider the issue of a Certificate of Suitability for connection to the supply mains under the non-declared scheme for other types and sizes as they are developed. Any application for such certification should be accompanied by a description of the flexible cord.2 Purchasing guidelines are contained in Appendix A.3 AS/NZS 3350 series of appliance Standards is being issued, nominating flexible cords to IEC 227 and IEC 245. Appendix D will facilitate the selection of cords to AS/NZS 3191, which should replace the designated IEC cords.

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    Committee EL-003
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 3191:1996 see DR 96452. Amendment 2 to AS/NZS 3191:1996 See DR 97471 CP. Amendment 4 see DR 01381 CP. Under Revision see DR 02436 First published in Australia in part as AS C147-1950.
    Second edition 1955.
    AS C158 first published 1959.
    Second edition 1965.
    Third edition AS C147-1967.
    Fourth edition 1969.
    Fifth edition 1972.
    Part of AS C147-1972 and AS C158-1965 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 3191-1974.
    Second edition 1981.
    Third edition 1991.
    Fourth edition 1994.
    First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3191:1994.
    Revised and designated AS/NZS 3191:1996. First published in Australia in part as AS C147-1950. Second edition 1955. AS C158 first published 1959. Second edition 1965. Third edition AS C147-1967. Fourth edition 1969. Fifth edition 1972. Part of AS C147-1972 and AS C158-1965 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 3191-1974. Second edition 1981. Third edition 1991. Fourth edition 1994. First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3191:1994. Revised and designated AS/NZS 3191:1996.

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