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  • BS 196:1961

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    SPECIFICATION FOR PROTECTED-TYPE NON-REVERSIBLE PLUGS, SOCKET-OUTLETS CABLE-COUPLERS AND APPLIANCE-COUPLERS WITH EARTHING CONTACTS FOR SINGLE PHASE A.C. CIRCUITS UP TO 250 VOLTS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Withdrawn date:  01-07-2009

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1961

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Cooperating organisations
    Foreword
    Specification
    Section one: General
    1. Scope
    2. Definitions
    Section two: Requirements
    3. Application
    4. Interchangeability
    5. Non-interchangeability
    6. Rated voltage
    7. Rated current
    8. Materials
    9. Method of entry of flexible cord or cable
    10. Earthing of metal parts
    11. Pilot contacts
    12. Creepage distances and clearances
    13. Enclosure of terminals and separation of conductors
    Section three: Construction of plugs and appliance
    inlets
    14. Casing
    15. Contact pins (other than fuse pins)
    16. Terminals (including earthing terminals)
    17. Fused plugs
    18. Screwed clamping rings for weatherproof accessories
    Section four: Construction of socket-outlets and
    connectors
    19. Casing
    20. Socket-outlets and connector contacts
    21. Terminals (including earthing terminals)
    22. Socket-outlets for use on ring and looped circuits
    23. Screwed rings for weatherproof accessories
    Section five: Tests
    24. Tests
    25. Interchangeability
    26. Effectiveness of contact
    27. Test of enclosure for weatherproof models
    28. Humidity and insulation-resistance test
    29. High-voltage test
    30. Temperature rise test
    31. Test for resistance to heat
    32. Test for current -breaking capacity of contacts
    33. Test for mechanical strength of fuse-pins
    34. Cable grip test
    35. Tests for minimum fusing current
    36. Tests to determine current-breaking capacity
         of fuse pin
    37. Test for mechanical strength of plugs and
         connectors
    38. Withdrawal pull test for socket-outlets and plugs,
         and connectors and appliance inlets
    39. Test for protection against electric shock
    40. Impact tests for socket-outlets and appliance
         inlets
    41. Tracking test
    Section six: Marking
    42. Marking of plugs and sockets
    43. Marking of terminals
    Appendices
    A. Plug and socket key and keyway positions for non-
         interchangeability
    B. Gauges
    C. Information to be given with enquiry or order

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Describes nonreversible plugs and sockets with scraping earthing contacts for use in single phase a.c. circuits not greater than 250V. Does not specify a fully detailed design but prescribes dimensions necessary to ensure interchangeability of plugs of different makes both two pole and two pole and pilot contact. Covers effectiveness of contact, enclosure for weatherproof models, humidity and insulation resistance, high voltage, temperature rise and resistance to heat test. Current breaking capacity of contacts, strength of fuse pins, plugs and connectors. Pull test for socket outlets, plugs, connectors and appliance inlets.

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    Committee PEL/23
    Development Note Supersedes CZ(ELE)3800 DC (06/2005)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Withdrawn

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    BS 466:1984 SPECIFICATION FOR POWER DRIVEN OVERHEAD TRAVELLING CRANES, SEMI-GOLIATH AND GOLIATH CRANES FOR GENERAL USE

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    BS 546(1950) : 1950 SPECIFICATION - TWO-POLE AND EARTHING-PIN PLUGS, SOCKET-OUTLETS AND SOCKET-OUTLET ADAPTORS
    BS 74(1949) : LATEST CHARGING PLUGS-AND-SOCKETS FOR ELECTRIC BATTERY VEHICLES
    BS 1778(1951) : LATEST
    BS 1361(1947) : LATEST CARTRIDGE FUSES FOR A.C. CIRCUITS IN DOMESTIC AND SIMILAR PREMISES
    BS 279(1947) : LATEST 100-AMPERE FLAMEPROOF PLUGS AND SOCKETS (RESTRAINED TYPE)
    BS 1395(1948) : LATEST 30 AMPERE FLAMEPROOF PLUGS AND SOCKETS AND CABLE COUPLERS
    BS 1363(1967) : AMD 2680 SPECIFICATION FOR 13 A PLUGS, SWITCHED AND UNSWITCHED SOCKET-OUTLETS AND BOXES
    BS 350(2004) : 2004 CONVERSION FACTORS FOR UNITS
    BS 1598:1964 SPECIFICATION FOR CERAMIC INSULATING MATERIALS FOR GENERAL ELECTRICAL PURPOSES
    BS 2004(1955) : LATEST
    BS 3042(1958) : LATEST STANDARD TEST FINGERS AND PROBES FOR CHECKING PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND THERMAL HAZARD
    BS 3214(1960) : LATEST
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