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    Approval and test specification - Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for general industrial application

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

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  17-02-2005

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies essential safety requirements for plugs, socket-outlets, cable couplers and appliance couplers for operation at 50Hz, with a rated voltage not exceeding 660V and a rated current not exceeding 315A intended for general industrial use. It is intended to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS3100.

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    This Standard sets out the requirements for plugs and socket-outlets, cable couplers and appliance couplers for operation at 50 Hz, with a rated voltage not exceeding 660 V and a rated current not exceeding 315 A, primarily intended for general industrial use, either indoors or outdoors.This Standard applies to plugs and socket-outlets, cable couplers and appliance couplers (referred to in this Standard as 'accessories') for use when the ambient temperature does not normally exceed 40°C.The use of accessories (see Note 1) in building sites and in agricultural, commercial and domestic situations is not precluded.Appliance inlets incorporated in, or fixed to, electrical equipment are within the scope of this Standard.This Standard does not apply to accessories that comply with AS/NZS 60320.1 and AS/NZS 3112 and which are primarily intended for domestic and similar general purposes, nor to accessories that comply with AS 2380.1 and are intended for explosive atmospheres.The configurations shown in this Standard depict standardized Australian and New Zealand industrial plugs, socket-outlets, cable couplers and appliance couplers for operation at 50 Hz.This Standard may be applied to configurations and contact types other than those depicted herein, providing all appropriate (to that type) requirements of this Standard are complied with.Devices that comply with IEC 60309-1 are deemed to comply with the appropriate requirements of this Standard.

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    Committee EL-004
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 10/06/2016.This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2016 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 10/06/2016
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS C317-1958.Revised and redesignated as AS 3123-1987.Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 3123:1994.Third edition 2000.Fourth edition AS/NZS 3123:2005.Reconfirmed 2016. Originated as AS C317-1958. Previous edition AS/NZS 3123:2000. Fourth edition AS/NZS 3123:2005. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (July 2020).

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

    AS/NZS 5000.1:2003 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV
    AS/NZS 5000.2:2006 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 450/750 V (Reconfirmed 2017)
    NZS 3000:1997 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES AND PREMISES
    AS/NZS 3112:2004 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 60112:2003 Method for the determination of the proof and the comparative tracking indices of solid insulating materials
    AS/NZS 5000.2:1999 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 450/750 V
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 3947.3:2001 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units
    AS/NZS 5000.3:2003 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated Multicore control cables (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 60335.1:2002 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety General requirements (IEC 60335-1 Ed 4.2, MOD)
    AS/NZS 3133:2003 Approval and test specification - Air break switches
    AS 60529-2004 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code) (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 3191:2003 Electric flexible cords
    AS/NZS 60320.1:2004 Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes General requirements (IEC 60320-1, Ed. 2.0 (2001) MOD)
    AS 2380.1-1989 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Explosion-protection techniques General requirements (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS/NZS 5000.1:2005 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV (Reconfirmed 2017)
    NZS 3019:2004 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IN-SERVICE TESTING
    SNZ HB 6117:2014 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS IN DAIRY SHEDS

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    AS/NZS 3001:2001 Electrical installations - Relocatable premises (including caravans and tents) and their site installations
    AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
    AS/NZS 3108:1994 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for isolating transformers and safety isolating transformers
    AS/NZS 3003:2018 Electrical installations - Patient areas
    AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical installations - Generating sets
    AS/NZS 3002:2008 Electrical installations - Shows and carnivals
    AS/NZS 3131:2001 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets for stationary appliances
    AS/NZS 60950.1:2011 Information technology equipment - Safety General requirements (IEC 60950-1, Ed. 2.0 (2005), MOD)
    AS/NZS 60745.1:2009 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools-Safety General requirements (IEC 60745-1 Ed 4, MOD) (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 61558.1:2008 Safety of Power Transformers, Power Supplies, Reactors and Similar Products General requirements and tests (IEC 61558-1 Ed 2, MOD)
    AS/NZS 5033:2005 Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays
    AS/NZS 3003:2011 Electrical installations - Patient areas
    AS 2144:2014 Traffic signal lanterns
    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
    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 3004.1:2008 Electrical installations - Marinas and recreational boats Marinas
    AS/NZS 4703:2007 Electrical wiring in furniture (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 3120:2011 Approval and test specification - Cord extension sockets
    AS/NZS 60065:2012 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements (IEC 60065, Ed.7.2 (2011) MOD)
    AS 60204.1-2005 Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines General requirements (IEC 60204-1, Ed. 5 (FDIS) MOD)
    AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical installations - Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies
    AS 3439.4-1995 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies - Particular requirements for assemblies for construction sites (ACS)
    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 3190:2016 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 4763(INT):2006 Safety of Portable Inverters
    AS/NZS 3350.1:2002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - General requirements (IEC 60335-1:1991, MOD)
    AS/NZS 3112:2017 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Unamended Hardcopy + Amendments) Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 3190:2011 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 3112:2004 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
    SAA HB37.2-1993 Handbook of Australian fire Standards Electrical equipment (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3120:1999 Approval and test specification - Cord extension sockets
    AS/NZS 3112:2011 Approval and test specification - Plugs and socket-outlets
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