Power Cords Plug Guide

Guide to Worldwide Power Cors Plug

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Welcome to the DCpowercord guide to worldwide power cord plug. Please scroll through the list below until you find the country you are looking for. Note that information provided for developing countries is not precise.

Guide to Worldwide Power Cors Plug

What are power cord plugs?

Power cord plugs allow electronic devices to connect to available power outlets. Power cords can carry Alternating Current (AC) or Direct Current (DC). An example of AC power would be the power that is provided by a standard wall outlet in a home or office. An example of DC power would be the power that is provided by a battery. There are several different types of power plugs and interfaces that are used all over the world. The power plugs shown here are some of the more common power cables plug used Worldwide.

Guide to Specifying Power Cords

What power cord plug is required?

What is your destination country?

How many amps and volts? (i.e. 10A/125V, 10A/250V, etc.)

How many conductors? (Most common 2 หรือ 3)

The common power cord plug used in North America

What are power cord plugs?

Power cord plugs allow electronic devices to connect to available power outlets. Power cords can carry Alternating Current (AC) or Direct Current (DC). An example of AC power would be the power that is provided by a standard wall outlet in a home or office. An example of DC power would be the power that is provided by a battery. There are several different types of power plugs and interfaces that are used all over the world. The power plugs shown here are some of the more common power cables plug used Worldwide.

NEMA 1-15-P power plug

NEMA 1-15-P Rated 15A/125V

Available polarized (Wide blade) or non-polarized

The Nema 1-15-P power plug is normally referenced as a 2-prong plug that fits into a standard 110V AC wall outlet. It has two flat blades, just like the NEMA 5-15-P power plug, but has no ground pin. Another end is a female mating outlet, called a 1-15-R (R forreceptacle”). Most current versions of this plug have one blade slightly wider than the other.

Molded Twist Lock Cord Sets

The use of twist locks is becoming increasingly more common when the flow of continuous power is critical. The useof the twist lock ensures that once the plug has been inserted and turned (“locked”), the plug cannot be removed by tripping over a wire or by similar accidents. The twist lock mirrors the nomenclature of the NEMA standards in regards to amperage and voltage rating but differs significantly in plug shape and configuration.

Continental Europe Type: CEE 7/7 (VII) “Schuko plug”

The Continental Europe power plug has two round pin contacts and two grounding clips on the sides of the plug body, allowing the plug to be inserted in sockets without regard to polarization. Only in France and Belgium is this plug polarized because of the permanently mounted pin in the socket which mates with the hole in the plug face. A very similar power cord plug is used in South Korea. This plug will cover 75% of the European market. Available with splash proof collar (shown) providing IP44 rating.

This Schuko power cord plug will be used everywhere in Europe except the UK, สวิตเซอร์แลนด์, Italy, and Denmark

Europlug

For low amperage (2.5A 250V) ungrounded applications the Europlug (EN50075) can be used throughout Europe, except in the UK and Switzerland

Japan power cord plug

The Japanese power cord plug and the EN60320 C13 connector are specified in JIS 8303. Cord sets exported to Japan require PSE approval and CTI. The Japan power cord plug configurations for Japan mirror the NEMA standards used in North America, with one major exception. Japanese mains occasionally do not provide for grounding and a molded two-prong plug with a grounding fork can be used to ground the cord set to the wall socket.

Use of medical-grade plugs can be required by some hospitals in Japan, but this is a very infrequent request.

BS 1363 United Kingdom (British power cord plug)

As with most things, the Brits do things completely different than the rest of Europe with regard to their plug configuration. The British power cord plug must have an internal fuse. 3AMP, 5AMP, 10AMP, or 13AMP fuses. The most commonly used fuse is the 13 แอมป์.

The British power plugs must be approved by ASTA or BSI for the UK, by PSB in Singapore, and Saudi Arabia has implemented a Product Conformity Program requiring a Certificate of Conformity also referred to as a SASO CoC to be cleared through Customs. The G-Mark for Low-Voltage Electrical products is regulated by the Gulf Technical Regulation for LowVoltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01) and is required for products shipped to the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman. Saudi Arabia will accept the G Mark as well.

New Zealand/Australia power cord plug

The Australian power cord plug can be approved by one of five state agencies. The standard Australian power cord plug is 10A/250V rated, but 15A and 20A models are available. Australian standard AS/NZS 3112 has been updated and as of April 3, 2005, requires the use of insulated line

and neutral pins.

For hospital applications, a clear power plug is recommended, but not required.

Argentina power cord plug

The Argentine power cord plug mirrors the Australian, except for three major differences: the power plug pins are 1 mm longer, no safety contacts are required and the pin polarity is reversed. The IRAM approval is required.

China power cord plug

The 10A Chinese power cord plug also mirrors the Australian, except that the contact pins are 1 mm longer and they are required to have the CCC approval.

นอกจากนี้, there is a 16A, 250V power cord plug under the standard GB 2099.1-2008, GB 1002-2008.

China has implemented the Regulation for Pollution Control of Electronics Products (WEEE) to mirror the European RoHS

Brazil power cord plug

As of January 1, 2010, Brazil requires the new power plugs under standard NBR14136. The new Brazil power cord plug is very similar to the Swiss standard.

There are now two-conductor and three-conductor standards in place.

South Africa/India power cord plug

The South Africa power cord plug uses the old British style defined in BS546. For S. Africa the SABS approval to SANS 164-1 is required.

India power cord plug is per IS1293. BIS approval is now required on the power cord and the internal color code is now Black, Red, เขียว/เหลือง, making it impossible to have one cord approved for both India and S. Africa.

Israel power cord plug

The Israel power cord plug is defined in SI-32 and can be used in applications up to 16A/250V.

The Europlug is used for 2 conductor applications

South Korea power cord plug

The South Korean power cord plug standard mirrors the Continental European power cord plug, except that it required the KC approval mark (shown below). The cable type has been revised from the Japanese standard of the past to the European cable nomenclature.

As of 2012, the old KETI mark has been replaced by the KC (Korean Certification) mark. KETI approval documentation allows the manufacture to apply the KC mark.

Taiwan power cord plug

All power cord products to be used within Taiwan are required to have the BSMI certification and mark. The BSMI mark is issued by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

The Taiwan power cord plug mirrors the NEMA standards of North America, but the cabling is based on the Japanese system, the most common type being VCTF3x1.25mm.

Thailand power cord plug

Thailand has set a new standard TIS 166-2549. Within the standard is 2 และ 3 conductor pin configurations, both having semi-insulated pins.

Both Thailand power cord plugs will be used in conjunction with European cable.

SUMMARY

Despite efforts within Europe, North America, and elsewhere to bring about harmonization of safety standards for electrical equipment, including power cords, there are still many different regulations, testing, and certification procedures that may need to be taken into account to meet legislative requirements in the various territories where such equipment will be sold. Understanding all of these is a challenge.

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