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AS/NZS 3122:2021


Approval and test specification — Socket-outlet adaptors

AS/NZS 3122:2021 provides the Australian and New Zealand electrical industry with requirements and test methods for socket-outlet adaptors.
Published: 19/11/2021
Pages: 13
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and application
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.2.1 General requirements of AS/NZS 3100
1.2.2 Specific requirements of this standard
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Prohibited features
5 Safety extra-low voltage outputs
6 Plug and socket portions
7 Insulating materials
8 Terminals and internal connections
8.1 Material
8.2 Construction of terminals
8.3 Polarity sequence
9 Pins and contacts
9.1 Material
9.2 Construction
9.3 Entry or withdrawal of plug pins into a socket portion
9.4 Assembly of pins
10 Exposed metal
11 Means of entry and cord anchorage for flexible cord
11.1 General
11.2 Anchorage
11.3 Side-entry (of the flexible cord) socket-outlet adaptors
12 Non-rewireable socket-outlet adaptors
13 Rating
14 Internal connections
15 Arrangement of earthing connection
16 Prevention of contact with live pins
16.1 During insertion
16.2 Assembly and alignment of covers
17 Clearances
18 Switches
19 Radio interference suppression devices
20 Marking
20.1 Required marking
20.2 Location of marking
20.3 Additional requirements for rewireable socket-outlet adaptors
20.4 Earthing connections
20.5 Live connections
20.5.1 General
20.5.2 Location of marking
20.6 Configuration of socket-outlet adaptor fitted with flat-pins
21 Conformance with tests in AS/NZS 3112
Appendix A
A.1 Scope
A.2 Term and definition
A.3 Socket portions
A.3.1 Socket portion requirements
A.3.2 Socket portion tests
A.3.2.1 Plugs used for testing of socket portions
A.3.2.2 Abnormal insertion
A.3.2.3 Additional tests
A.4 Plug portion
A.5 Protection against live parts
A.6 Prohibited features
A.7 Marking of socket portions
A.8 Additional requirements for lower rated outputs
Cited references in this standard
IEC/TR 60083
Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in member countries of IEC
Approval and test specification — General requirements for electrical equipment
Approval and test specification — Plugs and socket-outlets
Approval and test specification — Insulating mouldings
BS 1363
13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units
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