BS 1363-2:2016+A1:2018 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A switched and unswitched socket-outlets

BS 1363-2:2016+A1:2018

13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A switched and unswitched socket-outlets

Status : Current   Published : August 2016

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What is this standard about?

This is the second in a long-established five-part series of British Standards covering the UK’s national electrical power plug and socket outlet system. By law, all UK electrical appliances must be supplied with a BS 1363 plug and all installations must include BS 1363 outlets.

The other four parts in the series are: 

  • BS 1363-1: 2016+A1:2017 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for rewirable and non-rewirable 13 A fused plugs
  • BS 1363-3: 2016+A1:2017 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for adaptors
  • BS 1363-4: 2016+A1:2017 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A fused connection units switched and unswitched
  • BS 1363-5: 2016 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for fused conversion plugs

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of electrical accessories and cord sets
  • Manufacturers of electrical equipment
  • Test houses
  • Manufacturers of other plug-in items, e.g. power supplies, battery chargers and other small items of electronic equipment who need to evaluate connecting pins, dimensions and compatibility with sockets

Why should you use this standard?

The BS 1363 series provides essential requirements for the safety, construction, electrical and mechanical testing, dimensional accuracy and markings of the UK national electrical power plug and socket outlet system. 

As such the series ensures that the millions of plugs, sockets and adaptors in use in the UK and overseas, and made by many different manufacturers, will fit together and function correctly, safely and reliably even after many insertions.

This part of the series sets out essential requirements for 13 A switched and unswitched socket-outlets.

What’s changed since the last update?

The 2017 amendment to Part 2 makes changes to the: 

  • Test sequences
  • Marking requirements
  • Evaluation of terminals and terminations



Standard NumberBS 1363-2:2016+A1:2018
Title13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A switched and unswitched socket-outlets
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 August 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS IEC 61051-2:1992+A1:2009, BS EN 60112:2003+A1:2009, BS EN 60669-2-1:2004+A12:2010, BS EN 62368-1:2014, BS 4662:2006+A1:2009, BS 6004:2012, BS EN 61643-311:2013, BS EN 61643-331:2003, BS EN 60695-10-2:2014, BS EN 61558-2-6:2009, BS 1363-3:2016, BS EN 60664-5:2007, BS EN 60529:1992+A2:2013, BS EN 61000-6-1:2007, BS 1363-1:2016, BS 2572:1990, IEC 60038, BS 1362:1973, BS 638-4, IEC 60417-DB, BS EN 50525-2-71:2001, BS 7211, The Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994, BS 6500, BS 6007, BS 7919, BS EN 50525-2-12:2011, BS EN 61140:2016, BS EN 60893-3-4:2004+A1:2012, BS EN 60664-3:2003+A1:2010, BS EN 50075:1991, BS EN 61000-6-3:2007+A1:2011, BS 219:1977, BS EN 62680-1-1:2015, BS EN 61643-321:2002, BS 1363-5:2016, BS EN 61180-1:1995, BS EN 61558-2-16:2009+A1:2013, BS 1363-4:2016, BS EN 61032:1998, BS 1363:1984, BS EN 50525-2-21:2011, BS EN 50525-2-11:2011, BS EN 60695-2-11:2014, BS EN 50525-1:2011, BS EN 60950-1:2006+A2:2013, BS EN 60664-1:2007
ReplacesBS 1363-2:1995+A4:2012
Amended ByAmendment, February 2018
Draft Superseded By17/30365273 DC
DescriptorsDrop tests, Test equipment, Mechanical testing, Impact testing, Earthing, Heat ageing tests, Flexible conductors, Clearance distances, Fire tests, Electric connectors, Endurance testing, Calibration, Fuse-links, Damp-air tests, Leakage paths, Electrical safety, Bend testing, Electric sockets, Breaking capacity, Corrosion tests, Pull-out tests, Thermal testing, Electrical testing, Heating tests, Testing conditions, Type testing, Dielectric-strength tests, Resistance measurement, Electrical insulation, Electric socket contacts, Electric terminals, Environment (working), Marking, Temperature rise
ICS29.120.30
CommitteePEL/23
ISBN978 0 580 51109 7
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages92
File Size3.869 MB
Price£274.00


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