BS 1363-4:2016+A1:2018 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A fused connection units switched and unswitched

BS 1363-4:2016+A1:2018

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

Status : Current   Published : August 2016

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What is this standard about?

This is the fourth 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 1363-2: 2016+A1:2017 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A switched and unswitched socket-outlets
  • BS 1363-3: 2016+A1:2017 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for adaptors
  • 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 fused connection units switched and unswitched.

What’s changed since the last update?

The 2017 amendment to Part 4 makes changes to the test sequences and marking requirements and renumbers the test clauses. 




Standard NumberBS 1363-4:2016+A1:2018
Title13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for 13 A fused connection units switched and unswitched
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 7211, BS 7919, IEC 60417-DB, BS 638-4, BS 1362:1973, The Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994, BS 6007, IEC 60038, BS 6500, BS EN 60664-1:2007, BS EN 50525-2-21:2011, BS 1363-3:2016, BS EN 61180-1:1995, BS EN 61032:1998, BS EN 60664-5:2007, BS EN 50525-2-11:2011, BS 1363-5:2016, BS 6004:2012, BS 219:1977, BS EN 60112:2003+A1:2009, BS 1363-1:2016, BS EN 60695-2-11:2014, BS EN 60529:1992+A2:2013, BS EN 50525-1:2011, BS EN 60664-3:2003+A1:2010, BS EN 60695-10-2:2014, BS 1363-2:2016, BS 4662:2006+A1:2009, BS EN 61140:2016
ReplacesBS 1363-4:1995+A4:2012
Amended ByAmendment, February 2018
Draft Superseded By17/30365277 DC
DescriptorsRated current, Leakage paths, Earthing, Flexible conductors, Damp-air tests, Wear tests, Testing conditions, Fire tests, Dielectric-strength tests, Electrical safety, Fuses, Socket adaptors, Thermal resistance, Plug adaptors, Electric terminals, Electric pins, Impact testing, Environment (working), Electrical testing, Marking, Type testing, Thermal testing, Clearance distances, Electric connectors, Endurance testing, Temperature rise, Corrosion tests, Heating tests, Heat ageing tests, Performance testing, Classification systems
ICS29.120.30
CommitteePEL/23
ISBN978 0 580 51111 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages58
File Size2.142 MB
Price£254.00


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