BS 8546:2016+A1:2018 Travel adaptors compatible with UK plug and socket system. Specification

BS 8546:2016+A1:2018

Travel adaptors compatible with UK plug and socket system. Specification

Status : Current   Published : April 2016



What is this standard about?

This British Standard specifies requirements for the construction, rating, marking, dimensions and testing of travel adaptors intended for the temporary connection of electrical equipment. It applies to travel adaptors having at least one plug or socket‑outlet portion compatible with BS 1363 plugs and socket‑outlets, which are suitable for the connection of a non‑BS 1363 plug, or to a non‑BS 1363 socket‑outlet.

Travel adaptors incorporating USB circuits for charging devices are also covered by this standard.

This British Standard applies to travel adaptors intended for use in household, commercial and light industrial premises where:

• the nominal supply voltage does not exceed 250 V a.c. single‑phase, 50 Hz to 60 Hz; or

• the rated current of the travel adaptor does not exceed 13 A and is not less than 5 A.

Travel adaptors within the scope of this British Standard do not convert voltage.

This British Standard excludes adaptors conforming to BS 1363‑3 and conversion plugs conforming to BS 1363‑5.

Standard NumberBS 8546:2016+A1:2018
TitleTravel adaptors compatible with UK plug and socket system. Specification
Publication Date30 April 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 4800, BS 5733, BS 1362, BS EN 60664-3, BS 1363-5, BS EN 50525-1, BS EN 60269, BS 1363-3, BS EN 60127, BS EN 60060-1, BS 2572, BS EN 61558-2-6, BS EN 1652, BS EN 60950-1, BS EN 60664-5, BS EN 61558-2-16, BS EN 61000-6-3, BS 1858, BS EN 62368-1, BS EN 61000-6-1, BS EN 62680-1-1, BS 1363-4, BS 6004:2012, BS EN 10270-1:2001, BS EN 60695-10-2:2014, BS 1363-2:1995+A4:2012, BS EN 60112:2003+A1:2009, BS 1363-1:1995+A4:2012, BS 4662:2006+A1:2009, BS EN 61032:1998
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 60664-1:2007, IEC/TR 60083, BS EN 60417
ReplacesBS 8546:2016
Amended ByAmendment, October 2018
Draft Superseded By18/30377193 DC
DescriptorsElectrical components, Labels, Marking, Electric connectors, Plug adaptors, Torsion testing, Test equipment, Electric plugs, Electric sockets
ISBN978 0 539 00891 3
File Size2.149 MB

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