Appliances with pins for insertion into socket-outlets shall not impose undue strain on these socket-outlets. The means for retaining the pins shall withstand the forces to which the pins are likely to be subjected in normal use.
Compliance is checked by inserting the pins of the appliance into a socket-outlet without earthing contact. The socket-outlet has a horizontal pivot at a distance of 8 mm behind the engagement face of the socket-outlet and in the plane of the contact tubes.
The torque that has to be applied to maintain the engagement face of the socket-outlet in the vertical plane shall not exceed 0,25 Nm.
|Loads||2.5 N x 1, 1 N x 1|
|Plugs||UL plug x 1, Australia plug x 1, multipurpose plug x 1|
|Standards||IEC 60884-1, VDE 0620,EN/IEC 60598, IEC 60065, EN/IEC 60335-1.|
|Force arm||0 – 200 mm|
|Distance between contact surface and surface axis||8 mm|