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IEC 60906-2

3rd Edition, May 1, 2011

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IEC system of plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes – Part 2: Plugs and socket-outlets 15 A 125 V a.c. and 20 A 125 V a.c.



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This part of 60906 applies to the IEC system of plugs and socket-outlets rated 15 A 125 V a.c. and 20 A 125 V a.c. for household and similar purposes, for the connection of equipment to distribution systems having nominal voltages between 100 V and 130 V a.c. in so far as dimensional requirements are concerned.

Socket-outlets in this standard are classified according to intended use, in

a) socket-outlets for circuits where a single earthing circuit provides protective earthing for connected equipment and exposed conductive parts of the socket-outlet, if any;

b) socket-outlets for circuits where electrical noise immunity is desired for the earthing circuit of connected equipment. The equipment earthing circuit is electrically separated from the protective earthing circuit provided for the exposed conductive parts of the socket-outlet, if any.

For plugs and socket-outlets rated 16 A 250 V a.c. for household and similar purposes, refer to IEC 60906-1.