Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - Part 1: General requirements
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IEC 60320-1:2021 CMV
This document is also valid for appliance inlets/appliance outlets integrated or incorporated in appliances.
This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2015 and Amendment 1:2018. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- introduction of necessary tolerances throughout this document;
- the heating test from edition 2 is reintroduced in 18.2;
- temperature rise added for plug connectors in Clause 21;
- change for better readability in 23.3;
- updated lateral pull test in 23.6 for connectors/plug connectors with separate front parts;
- revision of 24.1 for ball pressure test;
- Clause 27 for glow wire test is updated;
- revision of Annex C for test sequences;
- additional Annex E for additional tests and requirements for appliance couplers intended to be used in ambient temperatures above +35 °C.
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