Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - Part 2-4: Couplers dependent on appliance weight for engagement (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

2016-12-06 - TC deliver Annex ZZ which should be sent to the Consultant during the IEC/CDV translation period & thereafter attached to the lt file when the CDV is launched

Gerätesteckvorrichtungen für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche allgemeine Zwecke - Teil 2-4: Gerätesteckvorrichtungen mit vom Gerätegewicht abhängiger Kupplung (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

Connecteurs pour usages domestiques et usages généraux analogues - Partie 2-4: Connecteurs à connexion par gravité (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

NEW!IEC 60320-2-4:2018 est disponible sous forme de IEC 60320-2-4:2018 RLV qui contient la Norme internationale et sa version Redline, illustrant les modifications du contenu technique depuis l'édition précédente.L’IEC 60320-2-4:2018 est applicable aux connecteurs bipolaires pour courant alternatif seulement, avec ou sans contact de mise à la terre, de tension assignée ne dépassant pas 250 V et de courant assigné ne dépassant pas 16 A, pour usages domestiques et généraux analogues, destinés à l'incorporation ou à l'intégration dans des appareils électriques d’utilisation ou dans d’autres matériels électriques réalisés par assemblage et alimentés à 50 Hz ou 60 Hz et qui dépendent du poids de l'appareil d’utilisation pour assurer un engagement correct. Cette deuxième édition annule et remplace la première édition parue en 2005 et l’Amendement 1:2009. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente: - L’IEC 60320-2-4 s’aligne avec l’IEC 60320-1:2015. - L’IEC 60320-2-4 s’aligne avec l’IEC 60335-1 et avec l’IEC 60335-2-15. Les connecteurs de l’IEC 60320-2-4 sont incorporés dans les appareils d’utilisation conçus et fabriqués pour ces normes. À cet effet, une attention particulière est apportée au 14.2 et à l’Article 20. - Il est également désormais proposé que les connecteurs avec contacts auxiliaires soient pris en considération.

Spojni elementi za gospodinjske aparate in podobne namene - 2-4. del: Aparatne spojke, izdelane v odvisnosti od mase aparata (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021
01-oktober-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 60320-2-4:2007
SIST EN 60320-2-4:2007/A1:2010
Spojni elementi za gospodinjske aparate in podobne namene - 2-4. del: Aparatne
spojke, izdelane v odvisnosti od mase aparata (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - Part 2-4: Couplers

dependent on appliance weight for engagement (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

Gerätesteckvorrichtungen für den Hausgebrauch und ähnliche allgemeine Zwecke - Teil

2-4: Gerätesteckvorrichtungen mit vom Gerätegewicht abhängiger Kupplung (IEC 60320

-2-4:2018)
Connecteurs pour usages domestiques et usages généraux analogues - Partie 2-4:
Connecteurs à connexion par gravité (IEC 60320-2-4:2018)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021
ICS:
29.120.30 Vtiči, vtičnice, spojke Plugs, socket-outlets,
couplers
SIST EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 60320-2-4
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
March 2021
ICS 29.120.20 Supersedes EN 60320-2-4:2006 and all of its
amendments and corrigenda (if any)
English Version
Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes -
Part 2-4: Couplers dependent on appliance weight for
engagement
(IEC 60320-2-4:2018)
Connecteurs pour usages domestiques et usages généraux
Gerätesteckvorrichtungen für den Hausgebrauch und

analogues - Partie 2-4: Connecteurs à connexion par ähnliche allgemeine Zwecke - Teil 2-4:

gravité Gerätesteckvorrichtungen mit vom Gerätegewicht
(IEC 60320-2-4:2018) abhängiger Kupplung
(IEC 60320-2-4:2018)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2018-08-03. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

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Turkey and the United Kingdom.
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Ref. No. EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021 E
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EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021 (E)
European foreword

The text of document 23G/402/FDIS, future edition 2 of IEC 60320-2-4, prepared by IEC/TC 23G:

"Appliance couplers" of IEC technical committee 23: "Electrical accessories" was submitted to the IEC-

CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) 2021-09-19
implemented at national level by publication of
an identical national standard or by
endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards (dow) 2024-03-19
conflicting with this document have to be
withdrawn

This document supersedes EN 60320-2-4:2006 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission

and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive

2014/35/EU.

For the relationship with EU Directive 2014/35/EU see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part

of this document.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60320-2-4:2018 was approved by CENELEC as a

European Standard without any modification.
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EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021 (E)
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)

applies.

NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:

www.cenelec.eu.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC/TR 60083 2015 Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and
similar general use standardized in
member countries of IEC
IEC 60068-2-31 - Environmental testing - Part 2-31: Tests - EN 60068-2-31 2008
Test Ec: Rough handling shocks, primarily
for equipment-type specimens
IEC 60068-2-60 - Environmental testing - Part 2-60: Tests - EN 60068-2-60 2015
Test Ke: Flowing mixed gas corrosion test
IEC 60068-2-75 - Environmental testing - Part 2-75: Tests - EN 60068-2-75 2014
Test Eh: Hammer tests
IEC 60112 - Method for the determination of the proof EN 60112 2003
and the comparative tracking indices of + A1 2009
solid insulating materials
EN 50525 series
IEC 60227 series Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated
voltages up to and including 450/750 V
EN 50525 series
IEC 60245 series Rubber insulated cables - Rated voltages
up to and including 450/750 V
IEC 60320 series Appliance couplers for household and EN 60320 series
similar general purposes -
IEC 60320-1 2015 Appliance couplers for household and EN 60320-1 2015
similar general purposes - Part 1: General
requirements
IEC 60320-3 2014 Appliance couplers for household and EN 60320-3 2014
similar general purposes - Part 3: Standard
sheets and gauges
Dated as no equivalent European Standard exists.
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EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021 (E)
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year

IEC 60335-1 (mod) 2010 Household and similar electrical appliances EN 60335-1 2012

- Safety - Part 1: General requirements
- - + A11 2014
- - + AC 2014
- - + A13 2017
+ A1 (mod) 2013 + A1 2018
+ A2 2016 + A2 2018
IEC 60417 - Graphical symbols for use on equipment. - -
Index, survey and compilation of the single
sheets.
IEC 60529 2013 Degrees of protection provided by - -
enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60664-1 2007 Insulation coordination for equipment EN 60664-1 2007
within low-voltage systems - Part 1:
Principles, requirements and tests
IEC 60695-2-10 2000 Fire hazard testing -- Part 2-10: EN 60695-2-10 2001
Glowing/hot-wire based test methods -
Glow-wire apparatus and common test
procedure
IEC 60695-2-11 2000 Fire hazard testing -- Part 2-11: EN 60695-2-11 2001
Glowing/hot-wire based test methods -
Glow-wire flammability test method for
end-products
IEC 60695-2-12 2000 Fire hazard testing -- Part 2-12: EN 60695-2-12 2001
Glowing/hot-wire based test methods -
Glow-wire flammability test method for
materials
IEC 60695-2-13 2000 Fire hazard testing -- Part 2-13: EN 60695-2-13 2001
Glowing/hot-wire based test methods -
Glow-wire ignitability test method for
materials
IEC 60695-10-2 - Fire hazard testing - Part 10-2: Abnormal EN 60695-10-2 2014
heat - Ball pressure test method

IEC 60695-11-5 2016 Fire hazard testing - Part 11-5: Test flames EN 60695-11-5 2017

- Needle-flame test method - Apparatus,
confirmatory test arrangement and
guidance
IEC 60695-11-10 - Fire hazard testing - Part 11-10: Test EN 60695-11-10 2013
flames - 50 W horizontal and vertical flame
test methods
IEC 60730 series Automatic electrical controls EN 60730 series
IEC 60730-2-11 - Automatic electrical controls for household EN 60730-2-11 2008
and similar use - Part 2-11: Particular
requirements for energy regulators
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EN IEC 60320-2-4:2021 (E)
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60999-1 - Connecting devices - Electrical copper EN 60999-1 2000
conductors - Safety requirements for
screw-type and screwless-type clamping
units - Part 1: General requirements and
particular requirements for clamping units
for conductors from 0,2 mm2 up to 35 mm2
(included)
IEC 61032 - Protection of persons and equipment by EN 61032 1998
enclosures - Probes for verification
IEC 61058 series Switches for appliances EN IEC 61058 series
ISO 9772 2012 Cellular plastics -- Determination of - -
horizontal burning characteristics of small
specimens subjected to a small flame
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Annex ZZ
(informative)
Relationship between this European standard and the safety
objectives of Directive 2014/35/EU [2014 OJ L96] aimed to be
covered

This European standard has been prepared under a Commission’s standardisation request relating to

harmonised standards in the field of the Low Voltage Directive, M/511, to provide one voluntary means

of conforming to safety objectives of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the

Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the

making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

[2014 OJ L96].

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive,

compliance with the normative clauses of this standard given in Table ZZ.1 confers, within the limits of

the scope of this standard, a presumption of conformity with the corresponding safety objectives of

that Directive, and associated EFTA regulations.

Table ZZ.1 – Correspondence between this European standard and Annex I of Directive

2014/35/EU [2014 OJ L96]
Safety objectives of Clause(s) / sub-clause(s) of this
Remarks / Notes
Directive 2014/35/EU EN
Clause 8
(1)(a)
Clause 4, 9, 12, 13.5,13.4
(1)(b)
see below detailed clauses
(1)(c)
Clause 4, 8.6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
(2)(a)
14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and
Clause 17, 19, 20, 21, 25 and 27
(2)(b)
N. A.
(2)(c)
Clause 15, 20, 22, 26
(2)(d)
Clause 16, 22 and 23
(3)(a)
Clause 14, 22, 24 and 28
(3)(b)
Clause 21 and 22
(3)(c)

WARNING 1: Presumption of conformity stays valid only as long as a reference to this European

standard is maintained in the list published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Users of this

standard should consult frequently the latest list published in the Official Journal of the European

Union.
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WARNING 2: Other Union legislation may be applicable to the product(s) falling within the scope of

this standard.
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IEC 60320-2-4
Edition 2.0 2018-06
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes –
Part 2-4: Couplers dependent on appliance weight for engagement
Connecteurs pour usages domestiques et usages généraux analogues –
Partie 2-4: Connecteurs à connexion par gravité
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
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ELECTROTECHNIQUE
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ICS 29.120.30 ISBN 978-2-8322-5824-8

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 7

4 General requirements ...................................................................................................... 8

5 General notes on tests .................................................................................................... 8

6 Standard ratings .............................................................................................................. 8

7 Classification ................................................................................................................... 9

8 Marking ......................................................................................................................... 10

9 Dimensions and compatibility ........................................................................................ 11

10 Protection against electric shock ................................................................................... 12

11 Provision for earthing .................................................................................................... 13

12 Terminals and terminations ............................................................................................ 13

13 Construction .................................................................................................................. 13

14 Moisture resistance ....................................................................................................... 14

15 Insulation resistance and electric strength ..................................................................... 15

16 Forces necessary to insert and withdraw the connector/appliance outlet ........................ 16

17 Operation of contacts .................................................................................................... 17

18 Resistance to heating of appliance couplers for hot conditions or very hot

conditions ...................................................................................................................... 17

19 Breaking capacity .......................................................................................................... 18

20 Normal operation ........................................................................................................... 19

21 Temperature rise ........................................................................................................... 20

22 Cords and their connection ............................................................................................ 21

23 Mechanical strength ...................................................................................................... 21

24 Resistance to heat and ageing....................................................................................... 22

25 Screws, current-carrying parts and connections ............................................................. 22

26 Clearances, creepage distances and solid insulation ..................................................... 23

27 Resistance of insulating material to heat, fire and tracking ............................................ 29

28 Resistance to rusting ..................................................................................................... 30

29 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements ........................................................ 30

Annex AA (normative) Needle-flame test .............................................................................. 31

Annex BB (normative) Apparatus for the test of 14.102 ........................................................ 32

Annex C (normative) Test schedule ..................................................................................... 33

Figure 101 – Examples of clearances ................................................................................... 26

Figure BB.1 – Apparatus for the test of Subclause 14.102 .................................................... 32

Table 101 – Test voltages ..................................................................................................... 16

Table 102 – Ratings for the tests of Clause 20 ...................................................................... 20

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Table 103 – Rated impulse voltage ....................................................................................... 24

Table 104 – Minimum clearances .......................................................................................... 24

Table 105 – Minimum creepage distances for basic insulation .............................................. 28

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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APPLIANCE COUPLERS FOR HOUSEHOLD
AND SIMILAR GENERAL PURPOSES –
Part 2-4: Couplers dependent on appliance
weight for engagement
FOREWORD

1) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote

international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To

this end and in addition to other activities, IEC publishes International Standards, Technical Specifications,

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with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in accordance with conditions determined by

agreement between the two organizations.

2) The formal decisions or agreements of IEC on technical matters express, as nearly as possible, an international

consensus of opinion on the relevant subjects since each technical committee has representation from all

interested IEC National Committees.

3) IEC Publications have the form of recommendations for international use and are accepted by IEC National

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Publications is accurate, IEC cannot be held responsible for the way in which they are used or for any

misinterpretation by any end user.

4) In order to promote international uniformity, IEC National Committees undertake to apply IEC Publications

transparently to the maximum extent possible in their national and regional publications. Any divergence

between any IEC Publication and the corresponding national or regional publication shall be clearly indicated in

the latter.

5) IEC itself does not provide any attestation of conformity. Independent certification bodies provide conformity

assessment services and, in some areas, access to IEC marks of conformity. IEC is not responsible for any

services carried out by independent certification bodies.

6) All users should ensure that they have the latest edition of this publication.

7) No liability shall attach to IEC or its directors, employees, servants or agents including individual experts and

members of its technical committees and IEC National Committees for any personal injury, property damage or

other damage of any nature whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, or for costs (including legal fees) and

expenses arising out of the publication, use of, or reliance upon, this IEC Publication or any other IEC

Publications.

8) Attention is drawn to the Normative references cited in this publication. Use of the referenced publications is

indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60320-2-4 has been prepared by subcommittee 23G: Appliance

couplers, of IEC technical committee 23: Electrical accessories.
This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005 and
Amendment 1:2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous

edition:
a) IEC 60320-2-4 is aligned with IEC 60320-1:2015.

b) IEC 60320-2-4 is aligned with IEC 60335-1 and IEC 60335-2-15. IEC 60320-2-4 appliance

couplers are incorporated into appliances designed and manufactured to these standards.

To this end, particular attention is drawn to 14.2 and Clause 20.

c) It also now proposes that appliance couplers with auxiliary contacts be considered.

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IEC 60320-2-4:2018 © IEC 2018 – 5 –
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
23G/402/FDIS 23G/404/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this International Standard can be found in

the report on voting indicated in the above table.

This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

This Part 2-4 is to be used in conjunction with IEC 60320-1: Appliance couplers for household

and similar general purposes – Part 1: General requirements. It was established on the basis

of the third edition of that standard (2015).

The clauses of this standard supplement or modify the corresponding clauses of IEC 60320-1.

When a particular subclause or annex of Part 1 is not mentioned in this Part 2-4, the

subclause or annex of IEC 60320-1 applies without modification as far as is reasonable.

Where this standard states “addition”, “modification” or “replacement”, the relevant

requirement, test specification or explanatory matter in IEC 60320-1 should be adapted

accordingly.

Subclauses, figures or tables which are additional to those in Part 1 are numbered starting

from 101. Additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc.
In this particular standard the following print types are used:
• requirements: in roman type;
• test specifications: in italic type;
• explanatory matter: in smaller roman type.

A list of all parts in the IEC 60320 series, published under the general title Appliance couplers

for household and similar general purposes, can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the

stability date indicated on the IEC website under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data related to

the specific document. At this date, the document will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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APPLIANCE COUPLERS FOR HOUSEHOLD
AND SIMILAR GENERAL PURPOSES –
Part 2-4: Couplers dependent on appliance
weight for engagement
1 Scope
This clause of IEC 60320-1 is replaced as follows:

This part of IEC 60320 is applicable to two-pole appliance couplers for alternating current

only, with or without earthing contact, with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V and a rated

current not exceeding 16 A, for household and similar general purposes and intended for

incorporation or integration within electric appliances or other electric equipment of multi-part

construction for 50 Hz or 60 Hz supply which depend on the weight of the appliance to ensure

correct engagement.

This document is also applicable to appliance couplers with auxiliary contacts rated for

alternating current, direct current or both, with a total rated current not exceeding 16 A.

This document is also valid for appliance inlets/appliance outlets integrated or incorporated in

appliances.

NOTE 1 Appliance couplers complying with this document are suitable for use in appliances which are used in an

ambient temperature not normally exceeding 25 °C but occasionally reaching 35 °C. However the ambient

temperature surrounding the appliance coupler can exceed these figures and can be declared by the manufacturer.

It is possible that the maximum working ambient temperature for the appliance inlet and for the connector can be

different.

NOTE 2 Appliance couplers dependent on appliance weight for engagement can be subject to spillage of liquid in

normal use. They are classified according to whether protection against liquid spillage is provided, when installed

in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

NOTE 3 If appliance inlets according to this document are used with appliances or other equipment which can be

subject to spillage of liquid affecting the appliance inlet when the functioning part of the appliance or equipment is

seated on its power base, then protection against moisture is provided by the equipment.

NOTE 4 References to standard sheets within IEC 60320-1 do not apply to appliance couplers dependent on

appliance weight for engagement.
NOTE 5 Special constructions can be required:

• in locations where special conditions can prevail, for example, in ships, vehicles and the like;

• in hazardous locations, for example, where explosions are likely to occur.

NOTE 6 Additional auxiliary contacts can be used as part of the appliance coupler. An example of an auxiliary

contact is a contact used to supply a low power device or used to transmit signals for sensors and to/from a

microprocessor.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their

content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition

cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including

any amendments) applies.
This clause of IEC 60320-1 applies with the following additions:
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IEC TR 60083, Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in

member countries of IEC

IEC 60320-1:2015, Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes – Part 1:

General requirements

IEC 60335-1:2010, Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General

requirements
IEC 60335-1:2010/AMD1:2013
IEC 60335-1:2010/AMD2:2016
IEC 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)

IEC 60664-1:2007, Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems − Part 1:

Principles, requirements and tests

IEC 60695-11-5:2016, Fire hazard testing – Part 11-5: Test flames – Needle-flame test

method – Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance

IEC 60695-11-10, Fire hazard testing – Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal and vertical

flame test methods
IEC 60730-(all parts), Automatic electrical controls

ISO 9772, Cellular plastics – Determination of horizontal burning characteristics of small

specimens subjected to a small flame
3 Terms and definitions
This clause of IEC 60320-1 applies with the following additions:
3.101
weight-engaged coupler

coupler that relies on the weight of the functioning part of the appliance, in which it is

incorporated or integrated, to ensure correct engagement

Note 1 to entry: The weight-engaged coupler is used in an appliance which is in two parts, in order to supply the

part that performs the function of the appliance (the functioning part) from the power base which is connected to

the power supply.
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weight-engaged connector
component part of the weight-engaged coupler which carri
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