The SAFEhouse Association has published a number of user-friendly guides to provide technical overviews, regulatory information and buying guidelines for the South African electrical industry.
Pierre Nothard, chairman of the SAFEhouse Association, says the prevalence of sub-standard electrical products in South Africa is partly due to misinformation and a lack of information. In an effort to address these issues, the SAFEhouse Guides, which have been authored by industry specialists, provide information that is relevant, concise, and that promotes compliance and electrical safety.
A SAFEhouse Guide to Sockets
Socket outlets are the ultimate ‘point of consumption’ of electricity and at the front line of a user’s electrical connection. Consequently, wherever they may be installed, several safety precautions are required.
The history of standards for sockets in South Africa goes back 80 years, starting with the British System and continuing through to the IEC standards that followed in the 1990s. We now have nine standard configurations with an additional 12 dedicated versions to complete a range of products legally available in South African Electrical Installations.
The SAFEhouse Guide to Sockets covers plug configurations which are applied to any type of socket outlet, whether part of a fixed installation or of products such as cord extension sets and adaptors.
Click on the cover to download this guide.