SS 145-3:2020

Specification for 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units – Part 3 : Adaptors


Specifies requirements for adaptors having insulated sleeves on the line and neutral plug pins and suitable for socket-outlets conform to SS 145, with particular reference to safety in normal use. Adaptors specified in this standard are intended for household, commercial and light industrial purposes. The adaptors are suitable for the connection of portable appliances, sound-vision equipment, luminaires, etc. in a.c. circuits only, operating at voltages not exceeding 250 V r.m.s. at 50 Hz.

Also applies to shaver adaptors which have the earth pin replaced with a similarly dimensioned protrusion made of insulating material designated as an insulated shutter opening device (ISOD) designed to operate the shutter mechanism of a socket-outlet conforming to SS 145 : Part 2.

Does not cover assemblies comprising a plug and one or more portable socket-outlets connected together by a flexible cable. Also does not cover devices incorporating transformers, timers, thermostats or other control means, and travel adapters.

Not applicable to adaptors incorporating remote control switching and remote energy monitoring functions.




Status Current
Edition 2020
No. of Pages 111
ICS Classification 29.120.30 Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
Committee Electrical and Electronic Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption BS 1363-3 : 2016 MOD