• UK Power Cord,Plug,Flexible Cable Standard


    BS 1363 "13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adapters and connection units is the main plug and socket type used in the United Kingdom. According to the IEC it is also used in over 50 countries worldwide, many of which have national standards based on BS 1363, including: Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia.

    Contents

    1 . Plug Guide
    2 . 13A Fuse Plug
    3 . Power Cord
    4 . Extension Cord Adapter
    5 . Cable Reel
    6 . Flexible Cable
    7 . Certification
    8 . Reference

    Plug Guide

    Rewireable Fuse Plug UK

    Rewireable Fuse Plug UK

    In the UK, the power sockets in a house are connected by means of ring circuits, which are protected by 32 A circuit breakers. This type of wiring is rarely used outside the UK and requires the use of fused plugs. Small appliances, like mobile phone chargers, usually have a 3 A cartridge fuse inside the plug; heavy duty appliances, such as coffee makers, have a plug with a 13 amp cartridge fuse. Almost everywhere else in the world radial circuits are used. In this system each wall socket, or group of sockets, has a circuit breaker at the main switchboard, so there is no need for plugs to be fused. As a result, if you take some foreign appliance to the UK, you can use an adaptor, but technically it must incorporate the correct value fuse. Most would have a 13 amps one, too big for computers for example. Type G plugs and sockets started appearing in 1946 and the standard was first published in 1947. By the end of the 1950s, it had replaced the earlier type D outlets and plugs (BS 546) in new installations in the UK, and by the end of the 1960s, most earlier installations had been rewired to the new standard. Type G wall sockets almost always include switches for extra safety. UK plugs are no doubt among the safest in the world, but also the most hulking and cumbersome. That’s why people often make fun of them saying that British plugs are mostly bigger than the appliance they are connected to.

    13 Fuse Plug

    This 13 amp plug has three rectangular prongs that form an isosceles triangle. The central earth pin is 4 by 8 mm and 22.7 mm long. Line and neutral pins are 4 by 6.35 mm and 17.7 mm long, on centers spaced 22.2 mm apart. The center-to-center distance between the earth pin and the middle of the imaginary line connecting the two power pins is 22.2 mm. The 9-mm long insulated sleeves prevent accidental contact with a bare connector while the plug is partially inserted. British Standard BS 1363 requires use of a three-wire grounded and fused plug for all connections to the power mains. Two-wire class II appliances are not earthed and often have a plastic grounding pin which only serves to open the shutters of the outlet. The lack of such an earth pin on a type C plug makes it impossible to connect it to a type G receptacle, although it can actually be forced into the socket by sticking a pointy (dry, non-metallic !) object into the center hole of the power outlet, which opens up the two other holes. Just to be perfectly clear, this is not a piece of advice; it’s simply an observation!

    Power Cord

    UK Power Cord products with ASTA certification are manufactured to BS 1363 and IEC standards designed for United Kingdom power cord applications.We are producing thousands of BS1363(A) UK AC power cords in standard configurations and can make any custom version as well.100% of our UK power cables are fully molded high quality and RoHS(REACH)compliant.we are China leading United Kingdom power cord manufacturer and supplier providing cheapest prices of UK BSI approved power supply cords. The BS1363 mains plug mandates the use of an over-current fuse.IEC 320 C5,C7,C13,C14,C15,C19 connectors are often molded with UK plugs and In Great Britain the electricity supplied by the normal wall inlet is called the mains power system and therefore UK power cords are often referred to as UK mains leads,UK mains cords,UK mains cables,UK line cords and UK mains power leads.
    UK BS Power Supply Cord LA101A UK BS Power Supply Cord UK Rewireable LA120A UK BS Power Supply Cord Ungrounded XH032B UK BS Power Socket XH033A
    UK BS Power Supply Cord LA101A UK BS Power Supply Cord UK Rewireable LA120A UK BS Power Supply Cord Ungrounded XH032B UK BS Power Socket XH033A
    UK BS Extension Socket with Indication Light LA103A
    UK BS Extension Socket with Indication Light LA103A

    IEC 60320 International Connector

    IEC 60320 power cables come in normal and high-temperature variants, as well as various rated currents. The connectors have slightly different shapes to ensure that it is not possible to substitute a cable with a lower temperature or current rating, but that it is possible to use an overrated cable. Cords also have different types of exterior jackets available to accommodate environmental variables such as moisture, temperature, oils, sunlight, flexibility, and heavy wear. For example, a heating appliance may come with a cord designed to withstand accidental contact with heated surfaces.
    IEC 60320 C5 Power Receptacle IEC 60320 C5 Power Cord IEC 60320 C5 Power Cord with Protection Cover IEC 60320 C7 Power Cord
    IEC 60320 C5 Power Receptacle IEC 60320 C5 Power Cord IEC 60320 C5 Power Cord with Protection Cover IEC 60320 C7 Power Cord
    IEC 60320 C7 Power Receptacle IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord Custom Made
    IEC 60320 C7 Power Receptacle IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord Custom Made
    IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord Waterproof IEC 60320 C14 Power Plug IEC 60320 C14 Power Plug Waterproof IEC 60320 C14 Power Plug Custom
    IEC 60320 C13 Power Cord Waterproof IEC 60320 C14 Power Plug IEC 60320 C14 Power Plug Waterproof IEC 60320 C14 Power Plug Custom
    IEC 60320 C14 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C15 Power Cord IEC 60320 C15 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C17 Power Connector
    IEC 60320 C14 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C15 Power Cord IEC 60320 C15 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C17 Power Connector
    IEC 60320 C18 Power Plug IEC 60320 C19 Power Connector IEC 60320 C19 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C20 Power Cord
    IEC 60320 C18 Power Plug IEC 60320 C19 Power Connector IEC 60320 C19 Power Cord Right Angle IEC 60320 C20 Power Cord

    Extension Cord Adapter

    UK Plug / socket molded with with IEC 60309 industrial receptacle or plug extension cord adapter .
    IEC 60309 Extension Adapter UK Plug IEC 60309 Extension Adapter UK Socket IEC 60309 Extension Adapter UK Socket 2 Outlet Extension Mains Socket UK Socket
    IEC 60309 Extension Adapter UK Plug IEC 60309 Extension Adapter UK Socket IEC 60309 Extension Adapter UK Socket 2 Outlet Extension Mains Socket UK Socket

    Cable Reel

    UK Cable Reel products with ASTA /CE certification are manufactured to BS 1363 standards designed for British cable reel applications.We are producing thousands of BS1363(A) British cable reels in standard configurations and can make any custom version as well.100% of our UK cable reels are fully molded high quality cords with RoHS and REACH compliant.All the BS1363 plugs come with an over-current protection fuse and are certified for any country using the BS 1363 plug.we are China leading UK cable reel manufacturer and supplier providing cheapest prices of United Kingdom BSI approved wire reel,extension reel,cord reels products with good quality,In Great Britain the electricity supplied by the normal wall inlet is called the mains power system and therefore UK cable reels are often referred to as UK mains cable leads,UK mains wire reels and UK mains extension reels.
    UK Protable Cord Reel LRE310A UK Protable Cord Reel LRE320A UK Protable Cord Reel LRE325B UK Protable Cord Reel LRE350B
    UK Protable Cord Reel LRE310A UK Protable Cord Reel LRE320A UK Protable Cord Reel LRE325B UK Protable Cord Reel LRE350B

    Flexible Cable

    PVC Insulated Flexible Cord

    Cable type Number of cores conductors Section mm2
    H03VVH2-F ( Flat) 2 x 0.5-0.75
    H03VV-F 2-4 x 0.5-0.75
    H05VVH2-F (Flat) 2x 0.75-1.0
    H05VV-F 2-5 x 0.75-4.0

    90 PVC Insulated Heat-resistant Flexible Cord

    Cable type Number of cores conductors Section mm2
    H03V2V2H2-F ( Flat) 2 x 0.5-0.75
    H03V2V2-F 2-4 x 0.5-0.75
    H05V2V2H2-F ( Flat) 2 x 0.75-1.0
    H05V2V2-F 2-5 x 0.75-4.0

    Insulated and Sheathed with halogen-free thermoplastic compounds

    Cable type Number of cores conductors Section mm2
    H03Z1Z1 H2-F ( Flat) 2 x 0.5-0.75
    H03Z1Z1-F 2-3 x 0.5-0.75
    H05Z1Z 1H 2-F ( Flat) 2 x 0.75-1.0
    H05Z1Z1-F 2-3 x 0.75-1.5

    Rubber Flexible Cord

    Cable type Number of cores conductors Section mm2
    H05RN-F 2-3 x 0.75-1.0
    H05RR-F 2-5 x 0.75-4.0
    H07RN-F 2-5 x 1.0-4.0

    Water resistant Polypropylene or equivalent synthetic Elastoplast sheath cables

    Cable type Number of cores conductors Section mm2
    H07RN8-F 2-5 x 1.0-4.0

    Single core non-sheathed cable for decorative chains

    Cable type Number of cores conductors Section mm2
    H03VH7-H 1 x 0.5-0.75


    Certification

    British BS 1363

    Reference

    1 . Catalog UK Power Cord Extension Socket (PDF ) 2012
    2 . UK power cord extension lead images
    3 . Catalog United Kingdom and Other Countries