Plugs and Sockets Standard Gets an Update

When you plug your phone charger in to a wall socket, how do you know that it will fit? A new edition of the standard for plugs and sockets used in Australia and New Zealand, AS/NZS 3112, Approval and test specification – Plugs and socket – outlets, has been published. Read more here.

Standards are documents which ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistent. The objective of this Standard is to provide the Australian and New Zealand electrical industry, including manufacturers, test laboratories and regulators, with requirements and test methods for plugs and socket-outlets. Consumers Federation of Australia has a representative on the committee that revised the standard.

This Standard is one of a series of approval and test specifications to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3100, Approval and test specification General requirements for electrical equipment. The purpose of this series is to outline conditions which need to be met to secure approval for the sale and use of electrical equipment, covering safety matters and related conditions.

Consumers Federation of Australia has representatives on over 50 Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Project and making the consumer voice heard as a volunteer CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinator