Posts tagged as SANS 164-2

Q&A: Ask an expert: New plug, socket configuration for SA

  In 2013, SANS 10142-1 identified SANS 164-2 as the preferred standard for plugs and socket systems and it is now expected that this configuration will be phased in on new installations. Vector‘s Peter Adams talks to Crabtree Electrical about the new configuration. Are our current plugs and sockets illegal? No, the traditional three-pin 16 […]

Slimline Compact – new plug top, socket and adaptor design by Crabtree

Information from Aberdare Slimline Compact from Crabtree Electrical Accessories is a new, slim three-pin plug top which provides an alternative to the conventional, large and bulky design used in South Africa in the past. The new plug top is offered with a complementary range of multiplugs and adaptors which negate having to replace existing wall […]

New plug and socket system for SA

  by Mark Botha, editor The Wiring Code (SANS 10142-1) has identified SANS 164-2 as the preferred standard for plugs and socket systems in 2013, and it is now expected that this configuration will be phased in on new installations as of next year. The standard specifies a three-pin, hexagonal plug-and-socket configuration developed in 1986 […]