Test Apparatus for lateral stress
- PRODUCT DETAIL
The appliance conforms to the standard of IEC884 figure13. It is suitable for checking socket of rated current is not bigger than 16A and the voltage is not bigger than 250V. Its principle is to see whether there will be any damage to the socket in the standard sense when the electrical appliances insert to the socket and give it transverse stress.
Socket-outlets shall withstand the lateral strain imposed by equipment likely to be
introduced into them.
For socket-outlets having ratings up to and including 16 A and 250 V, compliance is checked by means of the device shown in figure 13.
Each specimen is mounted on a vertical surface with the plane through the socket-contacts horizontal. The device is then fully engaged and a weight hung on it such that the force exerted is 5 N.
The device is removed after 1 min and the socket-outlet is turned through 90° on the
mounting surface. The test is made four times, the socket-outlet being turned through 90°
after each engagement.
During the test the device shall not become disengaged from the socket-outlet.
After the tests, the socket-outlets shall show no damage within the meaning of this standard; in particular, they shall comply with the requirements of IEC60884 clause 22.