Electrical Terminal and Clamp Testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug, Socket, Terminal & Clamp
We offer testing of plugs, sockets, terminals and clamping units according to manufacturers’ requirements, verifying their product in conformance with the relevant standards.
kA’s Terminal and Clamp Testing Capabilities
IEC 60998-1:2002 / BS EN 60998-1:2004 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes. General requirements
IEC 60998-2-1:2002 / BS EN 60998-2-1:2004 Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes. Particular requirements for connecting devices as separate entities with screw-type clamping units

  • Marking (clause 8)
  • Protection against electric shock (clause 9)
  • Connection of conductors (clause 10)
  • Insulation resistance and electric strength (sub-clause 13.3 and 13.4)
  • Temperature rise (clause 15)
  • Clearances and creepage distances (clause 17)
  • Resistance of insulating material to abnormal heat and fire (clause 18)

IEC 60999-1:1999 / BS EN 60999-1:2000 Connecting devices. Electrical copper conductors. Safety requirements for screw-type and screwless-type clamping units. General requirements and particular requirements for clamping units for conductors from 0.2mm2 up to 35mm2

IEC 60999-2:2003 / BS EN 60999-1:2003 Connecting devices. Electrical copper conductors. Safety requirements for screw-type and screwless-type clamping units. Particular requirements for clamping units for conductors above 35mm2 up to 300mm2

  • Insertion of conductor (sub-clauses 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3)
  • Clamping of conductor without undue damage to the conductor i.e. tensioning and rotation of clamped conductor (sub-clause 9.4)
  • Pull test (sub-clause 9.5)
  • Screw torque test (sub-clause 9.6)

 Relevant Product Standards

We can carry out a wide range of testing to plug and socket product standards including, but not limited to, those listed below.

BS 1363-1:2016 13 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptors and connection units. Specification for rewirable and non-rewirable 13 A fused plugs

BS EN 60309-1:1999+A2:2012 Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes. General requirements

For more information regarding product standards testing, please contact us to discuss your requirements.