CCC: Updated GB Standards for Plugs and Socket-outlets for Household and similar Purposes23. October 2015
The old version GB 2099-2008 has been replaced by the current version which is named GB 2099-2015. The adjustments refer to two different fields: on the one hand the particular requirements for adaptors have changed (GB 2099.3-2015), on the other hand there were some changes in the particular requirements for cord extension sets (GB 2099.7-2015). The GB standard explicitly differentiates between those two product types.
The updated regulations for adaptors have been extended in the part for “protection against electric shock”. Here, it is very important that from now on all exterior parts of the adaptors must have insulating properties. In sockets of the adapter with closure, the probe must not fall into connection with live parts. Additionally, the requirements for probes have been extended. In the future, all Chinese socket-outlets must have a closure. Also the requirements for protection against unnormal heat and creep resistance have been tightened. In future, also the bars of adaptors must be tested according to the GB standard.
The current norm for cord extension sets has also been expanded, “special requirements for adaptors” are now also part of the GB standard. Furthermore, the definition of plugs differentiates between plugs with and without cutout switch. Also, the definition of Socket-outlets separates between socket-outlets with and without other components like switches and cutouts. “General requirements”, this part has been expanded as well. From now on, cable drums also have to fulfill the requirements of GB/T 19637.
The previous GB Standards will be not sufficient anymore for the CCC certification of plugs and socket-outlets. Existing certificate holders will need to check compliance of their products to the new standards, and renew their certificates accordingly. Manufactures may need to re-send test samples to China for testing and submit an application for modification under the updated GB-Standard. Failure to do so could result in suspension or revocation of their certificate(s).
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