The SCHURTER power mains plugs, power interconnection plugs, and cord connectors displayed in this catalog are designed and manufactured in accordance with national and international standards. These standard have been published to create a worldwide understanding about basic dimensions and safety targets of coupler systems. This way a high degree of compatibility of components of different origins has been achived.
Power mains plugs are designed to the relevant national standards whereas appliance couplers meet the standards as followes: DIN VDE 0625, EN 60320, IEC320 „Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes, Part 2: interconnection couplers for household and similar equipment“.
For different reasons you might consider or be forced to use a coupler system on your application that does not mate or interchange with standardized couplers:
• The applicable standard for your appliance defines a certain coupleer system or provides a certain restriction concerning couplers that can be used. For example IEC335-1 „Safety of household and similar electrical appliances, Part 1: General requirements“ states in §24.5:applicable standard for your appliance defines a certain coupleer system or provides a certain restriction concerning couplers that can be used
„Plugs and socket-outlets and other connecting devices on flexible cord, used for an intermediate connection between different parts of an appliance, shall not be interchangeable (...) with connectors and appliance inlets complying with the standard sheets of IEC 60320, if direct supply of these parts from the mains could cause danger to persons or surroundings, or danger to the appliance“.
• For marketing reasons it might be desirable to use a unique and non-interchangeable coupler system for your appliance or appliance family.use a unique and non-interchangeable coupler system for your appliance or appliance family
Down-sizing of housing is an aspect that is ever more important for design of new appliances. You might consider a modification of standard or non-standard coupler systems that perfectly adapts your mounting requirements. The broad range of SCHURTER‘s standardized interconnection plugs and connectors is constantly being extended by new variations. When it comes to a special cord end terminations a high number of variations is available.
All SCHURTER standard and non-standard coupler systems meet the relevant requirements of product safety proved by multiple approval markings of international testing agencies.