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Topic # 240747 24-Sep-2018 10:57
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Hi,

 

 

 

Can anyone advise whether it is necessary to replace the mains input plug on appliances with 110V plugs that DO NOT have insulated pins?

 

reference to the particular standard would be appreciated, I can't seem to find a clear answer in ASNZS 3000 or 3760.


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  Reply # 2095375 24-Sep-2018 11:10
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Depends on a few things including the class / risk category of the appliance, whether it's being "supplied" to consumer or internal lab use.

 

Relevant standard will be something like AS/NZS 60335.1 or AS 61010-1 respectively.

 

https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/electricity/appliances-and-fittings/core-requirements/

 

 


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  Reply # 2096625 26-Sep-2018 10:28
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Surely it would be more important to check that the appliance can safely operate on 50Hz power first. As electric motors will often run slower, and can overheat.

And autotransformer type step down transformers also can cause safety problems as well.





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  Reply # 2101510 4-Oct-2018 13:27
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You're more likely to find an answer in the Act or Regs.

 

 

 

If it's supplied for sale, I think it's "electrically unsafe" if it has anything but the right plug on it.


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