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Australia / New Zealand Power Plug Standards

AS/NZS 3112


Clear plugs are recommended for use on medical equipment in Australia. See Hospital-Grade Products for more information.

Australia’s plug and socket system is described in SAA document AS/NZS 3112.It is used in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. Standard plug and socket rating is 10A, but 15 and 20A models are also available. The cordsets can be terminated with a variety of IEC 60320 connectors and have a maximum output rating of 10A/250VAC.

Australia has several state electrical testing agencies; the others usually accept a component approved at one of the agencies. The Australian agencies also accept component approvals from the Ministry of Economic Development, the New Zealand electrical testing agency, and vice versa.



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