BS 1363-1:2016+A1:2018 specifies requirements for 13 A fused plugs having insulating sleeves on line and neutral pins, for household, commercial and light industrial purposes, with particular reference to safety in normal use. The plugs are suitable for the connection of portable appliances, sound-vision equipment, luminaires, etc. in a.c. circuits only, operating at voltages not exceeding 250 V r.m.s. at 50 Hz. Additional requirements are included for plugs suitable for electric vehicle charging.
Requirements are specified for plugs incorporating a fuse link conforming to BS 1362:1973. The plugs may be rewirable or non-rewirable complete with flexible cable. Two categories of plugs are specified covering normal and rough use. Rewirable plugs are intended for use with flexible cables conforming to the relevant parts of BS EN 50525 (see Annex H), having conductor cross?sectional areas from 0.5 mm2 to 1.5 mm2 inclusive.