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SASO revises Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets introduced in May 2016

We previously informed you of the enforcement in May this year of the revised standard SASO 2203:2015-“Plugs and Socket-Outlets for Household and Similar Purpose – Safety Requirements and Test Methods 250 V/13 A” which was published as an update to SASO 2203:2003-Plugs and Socket-Outlets for Household and Similar General use 220V.

Subsequently, SASO's Board of Directors held a meeting (Meeting No. 156) on 16th of Ramadan 1437( 21st June 2016) and have adopted the following resolutions:

  • The adoption of the mandatory Saudi Standard No. SASO 2203: 2015 version has been postponed until further notice.
  • SASO 2203:2003 version is applicable until SASO 2203:2015 is revised. The plugs that are already in compliance with SASO 2203:2015 can also be accepted.

The standard SASO 2203:2003 version does not include additional, specific requirements for the Conductor Cross Sectional Area of Non-rewirable Plugs with flexible cords. Therefore the SASO 2203:2003 Standard should be read in conjunction with the corresponding appliance Standard for this requirement.

Please refer to below link for additional information.

http://www.saso.gov.sa/en/mediacenter/news/Pages/saso_news_661.aspx

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