Designing For China
In this week’s blog, you will find resources for information you need to know when designing for China.
The plug and socket pattern for use in China is specified in publications GB 2099-1 and GB 1002-1. The Chinese plug is a 3-wire, grounded plug rated at 10A/250VAC used in Class I applications in China.
The plug is nearly identical to the Australian plug pattern except that the contact pins of the Chinese plug are slightly longer (1mm) and the plug body dimensions vary slightly. The cord sets can be terminated with a variety of IEC 60320 connectors and have a maximum output rating of 10A.
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It is important for designers to note, China requires plugs, connector couplers, and cable used in the construction of the Chinese cord sets be tested and approved by the China Commission for Conformity Certification of Electrical Equipment (CCEE) and must bear the CCC mark.
For more information on testing, visit their web site at http://www.cqc.com.cn
If you have any further questions about designing your product for use in China, feel free to submit a comment below or email use at firstname.lastname@example.org