Torque Test Apparatus for Plug-In Equipment (plug-in Test Apparatus)
The torque test apparatus designed according to IEC60065, it is a test to check various elements that are connected to sockets. A device provided with pins intended to be introduced into fixed socket-outlets shall not impose undue strain on these socket-outlets.
Compliance is checked by engaging the device, as during intended use, with the socket-outlet of a test apparatus as shown in figure 11. The balancing arm of the test apparatus pivots about a horizontal axis through the centre lines of the contact tubes of the socket-outlet at a distance of 8 mm behind the engagement face of the socket-outlet.
With the device not in engagement, the balancing arm is in equilibrium, the engagement face of the socket-outlet being in the vertical position. After the device has been engaged, the torque to be applied to the socket-outlet to maintain its engagement face in the vertical plane is determined by the position of a weight on the balancing arm.
The torque shall not exceed 0,25 Nm.
8 mm behind the engagement face of the socket-outlet
all-purpose plug for GB and BS plugs, UL plug, AS/NZS plug