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Plug and socket systems vary from country to country. For ease of carrying, an adapter is often designed to be equipped for a variety of independent sockets or plugs to meet the needs of consumers. The adaptor is very convenient for the user while may be accompanied by a relatively large potential security risk (such as electric shock, overheating, etc.)

In this regard, SGS Electrical and Electronic component testing lab has established a set of BS 8546: 2016 and IEC 60884-2-5: 2017 certification schemes to regulate different types of travel adaptors and to protect consumer safety.

BS 8546: 2016

On 30 April 2016, British Standards Institution released standards for all types of travel adaptors to better standardize the quality of such products.

IEC 60884-2-5: 2017

In May 2017, IECEE released a standard for all types of adaptors, which first mentioned the requirements for travel adaptors.

SGS One-stop Solution for Testing and Certification

SGS China’s Electrical and Electronics safety labs have been accredited by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and have been certified as a Certified Body Testing Laboratory (CBTL) by IEC System for Conformity Testing and Certification of component (IECEE).  SGS electrical and electronic component testing lab is equipped with advanced testing equipment and instruments to provide component manufacturers and traders with convenient and efficient one-stop services and international market access service, including CB, CE and SGS Product Safety Mark certification solutions for multinational travel adaptors.

Product Certificate Type Standards
Travel Adaptors CB Mark IEC 60884-2-5: 2017
CE Mark IEC 60884-2-5: 2017
BS 8546: 2016
SGS, Product Safety Mark  IEC 60884-2-5: 2017
BS 8546: 2016 

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. With our global service network, our can provide one-stop service solutions to reduce risk during the production process, increase efficiency, meet the ecological design requirements and help products enter all markets successfully.


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