Australian AS/NZS 3112 – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific

As the UK international  mainslead specialist we stock a wide range of high-quality plugs, sockets and moulded powercords in all configurations for Australasia and Oceania.  These are all available for next day delivery, and are backed by our market-leading product knowledge. 

We stock 2 pin Australian-C7, 3 pin Australian-C5 and Australian-C13, 15A Australian-C19 along with rewireable 10A and 15A Australasian plugs and sockets.  For specialist requirements we can also have type I custom mainsleads and powercords manufactured on a range of leadtimes. We can also offer Australian Hospital grade plugs.

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Australian AS/NZS 3112 Plugs and Sockets

Australian AS/NZS 3112 2 pin 7.5A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 2 pin 7.5A plug
IEC 60320 C7 2.5A ‘figure of eight’ connectorIEC 60320 C7 2.5A ‘figure of eight’ connector
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug
IEC 60320 C5 2.5A ‘cloverleaf’ connectorIEC 60320 C5 2.5A ‘cloverleaf’ connector
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug
IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorIEC 60320 C13 10A connector
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug
Stripped or bare endStripped or bare end
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 15A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 15A plug
IEC 60320 C19 16A connectorIEC 60320 C19 16A connector
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 15A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 15A plug
Stripped or bare endStripped or bare end
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 2 pin 7.5A plugAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug
6 x Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pole 10A sockets6 x Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pole 10A sockets
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug, rewireableAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug, rewireable
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 15A plug, rewireableAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 15A plug, rewireable
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A socket, panel mountAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A socket, panel mount
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Australian AS/NZS 3112 – Hospital Grade

Australian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug, hospital gradeAustralian AS/NZS 3112 3 pin 10A plug
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IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorIEC 60320 C13 10A connector
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Quality

Quality

Standards Association of Australia SAA AS3112 is the Australian standard, and NZS3112 is the equivalent New Zealand Standard; our powercords are manufactured to AS/NZS3112, covering both countries. 

Approval can be by SNZ in New Zealand or any of the state testing agencies in Australia; all recognise approvals from each other (Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand work together for the joint internationally aligned AS/NZS).  Since 2005, all plugs must have sleeved or part-insulated active (live) and neutral pins – Morvan Trading was one of the first suppliers to implement this regulatory change.  Further information can be found in document AS/NZS 4417.


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Where are they used?

Where are they used?

Australian-pattern plugs and sockets are used in Australia and New Zealand, their territories, and pacific islands in Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia including Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. 

The Chinese standard is very similar, and Argentina uses the same pattern but with reversed live and neutral.  Only the correct and approved plugs should be used for these countries, however, so contact our technical department for help or advice.

Variations The normal domestic Australian plug is 3 pin, earthed, and rated at 10A 250V AC; the ungrounded version has no earth pin and is rated at 7.5A.

For larger equipment a 15A plug has larger earth pin, and 20A has all three pins bigger.  There also exist 25A and 32A versions, with ‘L’ shaped and ‘U’ shaped earth pins. 

The system was designed to allow plugs to fit into equal or higher rated socket outlets, but not lower.  A non-standard version of the 10A plug has a round earth pin and is used for special uses, including ‘clean’ power in data centres.

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Australian AS/NZS 3112 standard – an overview

The IRAM 2073 standard – an overviewThere was originally no specific plug for Australia, with a variety of plugs being imported by boat from England or the USA. 

There was no standardisation so no guarantee plugs would fit sockets, varying degrees of quality, unreliable supply and long leadtimes.

  In conjunction with a desire to add earthing, these issues were addressed in the 1920s by the implementation of a modification of a now obsolete three pin USA plug designed by Harvey Hubbell, which became Australian standard C112.  Another benefit was that by having flat rather than round pins the plugs could be manufactured quicker and more cheaply using pressed metal.

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Approvals

Approvals

New South Wales: Department of Fair Trading.  Northern Territory.  Queensland: Department of Mines & Energy.

South Australia: The Office of Energy Policy.

Victoria: The Chief Electrical Inspectorate. 

Western Australia: Office of Energy.

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Morvan Trading Ltd has over 40 years experience in the powercord business.

We are a family business established in 1991 who pride ourselves on our knowledge of cord sets and commitment to customer service.

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