Israeli SI32 standard – an overview
The earthed plug is rated 16 Amps 250 Volts and has three round pins. The old SI32 plug, which dated from the birth of the modern State of Israel in 1948, had three flat pins and was only rated up to 10 Amps. In the early 1980s the current rating was arbitrarily increased to 16 Amps in order to power electrical equipment imported from Europe, which could be rated anything up to 16A.
However, the original flat pin design could overheat at higher loads. As a result a new round pin plug with similar dimensions was specifically designed to be operated at 16A, and was introduced in 1989 along with sockets that accepted both the old and new types.
As of 2000, only the roundpin type should be sold into Israel and the older type have been phased out. As the live and neutral pins have 19mm spacing, the ungrounded Europlug can be used in Israel for unearthed equipment.
To lessen its dependence on imported oil from neighbouring states, the Israeli government has invested heavily in both domestic and commercial solar power, including several world leading companies set up in the Negev desert. Electric vehicles and their charging networks are also promoted; please contact our technical team for help and advice when purchasing and exporting.
Contact our friendly technical team for more information call us on 01264 353489 or click here to contact us