Italian CEI23-50 – Italy, San Marino, Vatican City and Chile

Specialists in international mains power cables, Morvan Trading supply a range of plugs, sockets and leads for Italian type plugs, all available on next day delivery.  We despatch Italian leads regularly to Italy and San Marino, and occasionally also to Chile: we make choosing and exporting Italian power cables easy.

We stock moulded Italy-C5, Italy-C13, 16A Italy-C19, and 2 pin to C7 powercords, along with Italian extension leads and rewireable plugs and sockets.  Other specifications and lengths can be manufactured to customer requirements, either in the UK, Italy, or far east; please contact our sales team for options and competitive pricing on type L plugs and leads.

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Italian CEI 23-50 – Italian and Chilean Plugs and Sockets

European 2 pin 2.5A plugEuropean 2 pin 2.5A plug
IEC 60320 C7 2.5A ‘figure of eight’ connectorIEC 60320 C7 2.5A ‘figure of eight’ connector
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plug
IEC 60320 C5 2.5A ‘cloverleaf’ connectorIEC 60320 C5 2.5A ‘cloverleaf’ connector
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plug
IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorIEC 60320 C13 10A connector
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plug
IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorStripped or bare end
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 16A plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 16A plug
IEC 60320 C19 16A ConnectorIEC 60320 C19 16A Connector
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 16A plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 16A plug
IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorStripped or bare end
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A plug
6 x Italian CEI23-50 sockets6 x Italian CEI23-50 sockets
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A rewirewable plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 10A rewirewable plug
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Italian CEI23-50 3 pin 16A rewirewable plugItalian CEI23-50 3 pin 16A rewirewable plug
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Italian CEI23-50 3 10/16A socketItalian CEI23-50 3 10/16A socket
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Quality

Quality

Morvan Trading only sources and stocks the highest quality powercables from factories in Italy and the far east who have a proven track record trading with us. Quality approval for Italian plugs, sockets and connectors is by the Instituto del Marchio di Qualita’, IMQ or IEMMEQU; all of Morvan Trading’s Italian products are IMQ approved, and we can supply full certification on request.

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Where are they used?

Where are they used?

The Italian plug is mainly used in Italy, including Sicily, Sardinia, Elba and the Aeolian islands.  It is also used in the enclave microstates of San Marino and the Holy See / Vatican City.  Because of the Italian relationship with the then Empire of Abyssinia in the 18th and 19th centuries, Italian plugs are also used in modern day Ethiopia; the other African countries historically part of the Italian Empire are Libya and Tunisia, who use the Italian plug along with European type. 

Chile Chile is quite rare in South America to have standardised on only one plug type, and they chose to use the CEI23-50 Italian type.  It is also specified in Norma Chileana Nch 2027 and approval is by SEC (Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles); however we can currently only offer Italian approvals on these, which are normally accepted in Chile.  It is also one of the plug types approved for use in Uruguay. 

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Italian CEI23-50 – Italy and Chile standard – an overview

The IRAM 2073 standard – an overview

In 1995 CEI23-50 superseded the older 1971 CEI23-16 standard.  Prior to 1971 there were two voltages in Italy: 110-127V for lighting, with a smaller 10A plug; and 220V with a larger 16A plug for other uses.  These had different wiring circuits and were metered at different rates.  When Italy standardised its voltage to 220V, the 10 Amp and 16 Amp plugs and sockets were retained and are the two types still used in Italy.

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Approvals

Approvals

Italian plugs and sockets are manufactured to the CEI23-50 standard issued by the Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano, specifically found in Section 7, CEI23-50/VII.  The earthed plugs have three pins in a row, so are unpolarised – they can be plugged in either way round.  The 10 Amp plug has 4mm diameter pins and is set out in CEI 23-50 S11 (socket in P11), while the larger 16A plug has 5mm diameter pins and is set out in S17.  The CEI23-50 P17 socket is rated at 16A, but accepts both 10A and 16A plugs, and is sometimes called per la forza motrice or presa bipasso.  Larger sockets that accept both types of Italian plugs along with European Schuko plugs also exist, and are more common in northern Italy.  Europlugs are also listed under CEI EN 50075 and IEC connectors under CEI EN 60320.

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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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