Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 – Gulf states

Morvan Trading, as the specialist AC powercord supplier, stock nationally and internationally approved products for a variety of specialist countries including the Middle East. 

Saudi C7, C13 and stripped end mainsleads are available from stock for next day delivery, and other lengths, colours and configurations can be manufactured on demand and stored on a call-off if necessary.  Contact us today for pricing or more information and experience the full benefit of our market-leading technical knowledge and customer service.

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Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 – Gulf states 2.5A Plugs and Sockets

Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 3 pin 13A plugSaudi Arabian SASO 2203 3 pin 13A plug
IEC 60320 C7 2.5A ‘figure of eight’ connectorIEC 60320 C7 2.5A ‘figure of eight’ connector
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Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 10A Plugs and Sockets

Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 3 pin 13A plugSaudi Arabian SASO 2203 3 pin 13A plug
IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorIEC 60320 C13 10A connector
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Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 – 13A Plugs

Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 3 pin 13A plugSaudi Arabian SASO 2203 3 pin 13A plug
IEC 60320 C13 10A connectorStripped or bare ends
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Quality

Quality

The SASO 2203 standard for plugs and socket outlets is issued by the Saudi Standards Quality and Metrology Organisation for plugs for use up to 250 Volts AC; more details are available in SASO 444 for general information, SASO 443 for testing and SASO 2815. 

We can supply the older American-pattern 127 Volt SASO 2204 version on request, but this is being phased out.  The G Mark approval is issued by the Gulf Standardisation Organisation or GSO. 

As with all Morvan branded products, our Saudi plugs and cables are manufactured to the highest quality and are backed with full approval certification.

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Where are they used?

Where are they used?

Exporting to Riyadh, Dubai or Muscat?  The SASO 2203 is technically only used in Saudi Arabia. 

The seven countries using the related G Mark are: the Republic of Yemen; State of Kuwait; State of Qatar; Sultanate of Oman; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Kingdom of Bahrain; United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

As there is overlap between the G Mark and SASO2203, the other six countries may accept Saudi approved mains cables.  If other approvals are carried, e.g. British Standards, the products may be used elsewhere.

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Saudi Arabian SASO 2203 – Gulf states – an overview

The IRAM 2073 standard – an overview

The SASO 2203 standard was based upon the UK BS1363 3 pin fused plug standard, as this type is widely used in the Middle East. 

There has been a recent move to this standard away from the European, South African and American types currently in use, along with adaptor type sockets that accept multiple plug types.  Whilst the Kingdom of Arabia had safety issues without its own approvals body, the new SASO approval caused controversy and several postponements on its introduction. 

The Gulf member states of the GSO, essentially the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) plus Yemen, have issued standards including the Low Voltage Technical Regulation BD142004-01. 

The GSO adapts existing standards if no local ones exist, and in this case used BS1363 for the UK style plugs used in those countries.

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Approvals

Approvals

Saudi Arabian approved powercords should carry a non-removable ‘SASO’, ‘SASO2203’ or circled palm tree mark on the plug to designate approval.

The approvals mark for the GSO countries is the ‘Gulf Mark’ or ‘G Mark’ and is a stylised letter G resembling the Arabian Peninsula, the largest peninsula in the world.  This is similar in usage to the European CE mark. 

In order to make exporting to the Gulf as easy as possible, Morvan Trading holds all approval certificates, certificates of conformity and certificates of origin on file, which are freely available on request.

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