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Singapore Releases Standard for Smart Plugs for Homes

November 9, 2016

The Singapore Standards Council has released a standard intended for smart plugs for homes. The standard is entitled 54: 2016 Technical Reference—Smart plugs for homes. This technical reference identifies specific safety and performance requirements of a smart plug constructed as an integral unit incorporating both a 3-pin plug portion and a shuttered socket-outlet portion with built-in functions to facilitate remote controlling or monitoring of home appliances, energy measurement, and any other optional functions.

This technical reference applies to smart plugs for the connection of most home appliances, portable appliances, sound-vision equipment, luminaires, etc. in a.c. circuits only, operating at voltages not exceeding 250 V r.m.s. at 50 Hz for home usage.

The standard became available on September 30, 2016.

Source URL: TR 54: 2016

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