New GB Standard for Adapters and Extension cables

According to the announcement No. 3 of the CNCA , the new GB-Standards for sockets of extension cables will become effective from April 14, 2017:

  • GB 2099.3-2015: Plugs and Sockets for Domestic Use and Similar Purposes, part 2-5: Special Requirements for Adapters
  • GB 2099.7-2015: Plugs and Sockets for Domestic Use and Similar Purposes, part 2-7: Special Requirements for Sockets of Extension Cables

The new GB Standards GB 2099.3 and GB 2099.7 were added to the Implementation Rule CNCA-C02-01:2014.

Based on the new GB-Standards, the following changes become effective:

  1. GB 2099.7-2015 was published on October 13, 2015. Starting from April 14, 2017, the Standard will come into effect.
  2. Starting from April 14, 2017, products should use the new GB-Standard for their CCC-Certification. Combination sockets of extension cables and adapters need to be certified (adapters with foreign sockets are excluded).
  3. Starting from April 14, 2017 products do not have CCC-Certification cannot be used in producing, selling, importing or other activities in China.

The complete announcement in Chinese can be found here: Announcement 

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New GB Standard for Adapters and Extension cables

New GB Standard for Adapters and Extension cables