New requirements to CCC standards for adapters and sockets with extension cable

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.

Detailed technical changes of tests compared to the old GB Standards are for instance a newly added needle flame test for heat resistance and creep resistance of insulating materials and other supplementary tests for protection against electric shock, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), etc.

Based on the new GB-Standards, the relevant standards relating to the implementation of the new requirements are explained as follows:

  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. For those products that have received CCC certificates in old version, owners of old certificates are obligated to apply for CCC certificates in new version at CQC after the implementation of new standards and before the next follow-up examination.
  4. The exchange for certificates in new version should be completed before April 14, 2018. The CCC-Certification in old version that are not replaced by the new version after this deadline will be suspended by CQC; If the exchange does not take place before July 14, 2018, the certificates in old version shall be blanked out, so that the products 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 requirements to CCC standards for adapters and sockets with extension cable

New requirements to CCC standards for adapters and sockets with extension cable