Mandatory Requirements for Plugs and Sockets in Ghana
Requirements to plugs and socket-outlets became effective in Ghana from January 1, 2019.
To be used in Ghana, plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes must meet the following requirements:
should comply with GS IEC 60884-2-1 (The Ghana Standard “Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes; Part 2-1: Particular Requirements for Fused Plugs”)
should be type G
should be 13-amp with three rectangular prongs that form an isosceles triangle
the central earth pin is 4x8 mm and 22.7 mm long
line and neutral pins should be 4x6.35 mm and 17.7 mm long, on centres spaced 22.2 mm apart
the centre-to-centre distance between the earth pin and the middle of the imaginary line connecting the two power pins should be 22.2 mm
when the plug in partially inserted, the 9-mm long insulated sleeves should prevent accidental contact with a bare connector
should comply with GS IEC 60884- 2-2 (the Ghana Standard “Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes; Part 2-2: Particular Requirements for socket-outlets for appliances”)
Plugs and sockets that do not comply with the provisions above are restricted from use.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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