N mark certification for 13A UK plugs

Under the UK’s ‘Plugs & Sockets etc (Safety) Regulations 1994’, it is a mandatory legal requirement for all 13A UK plugs to be certified by a body notified under the Low Voltage Directive. Since Nemko is such a body, the N mark has the same legal status as any other approval mark for 13A UK plugs, including BSI’s ‘Kitemark’ and ASTA/BEAB’s ‘Diamond’ mark.

13A UK Plugs

Key benefits of Nemko’s N mark plug certification scheme include

  • Competitive pricing
  • Fast turnaround times
  • In-house control of both the testing and certification processes
  • Direct access to the relevant test engineer
  • Market recognition in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland (Éire)
  • Available to manufacturers worldwide
  • Factory inspection carried out by the local Nemko office

N mark certification indicates the following

  • Compliance with the relevant safety standard, eg BS 1363 and/or IS 401
  • Annual production site inspection
  • Product sample audit

We can also test to the full range of BS 1363 standards and to the Irish standard IS 401:

TYPE OF PLUG/SOCKET/ADAPTORBRITISH STANDARDIRISH STANDARD
Rewirable & Non-Rewirable 13A Fused PlugsBS 1363-1I.S. 401
13A Switched & Unswitched Socket OutletsBS 1363-2I.S. 411
AdaptorsBS 1363-3I.S. 421
13A Fused Connection Units Switched & UnswitchedBS 1363-4
13A Fused Conversion PlugsBS 1363-5

Information concerning the testing of other plugs and sockets can be found at: Plugs & Sockets

Copies of the ‘Guidance notes on the UK Plugs & Sockets etc (Safety) Regulations 1994’ (URN 07/615) may be found at: http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/294047/07-615-product-standards-electrical-equipment-plugs-sockets-guidance-notes.pdf

For a competitive quotation, please contact Giuseppe Capanna (Technical Head) on:

T: +44 (0)20 8254 5215
E: giuseppe.capanna(at)nemko.co.uk