The 100mm x 100mm (4×4) monoblock socket outlet has been tested and approved to the required standard of IEC60884-1 in conjunction with SANS164-0, SANS164-1 & SANS164-2. The socket outlet has also been issued with an LOA (Letter of Authority) from the NRCS (National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications) allowing for the sale of the product in South Africa.
The socket outlet is rated at 16A, 250V and is thus able to handle any load drawing a maximum of up to 16A. The contacts are made from high quality copper to ensure the safest connection by improving conductivity and therefore reducing heat which is caused due to a higher resistance from other accepted materials such as brass.
The socket is made from a mix of high quality plastics including flame retardant polycarbonate for an attractive finish and durable finish and the back is made from flame retardant polypropylene to ensure strength and slightly more flexibility to assist if wall boxes are not in straight.
This specific socket is designed with no switches in order to give the customer more sockets in a 100mm x 100mm wall box. According to SABS 0142, only a DC circuit requires a switch because any AC installation is protected by a miniature circuit breaker at the distribution board which acts as a switch if required. For many installation applications there is no need for a switch and so the VG24 is the perfect solution to offer as many socket outlets as possible in a standard 100mm x 100mm wall box.