Standard update:DIN VDE 0620-2-1 (VDE 0620-2-1):2021-02

March 18, 2022

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  Clause Content of change
a) Clause 1: Scope - Definition of normal household loads was introduced, extension of ambient temperatures;
b) Clause 2: Normative references - references DIN EN 60669-1, DIN EN 60669-2-1, DIN EN 60998-2-3;
c) Clause 3: Definitions - have been expanded to include multiple socket-outlets, adapter plugs with additional functions, housing, Caps, plugs and socket-outlets with additional functions, crimp connections, hinged covers and Sealing cover;
d) Clause 4: General Requirements - have been expanded to include requirements for additional components;
e) Clause 5: General remarks on tests  
  5.2 Fastening screws must be tightened with two thirds of the tightening torque according to Table 6, unless otherwise specified in the following sections,
  5.4 Number of test items and sequence of tests are now in Appendix B,
  5.5 The first sentence was moved to 5.4
  5.7 Reference to tests for crimp connections has been deleted;
f) Clause 6: Ratings Table 1 has been changed, 25 A (250 V) and 32 A (400 / 440V) have been omitted
  6.1 Additional functions may be marked with 230 V. However, the plug-in device is checked with a rated voltage of 250 V,
  6.3 A lower degree of protection than IP20 is not permitted;
g) Clause 7: Classification  
  7.1 instead of the description of the degrees of protection, reference is now made to DIN EN 60529,
  7.2 expanded to include additional functions;
h) Clause 8: Marking  
  8.1 Symbol for the degree of protection if it is greater than IP20,
  8.2 new symbol "Do not insert plug-in device",
  8.8 more detailed description and note on observing the data sheet when using the test liquid,
  8.9 e) new warning notice for intermediate plugs and adapters .
  8.12 has been rewritten with regard to information on additional functions;
i) Clause 9: Dimensions  
  9.1 Table 2 is omitted, but tolerances have been given for tests, pictures and gauges,
  9.3 has been expanded to include additional functions / components;
j) Clause 10: Protection against electric shock  
  10.5.1 to 10.5.4 Detailing subdivision into subsections,
  10.5.1 Gauge 13 is now applied to all openings, not just to the entry holes,
  10.5.2 Gauge 15 is now also checked when new,
  10.5.4 The pin of a plug is pressed against the shutter with a force;
k) Clause 11: Provision for earthing  
  11.5 Testing also possible with a direct current source;
l) Clause 12  
  12.2 Missing diameters of the largest conductors have been added to Table 3,
  12.2.3 Requirement Bolts and nuts must not be made of soft material or material that has a tendency to creep,
  12.2.5 reference only to flexible conductors,
  12.2.7 reference only to flexible conductors
  12.2.8 Table 6 has been expanded to include sketches for clarity,

Crimp connections in plug devices completely revised;


m) Clause 13: Construction of socket-outlets  
  13.23 Design requirements for membranes are a must
n) Clause 14  
  14.9 new tensile test for molded plugs and socket-outlets,
  14.17 with detachable snap collars, the IP44 marking must be attached there
  14.23.2 no plug-in devices may be plugged in with intermediate plugs or adapters;

Clause 16: Resistance to ageing, protection provided by enclosures,

and resistance to humidity

  16.2 protection by housing, test with the lid closed,
  16.2.2 Protection against harmful ingress of water, high voltage test within 5 minutes after application of splash water, swivel pipe. If the results of the two methods differ, the result with the swivel tube applies
  16.4 Resistance to aging under mechanical load, new test (thermal storage with inserted connector pins);
p) Clause 17: Insulation resistance and dielectric strength  
    Extension for sockets with additional functions,
  17.2 additional test with 4,000 V between active parts and touchable surfaces not connected to the protective conductor;
q) Clause 19: Temperature rise  
  19.2 has been completely revised, requirements for socket-outlets with additional functions have been incorporated. Load with direct or alternating current possible
  19.3 has been completely revised, requirements for plugs with additional functions have been incorporated. Load with direct or alternating current possible
  19.4 has been completely revised, requirements for adapter plugs with additional functions have been incorporated. Load with direct or alternating current possible
  19.6 Temperature cycle test for plugs and socket-outlets with crimp connections is new. Load with direct or alternating current possible,
  19.8 is new, mating cycle test on coupling sockets has been added
r) Clause 20: Breaking capacity  
    Plugs with solid pins made of material that is not made of brass with at least 50% Cu are also tested. It was determined that the material of the test pins must not be galvanized and the dimensions were defined more precisely,
    Disconnect the additional function if it would be destroyed by testing
s) Clause 21: Normal operation  
    Plugs with solid pins made of material that is not made of brass with at least 50% Cu are also tested,
    test voltage 3 000 V added
    Resilient protective contacts of plugs must also be checked,
    consideration of additional function;
t) Clause 22: Force necessary to withdraw the plug  
  22.1 new heading: testing the largest plug - withdraw force,
  22.1.1 the test of the greatest withdraw force was described in more detail
  22.2 new heading: Testing the holding force with the pin gauge,
  22.2 table 16 has been changed, pin gauge maximum for over 10 A up to 16 A test with 25 N instead of 18 N;
u) Clause 23: Flexible cables and their connection  
  Table 19 Definition of "flexible cable" with regard to the cross-section specified,
  23.2 Strain relief test must also be carried out for molded plugs and socket-outlets
  23.3 Addition that with cable cross-sections smaller than 1.5 mm2 the rated current of the protective device must not exceed 10 A; Table 20 modified, details for interpolation are omitted,
  23.4 Rewirable plugs and rewirable portable socket-outlets must not be sharp-edged at the cable entry point
v) Clause 24: Mechanical Strength  
  24.1 alternative impact tester according to DIN EN 60068-2-75 is permissible,
  24.2 an alternative falling drum according to EN 60068-2-31 is permitted
  24.8 reference is now made to the tests according to 10.5.4,
  24.13.2 Devices for ceiling suspension must withstand a tensile test at the most unfavorable positions of 50 N per socket or at least 200 N
    24.14: 24.14.1 and 24.14.2 remain free. 24.14.3 has been added

Extension of the application (also for sockets with hinged covers with increased protection).

New: speed of a maximum of 30 openings per minute. This does not require any verification;

w) Clause 25: Heat resistance  
    - decorative parts defined, complete device in heating cabinet;
x) Clause 26: Screws, current-carrying parts and connections  
  26.1 Only bolts and nuts that transmit contact force and have not already been tested in Clause 12.2 are tested in accordance with Clause 26.1,
  26.8 Requirements for soldered connections of inner lines
y) Appendix B: Summary of the test items required for the tests Appendix has been completely revised and now replaces the information from 5.4
z) Annex D: Tests to be carried out during production for plugs and coupling sockets with crimp connections - Section has been completely revised;
aa) Appendix E: Safety Instructions In Appendix E, the symbol according to IEC 60417-6182 (electric man) has been added;
bb) Appendix F: Electromechanical switching elements that are installed in (portable) coupling sockets or plugs has been added based on IEC 60884-1;  
cc) New Annex G: Checks to be carried out in the event of changes to crimp connections;  
dd) Pictures and gauges Almost all pictures and gauges have been revised, tolerances and roughness (Rz) added. This does not require re-examination with the gauges,