04 Jul 2016

SASO revises Standard for Plugs and Socket Outlets introduced in May 2016

We previously informed you of the enforcement in May this year of the revised standard SASO 2203:2015-“Plugs and Socket-Outlets for Household and Similar Purpose” which was published as an update to SASO 2203:2003-Plugs and socket-outlets for Household and similar General use.

Subsequently, SASO's Board of Directors held a meeting (Meeting No. 156) on 16th of Ramadan 1437( 21st June 2016) and adopted the following resolutions:

  • The adoption of the mandatory Saudi Standard No. SASO 2203: 2015 version has been postponed until further notice.
  • SASO 2203:2003 version is applicable until SASO 2203:2015 is revised. The plugs that are already in compliance with SASO 2203:2015 can also be accepted.

The standard SASO 2203:2003 version does not include additional, specific requirements for the Conductor Cross Sectional Area of Non-rewirable Plugs with flexible cords. Therefore the SASO 2203:2003 Standard should be read in conjunction with the corresponding appliance Standard for this requirement.

Please refer to the below link for additional information.


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