ITALIAN PLUGS - ITALY

What types of Italian plug are there?

Italian plugs have 3 identical pins in a row; as it can be plugged in either way round it is unpolarised. The standard Italian plug is rated up to 10 Amps; a larger plug is rated at 16 Amps. Whilst the two plugs are not interchangeable, there exist dual sockets that accept both the 10A and 16A versions. Italy also accepts the 2 pin CEE7/16 Europlug. Some sockets, especially in Northern Italy, may be dual Italian/Schuko.

What approvals does an Italian plug or powercord have?

Italian plugs are manufactured to CEI 23-50 (previously CEI 23-16), and are approved by the Instituto Italiano del Marchio di Qualita’, IMQ or IEMMEQU. The 10 amp is specified under CEI 23-50 S11, while the 16 Amp is CEI 23-50 S17.

Where is the Italian plug used?

Whilst mainly used in Italy (including Sicily and Sardinia), due to its colonial past it is also used in Ethiopia, and is one of the types used in Libya and Tunisia. The Italian plug is also used in Chile, and is one of the types permitted in Uruguay.

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Italian Class I

Cables

Specifications

Ref: Italian


Type:
CEI 23-50/S11
Current Rating: 10A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class:

H03VV-F
H03RT-F
H03V2V2-F
H05VV-F
H05V2V2-F
H05RR-F
H05RN-F 

3 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛
3 x 0.75, 1.00 mm˛ 

Italian 16A

Cables

Specifications

Ref: Italian 16A


Type:
CEI 23-50/S11
Current Rating: 16A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class:

H05VV-F
H05RN-F
H07RN-F

3 x 1.5 mm˛
3 x 1.5 mm˛
3 x 1.5 mm˛

2.5 A Euro Plug

Cables

Specifications

Ref: 2.5amp Euro


Type:
EN50075 / CEE7/16
Current Rating: 2.5A
Voltage Rating: 250V
Class: II 

H03VVH2-F
H03V2V2H2-F
H03VVH2H8
H05VVH2-F
H05V2V2H2-F
H05RN-F 

2 x 0.50, 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.50, 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛
2 x 0.75 mm˛ 

RE-WIREABLE

Re-wireable Italian

Colours

Specifications

Ref: Italian 851


Type: CEI 23-50/S11
Current rating: 10A
Voltage rating: 250V
Class:
Black, white 

16 amp version also available 

Re-wireable 16A Italian

Colours

Specifications

Ref: Italian 855


Type: CEI23-50
Current rating: 16A
Voltage rating: 250V
Class: I
Black, black

Larger 16 amp version of Italian plug

 DISTRIBUTION BLOCKS

Italian Trailing

Colours

Specifications

Ref: Italian socket


Type:
CEI 23-50 16VII
Current rating: 10/16A
Voltage rating: 250V
Class: I
Black
Accepts 10 amp and larger 16 amp Italian

Italian Trailing

Colours

Specifications

Ref: Italian socket


Type:
CEI 23-50 16VII
Current rating: 10A
Voltage rating: 250V
White

Standard 6-way Italian socket, fully moulded with Italian plug and 1.95 metres of cable

 

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