What is the BS 6396?
The British Standards Institution has published a new revision of BS 6396, which specifies requirements for the provision and assembly of electrical power distribution systems in furniture, excluding special purpose workstations in laboratories or workshops.
What are the specifications covered by BS 6396:2022?
a) No more than four sockets fused or has other overcurrent protection rated at not more than 5 A
b) No more than six sockets fused or has other overcurrent protection rated at not more than 3.15 A
Note: In case of exceeding 150 W, the number of sockets shall be reduced:
a) TRIP FREE or
b) The operating means shall not be accessible without the use of a tool
c) The operating means shall not be accessible unless the load is disconnected.
It shall be ensured that the furniture supplied cables are free of strains and twisting, with appropriate cable segregation provided.
So, does ABL conform to BS 6396?
ABL’s well-established network of UK partners including furniture dealers and distributors are aware of our 100% in-house manufacture, which allows us overall control and ensured conformity to BS 6396. In addition to this, our power modules are certified with BSI Kitemark 686563 in respect of BS 5733. For more than 100 years, the BSI Kitemark™ has been recognized as a symbol of outstanding quality, safety, and trust across a wide range of products and services. You can verify our certification here.
BS 6396-2022 (5.5.8.): “Electrical components and their assemblies used in the electrical power distribution system of the furniture shall conform to BS 5733 and/or applicable British or harmonized standards appropriate to the intended use of the equipment.”
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