Make yourself familiar with these common terminologies:
Classic Double Socket Monoblock:
Classic Single Lever Switch:
SANS 164-1 Standard
SANS 164-1 Standard 16A socket and plug top that has been used in South Africa for more than 70 years. 164-1 plug tops are re-wireable socket
SANS 164-2 The new 16A 3 pin socket which is also capable of taking your 6A and 16A 2 pin euro plugs. 164-2 plug tops are re-wireable Small 6A 3 Pin socket.
SANS 164-3 This is the small 6A 3 pin socket which is the standard socket and plug for fluorescent light fittings. 16A sockets
SANS 164-4 Is the partially dedicated 16A socket which is available in red, blue and black. The earth pin is shaved to a different angle for each colour. The terminology “partially” dedicated means that all three colours can fit in to a standard white socket but the colours are not interchangeable i.e. red cannot fit into blue. 16A Two Pin Socket.
SANS 164-5 Is a similar shape to the 164-2 but only has two pins (no earth pin). Commonly used for cell phone chargers and other household equipment that is double insulated. This can only be used in a fixed installation if mounted on to the same yoke as a 164-1 or a 164-2. The 164-5 plug tops come with the equipment and are moulded on (non re-wireable) Schuko 2 Pin socket.
SANS 164-6 Is the round (Schuko type) two pin (no earth) socket most commonly used on hand tools, hairdryers and equipment that is double insulated. This can only be used in a fixed installation if mounted on to the same yoke as a 164-1 or a 164-2. The 164-6 plu