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Global Certification Technical Update

June 2019

June 2019 Updates

Ghana

GHANA (GSA) – MADATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR PLUGS AND SOCKETS

Effective January 1, 2019

Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes importing into Ghana must meet the following requirements:

 Plugs:

  • should comply with  GS IEC 60884-2-1 (The Ghana Standard “Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes; Part 2-1: Particular Requirements for Fused Plugs”)
  • should be type G
  • should be 13-amp with three rectangular prongs that form an isosceles triangle
  • the central earth pin is 4×8 mm and 22.7 mm long
  • line and neutral pins should be 4×6.35 mm and 17.7 mm long, on centre spaced 22.2 mm apart
  • the centre-to-centre distance between the earth pin and the middle of the imaginary line connecting the two power pins should be 22.2 mm
  • when the plug in partially inserted, the 9-mm long insulated sleeves should prevent accidental contact with a bare connector

Socket-outlets:

  • should comply with GS IEC 60884- 2-2 (the Ghana Standard “Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes; Part 2-2: Particular Requirements for socket-outlets for appliances”)
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