Fabian Demicoli

Important notice on electronic accessories

According to the Electrical Accessories Regulations (S.L. 427.51), any electrical product placed on the market in Malta should be fitted with an appropriate termination. The domestic electrical system in Malta uses the 3 pin plug system. This means that sockets and plugs need to adhere to the BS 1363 standard.

An electrical product with a non 3 pin plug can either be fitted with a 3 pin plug or else supplied with a proper conversion plug such as those seen in the images below. A conversion plug must be fitted in such a way that a tool is required to remove it. The need for a conversion plug is primarily for safety reasons and to prevent people from suffering electrical shocks when trying to insert a non-3 pin plug into a 3 pin socket outlet whilst also ensuring a fused electrical supply to the appliance.

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority informs importers and retailers of the duty they have to supply such electrical appliances fitted with a 3 pin plug or suitable adapter before the consumer receives the said product. Consumers should ensure that electrical appliances are fitted with these connections before they receive the product.

 

For more information, call the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority on 2395 2000.

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