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Safety regarding travel adapters

Why is the observance of international standards important for me?

In the case of cheaply-made adapters, it is possible that sparking will occur in the inside of the product under some circumstances if, for example, the minimum distance between the individual current-carrying components has not been observed or if these have not been adequately fixed. This sparking leads to voltage fluctuations or voltage peaks which can damage or even destroy the device. In extreme cases this can also lead to fires.

Devices tested to IEC standards offer the highest possible safety for yourself and your equipment. All SKROSS adapters comply with the highest international safety standards, certified by Electrosuisse according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) norms.

What does the IEC actually do?

The International Electrotechnical Commission is one of the three sister organisations (in addition to the ISO and ITU) which develop the international electrotechnical standards for the whole world. It was founded in 1906, and the headquarters is in Geneva (Switzerland). Further offices are located in Singapore, Brazil, USA and Australia. In addition to this, there are 81 member countries and 82 connected states throughout the world.

The IEC is of global importance thanks to the close cooperation between the three organisations. Customers can therefore be secure in the knowledge that electric and electronic products which have an IEC-conform certificate fulfil all the relevant international standards, and also fulfil the highest expectations with regard to functionality, safety, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.

Operation time power adapter

Not for long-term operation. Max. 1 hour at full power load.

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Why are SKROSS adapters the safest on the market?

For all SKROSS products, the observance of international relevant safety standards is at the foreground during the entire development and production process. This is what makes the significant difference between SKROSS and its competitors.

Hazards for users and devices can be excluded if the adapter is used properly.
 

All SKROSS adapters comply with the highest international safety standards, certified by Electrosuisse according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) norms.

How does the earth connection provide safety?

If your device or a cable in the device is defect, it is possible that sparking will occur under some circumstances.

 

In the case of 3-pole devices, the earth connection ensures that the current is safely led away and that there is no danger of an electric shock. The earth connection is leading, that means the plugs have been constructed so that the earth connection is made before the plug pins make a connection with the current source, in other words protection has been provided before electrical current can even flow. 

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