Originally posted by: AJJewsbury
What sort of hazardous area is this? not really my area, but it's just that a 13A socket doesn't really feel compatible with any kind of explosive atmosphere.
These will be installed on maintenance stands for aircraft, and since they will be around aircraft fuel, need to be explosion proof or whatever the equivalent "rating" is. I believe the location is Kuwait but I'm not completely sure, I have limited info.
Also, the BS 1363 receptacle socket will be switched, so there won't be a spark when you plug it in.