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IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements

On December 20, 2020 the seasoned harmonized standards IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 will lose their presumption of conformity and will be replaced by IEC 62368-1 und EN 62368-1.

Until then it is advised to reassess all relevant products pursuant to IEC 62368-1 to further be able to confirm compliance with RED (Radio Equipment Directive) or LVD (Low Voltage Directive).

Thanks to these changes in standards philosophy away from technology-focused catalogues to a hazard-based approach, it now is easier to equally assess varying products.

For instance, hazards are categorized by type and „size“ of the according energy source:

  • electrical
  • mechanical
  • power
  • radiation
  • thermal

The core area electrical energy source encompasses high-voltage testing, leakage-current measurements, protective conductor measurements for products connected to the public power grid. Especially the isolation coordination as implemented by the manufacturer is put to the test.

Further, indirectly-involved hazards regarding electrical energy sources find themselves in the converted or available power–read: fire–and contact temperatures at accessible locations. To do this, products are run in their intended and abnormal environments, as products must prove themselves in single-fault conditions. Finally, it may be confirmed whether or not the regulations on reducing a possible ignition are fulfilled or if a fire protection enclosure is required.

Besides that, contact temperatures are monitored to ensure thresholds are kept in all cases, where requiring a warning sign or a corresponding protection is not intended.

Our Services:

  • IEC 62368-1
  • DIN EN 62368-1
  • VDE 0868-1
  • Determination of Inflammability Class within IEC 62368-1 (HB / V-0)
IEC 60695-2-10 ed2 Fire hazard testing – Part 2-10: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
IEC 60695-2-11 ed2 RLV Fire hazard testing – Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)
IEC 60695-11-5 ed2 RLV Fire hazard testing – Part 11-5: Test flames – Needle-flame test method – Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance
IEC 62368-1 ed1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements
IEC 62368-1-cor1 {ed2.0} Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements
IEC 62368-1-1-cor2 {ed2.0} Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements
IEC 62368-1 ed2 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements
IEC 62368-1 ed3 RLV Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements
IEC 62233 ed1.0 Measurement methods for electromagnetic fields of household appliances and similar apparatus with regard to human exposure
IEC 62311 ed2.0 Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)
IEC 62232 {ed2.0} Determination of RF field strength, power density and SAR in the vicinity of radiocommunication base stations for the purpose of evaluating human exposure.
DIN_EN_62368_2016-11 Einrichtungen für Audio/Video-, informations- und Kommunikationstechnik - Teil 1: Sicherheitsanforderungen (lEC 62368-1:2014, modifiziert +Cor.:2015); Deutsche Fassung EN 62368-1:2014 +AC:2015, Berichtigung zu DIN EN 62368-1 (VDE 0868-1 ):2016-05

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