EN 60950-1 & EN 60065 standard: This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V.
EN 62368-1:2018: Is applicable to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 V. This standard does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment
Why EN 62368-1?
EN 62368-1, the new safety standard for Information Technology Equipment and Audio/Video Equipment, is a hazard-based, performance-oriented standard. Technology is changing everyday, and EN 62368-1 is technology independent. It also minimizes the need for national and regional differences.
Here are some of the main changes applied in the new standard:
- addition of requirements for outdoor equipment
- new requirements for optical radiation
- addition of requirements for insulating liquids
- addition of requirements for work cells
- addition of requirements for wireless power transmitters
- addition of requirements for fully insulated winding wire (FIW)
- alternative method for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures
- alternative requirements for sound pressure
Originally, the date of withdrawal was June 2019, but the deadline has since been extended and the new date was changed to December 2020.
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