IEC 62368 Certification Solutions

Intertek can guide you through the new IEC/UL/CSA 62368-1 hazard-based electrical safety standard for IT equipment and Audio-Visual products.

IEC 62368-1 (UL 62368-1 and CSA 62368-1) merges IEC 60065, the electrical safety standard for audio, video and similar equipment, and IEC 60950-1, the standard for electrical equipment for information processing, office machinery and telecom equipment.

"December 20, 2020 is the date when IEC/UL/CSA 60950‐1 and IEC/UL/CSA 60065 will be formally withdrawn.
Manufacturers who wish to place products on the market will need to meet IEC/UL 62368 to ensure compliance."

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In addition to bringing the scope of two previous standards under the same umbrella, IEC 62368-1 represents a significant departure from what a standard normally looks like. Instead of being based on descriptions of requirements, the standard focuses on the risks that may occur and gives manufacturers greater leeway in deciding how to design the protection.

The standard divides a product’s safety risk into three levels. Based on this, the standard then specifies what constitutes an acceptable voltage, for instance, and what type of protection is required.

During the period until the effective date for IEC/UL/CSA 62368-1 the three standards will co-exist. This means that under IEC 60065 and IEC 62368 components tested under either standard will be accepted. The same applies for IEC 60950 and IEC 62368.

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