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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
CCC or 3C China Cerfification Corporation
GB 4943.1-2011 - Start year: 2012
Location: Asia/Pacific - China

Description:

Power Supply Adaptor certifications

Medical and ITE power supplies China CCC certificates have been updated to comply with the latest revision of the standard GB 4943.1-2011 effective December 1, 2012. The CCC GB4943.1-2011 certification is required for power supplies used in or shipped to China.

Notes:

Timeline for GB 4943.1-2011 Certificate Update
Effective from December 1, 2012, applications for the CCC Mark for information technology equipment must comply with the new standard (GB 4943.1-2011).
For pr oducts marketed under existing certificates, manufacturers are required to update their certificates according to the new standard by December 1, 2013 or before their next scheduled factory inspection, whichever is earlier. Certificates not updated by then will be suspended. A grace period till March 1, 2014 is further granted to have the certificates updated. Failing that, all suspended certificates will be withdrawn by the CQC after March 1, 2014.  From December 1, 2013 onwards, non-compliant products will not be permitted to be shipped out of the factories, sold in or imported into the China market. For products shipped out of the factories, sold in or imported into the China market before December 1, 2013, a certificate update is not required on condition that there will be no further production of the same products.

For more information, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. at 714.628.1020 (Caution: this information is from a Compliance testing company and not an Agency)

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
CENELEC
EN 62368-1:2020 - Start year: 2020
Location: Europe - EU - European Union

Description:

Manufacturers of audio/video (A/V), information technology (IT) and communication technology products need to know that CENELEC has accepted a new standard IEC 62368-1 as a mandatory requirement for CE marking of low-voltage equipment sold in the European Union (EU). IEC 62368-1 will replace two standards currently in use – EN 60065 for A/V and EN 60950-1 for IT and communication technology equipment – and will apply to new and existing products. Additionally, the U.S. and Canada adapted a national version of the IEC 62368-1 standard titled CSA/UL 62368-1.

The American and European bodies have harmonized the date from which the 60950-1 and 60065 standards will cease and 62368-1 will take over. Following a recent update to the EU’s Official Journal (OJ) of legislation, and subsequent announcement by UL in the USA, the new date is December 20, 2020.

 

Notes:

IEC 62368-1:2014 deals with the safety EN 62368-1

As a result the CENELEC CLC/TC 108X technical committee is preparing to publish transition dates for EN 62368-1, Edition No. 2, which are expected to be aligned with the five year adoption period (with a Date of Withdrawal (DOW) in year 2019) recommended by IEC TC108.

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
DIN
DIN EN 62368-1:2016-05 - Start year: 2016
Location: Europe - Germany

Description:

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements (IEC 62368-1:2014, modified + Cor.:2015); German version EN 62368-1:2014 + AC:2015

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 62368-1 Ed. No. 2 - Start year: 2014
Location: Global - Global

Description:

IEC 62368-1, the new hazard-based standard for Audio Video, IT & Communication Technology Equipment (AV/ICT), was originally published in January 2010 to eventually replace both IEC 60065 (AV) and IEC 60950-1 (ICT). IEC 60065 addresses the safety for audio, video and similar equipment, and IEC 60950-1 deals with safety for electrical equipment for information processing, office machinery and telecom equipment. IEC 62368-1 has many familiar elements from 60950-1, including allowance for prescriptive constructions that have proven safe in 60950-1 and that may be used as an alternative to some of the performance based requirements in 62368-1.IEC 62368-1, the new hazard-based standard for Audio Video, IT & Communication Technology Equipment (AV/ICT), was originally published in January 2010 to eventually replace both IEC 60065 (AV) and IEC 60950-1 (ICT). IEC 60065 addresses the safety for audio, video and similar equipment, and IEC 60950-1 deals with safety for electrical equipment for information processing, office machinery and telecom equipment. IEC 62368-1 has many familiar elements from 60950-1, including allowance for prescriptive constructions that have proven safe in 60950-1 and that may be used as an alternative to some of the performance based requirements in 62368-1.

The American and European bodies have harmonized the date from which the 60950-1 and 60065 standards will cease and 62368-1 will take over. Following a recent update to the EU’s Official Journal (OJ) of legislation, and subsequent announcement by UL in the USA, the new date is December 20, 2020.

Notes:

IEC 62368-1 addresses the technological advances that allow one product to perform both the A/V and computing functions. The standard now covers a wide range of products and takes a “hazard-based” approach to product safety assessment, seeking to identify and classify the product’s hazards under normal and abnormal conditions and how the manufacturer has mitigated the hazards. Once the hazards are identified IEC 62368-1 specifically discusses the safeguards necessary to prevent an energy source capable of causing pain or injury to a body part and which reduces the likelihood of transfer of energy capable of causing such pain or injury.

IEC 62368-1 has many elements from EN 60950-1, including allowance for prescriptive constructions that have proven safe in 60950-1 and that may be used as an alternative to some of the performance-based requirements in 62368-1. However, IEC 62368-1 is not a merger of EN 60065 and EN 60950-1.

 

 

 

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 62368-1: 2014 - Start year: 2014
Location: Global - Global

Description:

IEC 62368-1:2014 deals with 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. Examples of equipment within the scope of this standard are given in Annex A. A rated voltage of 600 V is considered to include equipment rated at 400/690 V. This part of IEC 62368 is also applicable to: components and subassemblies intended for incorporation in this equipment. Such components and subassemblies need not comply with every requirement of the standard, provided that the complete equipment, incorporating such components and subassemblies, does comply; external power supply units intended to supply other equipment within the scope of this part of IEC 62368 and accessories intended to be used with equipment within the scope of this part of IEC 62368. This part of IEC 62368 does not apply to power supply systems which are not an integral part of the equipment, such as motor-generator sets, battery backup systems and distribution transformers. This part of IEC 62328 specifies safeguards for ordinary persons, instructed persons, and skilled persons. Additional requirements may apply for equipment that is clearly designed or intended for use by children or specifically attractive to children. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2010. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

Notes:

This  part of  IEC 62368 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.  

NOTE 1 Examples of equipment within the scope of this standard are given in Annex A.

NOTE 2 A rated voltage of 600  V is considered to include equipment rated 400/ 690  V.  

 This part of IEC 62368  is also applicable to:  

  • Components and subassemblies intended for incorporation in this equipment. Such  components and subassemblies need not comply with every requirement of the standard,  provided that the complete equipment, incorporating such components and  subassemblies , does comply;  

– external power supply units intended to supply other equipment within the scope of this  part of  IEC 62368;  

– accessories intended to be used with equipment within the scope of this part of  IEC 62368.  

This part of IEC 62368 does not apply to power supply systems which are not an integral part of the equipment, such as motor -generator sets, battery backup systems and distribution transformers.

This part of IEC 62328 specifies safeguards for ordinary persons, instructed persons, and skilled persons. Additional requirements may apply for equipment that is clearly designed or intended for use by children or specifically attractive to children.

NOTE 3  In Australia, the work conducted by an  instructed person or a  skilled person may require formal  licensing from regulatory authorities.

This standard assumes an altitude of 2000m unless specified otherwise by the manufacturer.

This part of IEC 62368 does not apply to equipment to be used in wet areas. Additional requirements may apply.

Additional requirements for equipment intended for outdoor installation are given in IEC 60950 -22.  

This part of IEC 6 2368 does not address:

  • manufacturing processes except safety testing;
  • injurious effects of gases released by thermal decomposition or combustion;
  • disposal processes;
  • effects of transport (other than as specified in this standard);
  • effects of storage of materials, components, or the equipment itself;
  • the likelihood of injury from particulate radiation such as alpha particles and beta  particles;
  • the likelihood of thermal injury due to radiated or convected thermal energy; –  the likelihood of injury due to flammable liquids;
  • the use of the equipment in oxygen- enriched or  explosive atmospheres;
  • exposure to chemicals other than  as  specified in Clause  7;
  • electrostatic discharge events ;
  • environmental aspects;
  • requirements for functional safety.

NOTE 4 For specific functional and software safety requirements of electronic safety -related systems (for example, protective electronic circuits), see IEC 61508- 1.   

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 60065:2014 - Start year: 2014
Location: Global - Global

Description:

Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements

IEC 60065:2014 applies to electronic apparatus designed to be fed from the mains, from a supply apparatus, from batteries or from remote power feeding and intended for reception, generation, recording or reproduction of audio, video and associated signals. It also applies to apparatus designed to be used exclusively in combination with the above-mentioned apparatus. This standard primarily concerns apparatus intended for household and similar general use but which may also be used in places of public assembly such as schools, theatres, places of worship and the workplace professional apparatus intended for use as described above is also covered unless falling specifically within the scope of other standards. This standard:

- concerns only safety aspects of the above apparatus;

The American and European bodies have harmonized the date from which the 60950-1 and 60065 standards will cease and 62368-1 will take over. Following a recent update to the EU’s Official Journal (OJ) of legislation, and subsequent announcement by UL in the USA, the new date is December 20, 2020.

Notes:

It does not concern other matters, such as style or performance. This standard applies to the above-mentioned apparatus, if designed to be connected to the telecommunication network or similar network, for example by means of an integrated modem. This eighth edition cancels and replaces the seventh edition published in 2001 including its Amendment 1 (2005) and Amendment 2 (2010). It constitutes a technical revision. The principal changes in this edition as compared with the seventh edition are as follows:
- new requirements for wall and ceiling mounting means;
- new requirements for coin/button cell batteries;
- all notes have been reviewed to comply with the new directives;
- addition of requirements for LEDs;
- requirements for creepage distances are aligned with IEC 60950-1 and a change in optocoupler requirements. This standard has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. Key words: Audio/Video, Reception, Generation, Recording, Safety The contents of the corrigendum of December 2015 have been included in this copy.

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Agency (an Agency can be National, International, or a Non-Government Organization or NGO):
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 60950-1 - Start year: 2005
Location: Global - Global

Description:

Information technology equipment – Safety –

Part 1: General requirements

IEC 62368-1, the new hazard-based standard for Audio Video, IT & Communication Technology Equipment (AV/ICT), was originally published in January 2010 to eventually replace both IEC 60065 (AV) and IEC 60950-1 (ICT). IEC 60065 addresses the safety for audio, video and similar equipment, and IEC 60950-1 deals with safety for electrical equipment for information processing, office machinery and telecom equipment. IEC 62368-1 has many familiar elements from 60950-1, including allowance for prescriptive constructions that have proven safe in 60950-1 and that may be used as an alternative to some of the performance based requirements in 62368-1.IEC 62368-1, the new hazard-based standard for Audio Video, IT & Communication Technology Equipment (AV/ICT), was originally published in January 2010 to eventually replace both IEC 60065 (AV) and IEC 60950-1 (ICT). IEC 60065 addresses the safety for audio, video and similar equipment, and IEC 60950-1 deals with safety for electrical equipment for information processing, office machinery and telecom equipment. IEC 62368-1 has many familiar elements from 60950-1, including allowance for prescriptive constructions that have proven safe in 60950-1 and that may be used as an alternative to some of the performance based requirements in 62368-1.

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The American and European bodies have harmonized the date from which the 60950-1 and 60065 standards will cease and 62368-1 will take over. Following a recent update to the EU’s Official Journal (OJ) of legislation, and subsequent announcement by UL in the USA, the new date is December 20, 2020.

Notes:

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.

This standard is also applicable to such information technology equipment:

−designed for use as telecommunication terminal equipment and TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK infrastructure equipment, regardless of the source of power;

−designed and intended to be connected directly to, or used as infrastructure equipment in, aCABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, regardless of the source of power;

−designed to use the

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as a communication transmission medium (see Clause 6, Note 4 and 7.1, Note 4).

This standard is also applicable to components and subassemblies intended for incorporation in information technology equipment. It is not expected that such components and subassemblies comply with every aspect of the standard, provided that the complete information technology equipment, incorporating such components and subassemblies, does comply.

NOTE 1 Examples of aspects with which uninstalled components and subassemblies may not comply include the marking of the power rating and access to hazardous parts.

NOTE 2 This standard may be applied to the electronic parts of equipment even if that equipment does not wholly fall within its Scope, such as large-scale air conditioning systems, fire detection systems and fire extinguishing systems. Different requirements may be necessary for some applications.

This standard specifies requirements intended to reduce risks of fire, electric shock or injury for the OPERATOR and layman who may come into contact with the equipment and, where specifically stated, for a SERVICE PERSON

This standard is intended to reduce such risks with respect to installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units or independent units, subject to installing, operating and maintaining the equipment in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer.

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