The current safety standards for ICT equipment (60950-1) and AV equipment (60065) are to be phased out in favor of a single standard, 62368-1, in the EU and North America. The new standard introduces a distinct, hazard-based ideology to product testing.
To help product manufacturers manage the transition, both American and European bodies have coordinated the date from which the 60950-1 and 60065 standards will cease and 62368-1 will take over. This directive takes effect on December 20, 2020.
Just like the old standard, 62368-1 applies to both the end-user product and also to components and subsystems such as power supplies. Manufacturers need to keep this in mind to be sure of procuring acceptable parts throughout the transition period between now and December 2020, and in the subsequent period when only 62368-1 will apply.
Click here for a more detailed account of this transition.
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