New safety standard for electronic equipment gaining momentum

The new international ‘hazard based’ standard IEC 62368 -1 (2ndedition), which is a common safety standard for electronic products, is now increasingly taken into use worldwide instead of the traditional IEC 60950 for IT equipment and IEC60065 for audio/video equipment.

As Nemko is a leading provider of conformity assessment services within these product areas, various actions are taken to make customers and others concerned aware of this new standard and the particularities involved in addition to aligning Nemko’s own capabilities in this connection. One example is a seminar arranged recently by Nemko in Taipei (Taiwan) which was attended by some 35 local customer representatives, including HP, DELL, ACER, MITAC, Pegatron, ECS and Compal. The main focus at the seminar was to identify the differences in the new standard (primarily concerning notebooks and tablets), and the status of implementation in different regions, (e.g. the European EN-version to be enforced from 20 June 2019).

For more information concerning the Taiwan event, please contact danny.lu@nemko.com 

Another example is the extension of Nemko’s NRTL/C scope for the US and Canada accordingly. This is now in place by having the respective national versions of the new standard included in the scope, i.e. UL 62368-1 and CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1, accepted respectively by the US authority OSHA and the Canadian authority SCC).

General information about the new standard may also be seen at Nemko’s website, and for any questions about this, please contact morten.andersen@nemko.com.