The third edition of IEC 62368-1 standard was published on October 4th

As the previous editions of this standard, often referred to as the “hazard-based standard”, has had some challenges to clarity, this new edition has been long anticipated.

In addition to clarifications, the new edition also introduces some new or changed requirements, such as - requirements for outdoor equipment, optical radiation and wireless power transmitters.

Also, the alternative methods for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures are considered as main improvements.
For Europe, the transition periods from the current EN standards (60950-1 and 60065) are expected to be aligned to avoid mandatory application of 2.ed EN 62368-1. 

 

For more information on how the changes may affect your products, please get in contact with your local Nemko office.