The IEC 62368-1 standard covers safety requirements for Audio/Video, IT and Communication equipment
Applus+ Laboratories has widened its accreditation scope to provide testing services according to IEC 62368-1 under the CB Scheme
. The CB Scheme
an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates dealing with the safety of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products.
IEC 62368-1 is a new standard that covers safety
aspects of consumer electronics, video and similar equipment, information processing, office appliances and telecom equipment. IEC 62368-1 is a not a simple merge of former standards IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1. From a technical point of view, IEC 62368-1 has specific compliance criteria related to product construction.
The standard uses a hazard-based approach in order to identify energy sources in the product using the following steps:
- classifies energy sources,
- prescribes safeguards against those energy sources,
- and provides guidance on the application of, and requirements for those safeguards
Depending on hazard classification, there are three levels of accessibility:
- Ordinary persons
- Instructed persons
- Skilled persons
IEC 62368-1 and CE Marking compliance
CENELEC has adopted this new IEC 62368-1 standard, officially issued as an EN-harmonized standard under the LVD (Low voltage Directive).
Testing according to this standard also meets CE marking safety requirements.