01/2020: IBL-Lab GmbH list electrical safety in DAkkS Accreditation Scope
Scope of Accreditation: https://www.dakks.de/as/ast/d/D-PL-21375-01-00.pdf
IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements
On December 20, 2020 the seasoned harmonized standards IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 will lose their presumption of conformity and will be replaced by IEC 62368-1 und EN 62368-1.
Until then it is advised to reassess all relevant products pursuant to IEC 62368-1 to further be able to confirm compliance with RED (Radio Equipment Directive) or LVD (Low Voltage Directive).
Thanks to these changes in standards philosophy away from technology-focused catalogues to a hazard-based approach, it now is easier to equally assess varying products.
For instance, hazards are categorized by type and „size“ of the according energy source:
The core area electrical energy source encompasses high-voltage testing, leakage-current measurements, protective conductor measurements for products connected to the public power grid. Especially the isolation coordination as implemented by the manufacturer is put to the test.
Further, indirectly-involved hazards regarding electrical energy sources find themselves in the converted or available power–read: fire–and contact temperatures at accessible locations. To do this, products are run in their intended and abnormal environments, as products must prove themselves in single-fault conditions. Finally, it may be confirmed whether or not the regulations on reducing a possible ignition are fulfilled or if a fire protection enclosure is required.
Besides that, contact temperatures are monitored to ensure thresholds are kept in all cases, where requiring a warning sign or a corresponding protection is not intended.
- IEC 62368-1
- DIN EN 62368-1
- VDE 0868-1
- Determination of Inflammability Class within IEC 62368-1 (HB / V-0)