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The IEC 62368-1 Toolkit covers an exceptionally wide range of topics, which we believe can be helpful to manufacturers and distributors of A/V & ICT equipment as you plan your transition.
This Q&A includes many of the questions we have been asked, with answers from UL experts. Registered users may also submit additional questions related to the 62368 transition: UL has the answer.
Q&A: You ask, we answer
When are POE and USB ports required to be marked with the output voltage and the output current according to CSA / UL 62368-1 F.3.3.9DV.1? For POE, can we mark "POE" or "POE+" etc. to replace voltage and current?
What is the requirement for a pluggable connector located in PS3 circuits and used to connect/disconnect with/without load?
I want to know more about creepage and clearance distance measurement, as here they are given for the peak voltages above 330V - what actually would the limits be for psu with 240 Vrms and also for 48V Dc powered?
Does pluggable type B equipment with an Ethernet port need to be provided with a permanently connected protective earthing conductor to comply with the requirements in Clause 5.6.7?
Per M.4.3, a fire enclosure is required for secondary lithium batteries. In the case the equipment enclosure does not meet the criteria of 6.4.8, such as being rated HB, can a fire barrier fulfill the intent of the requirement?
For gaskets used to seal a component to prevent water entry in an outdoor enclosure, does Annex Y require a UV radiation test on the gasket in addition to regular gasket tests?
Is Canada, Europe or the US considering an additional extension into 2021 for 62368-1 2nd Ed in light of the logistics and testing disruptions or potential disruptions due to the Covid-19 outbreak?
How do the requirements in clause 5.4.11, which requires external circuits to be separated from earth in 'normal' pluggable equipment type A, apply to the shield of an external cable? Can the shield be connected to earth?
With regards to Clause 6.2.2 of IEC 62368-1:2018 (3rd edition), what is the failure criteria of PS1 under abnormal and single fault conditions on load and power source circuits?
With regards to Clause 4.1.1 of IEC 62368, would an external power supply, either brick type or direct plug into wall adapter, be considered an external component of a device? Wondering if the 60065 and 60950 approved EPS needs to be updated.
If a product is using a power supply certified to IEC 60950 or IEC 62368, with direct connection to the appliance mains inlet, does the 'Stored discharge on capacitors' test of 22.214.171.124 still have to be done?
In G.11, Capacitors and RC Units, there do not appear to be rules to determine the minimum number of capacitors required, with only "examples" given in G.11.4. Examples are not requirements, so are there other compliance criteria?
For the wire insulation located within 13 mm from an arcing PIS at the terminal of an insulated wire used in a mains PS3 circuit, I have a question on separation of combustible materials from a PIS and requirements for internal wiring.
In the Table G.9 of IEC 62368-1:2014(Ed.2), two Y2 capacitors are required for B/S insulation for 300 V OVC II, which is not in line with Table 1C of IEC 60950-1. What is the rationale for this difference?
Must external protective earthing conductors be provided with a Class I permanently connected equipment powered by DC mains, or may use of such PE conductors be indicated in user documentation?
Determination of a Resistive PIS is described differently in Ed. 2 versus Ed. 3 of IEC 62368-1. Are they different test methods? How does one actually measure the power dissipated by a component or any other location?
What if a UL HazLoc customer does not want UL 62368-1 used as the applicable OrdLoc requirements in support of their UL HazLoc certification? Can UL 60950-1 or UL 60065 continue to be used for UL HazLoc certifications?
Between now and the established transition date of 1 December 2020, UL 60950-1 and UL 60065 can continue to be used as the applicable OrdLoc requirements in support…
Is similar support available regarding the transition of AV/ICT for hazardous (classified) locations as is available for AV/ICT for ordinary (unclassified) locations?