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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
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?
For DC powered products with internal PS2 circuits and containing only resistive PIS, does this construction require a Fire Enclosure?
For an outdoor access point, I have a question on the application and order of tests related to use of adhesive, and then application of mechanical strength and water spray tests.
For AV/ICT equipment intended to be installed outdoors, is the 30Vdc limit for accessible parts from 60950-22 applicable, or do we apply touch current requirements as in IEC 62368-1 table 4?
Can UL 62368-1 be applied to battery-powered devices like smart phones? As a result, if used in the workplace, will such certified devices be in compliance with OSHA Regulations?
Annex M.2 of IEC 62368-1:2014 requires batteries & cells to comply with the relevant IEC standard, such as IEC 62133(2013). If a battery and/or cell complies with IEC 62133-1:2017 or IEC 62133-2:2017, do they also need to comply with IEC 62133(2013)?
Do parts for Repair / Service (RMAs) send to EU after 2020-12-20 require EN 62368-1 too? What would be the case if RMAs are not under warranty?
How to determine whether a component like cap., inductor, FET and IC is considered a Potential Ignition Source (PIS), and what is accurate definition of single fault condition? What is the implementation schedule of IEC 62368-1: 2018 (Ed. 3)?
We have power supplies & PDU (EN 60950-1 certified) which are shipped as spares with our system or our customer can buy later – since after Dec. 20, 2020 EN 60950-1 will be withdrawn, how will we be able to ship these power supplies/PDUs to Europe?
When a 60950-1 certified internal power supply is used in an end product, is it required that internal components of power supply – capacitors, GDTs, etc. - meet 62368-1 clause 126.96.36.199 / 5.5.7’s electric strength requirement?
I noticed that EN 60950-1 is no longer shown under the LV Directive standards (column 2) in the Official Journal (OJ) of the EU. I thought it was going to be withdrawn next year?
A PSU certified to 60950-1 passes HIPOT test at 2121 V DC between PRI and earth. When it is used in an end product to be certified to 62368-1, does it need to withstand the end product HIPOT test that could be more than 2121 VDC, e.g., 2500 V DC?
Have any other countries / regions been identified other than the EU that will not accept legacy end products certified to 60950-1 (or 60065) after December 20, 2020?