IEC Publishes New Edition of IEC 60065


A new edition of IEC 60065 has been published by the International Electrotechnical Commission. IEC 60065 applies to “Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus – Safety requirements.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 60065:2014 applies to electronic apparatus designed to be fed from the mains, from a supply apparatus, from batteries or from remote power feeding and intended for reception, generation, recording or reproduction of audio, video and associated signals. It also applies to apparatus designed to be used exclusively in combination with the above-mentioned apparatus. This standard primarily concerns apparatus intended for household and similar general use but which may also be used in places of public assembly such as schools, theatres, places of worship and the workplace professional apparatus intended for use as described above is also covered unless falling specifically within the scope of other standards. This standard:

– concerns only safety aspects of the above apparatus;

– it does not concern other matters, such as style or performance. This standard applies to the above-mentioned apparatus, if designed to be connected to the telecommunication network or similar network, for example by means of an integrated modem.”

*Description from IEC website