New Edition of IEC 62368-1 Published


A new edition of IEC 62368-1 has been published by the International Electrotechnical Committee. IEC 62368-1 applies to “Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC website.


“IEC 62368-1:2014 deals with the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 V. This standard does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment. Examples of equipment within the scope of this standard are given in Annex A. A rated voltage of 600 V is considered to include equipment rated at 400/690 V. This part of IEC 62368 is also applicable to: components and subassemblies intended for incorporation in this equipment.”

*Description from IEC website