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IEC 60065 uses  IEC 60695-11-10 and IEC 60707 as FR Standards

IEC 60950-1 uses IEC 60695-11-10, IEC 60695-11-20, ISO 9772 or ISO 9773 as FR Standards

IEC 62368 will be replacing IEC 60950 and IEC 60065. The IEC 62368-1 standard, which is primarily performance-based, has evolved as a result of the convergence of technologies and product constructions associated with Audio/Video, Information Technology and Communications Technology Equipment.

IEC 62368  (Part of TC108)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) released A New Safety Standard for High Tech Products, a white paper on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62368-1, which addresses safety requirements for audio/video, information technology and communications equipment.

UL said the standard employs a new form of safety testing, hazard-based safety engineering (HBSE), which evaluates hazards that can be transferred to end-users and how technology products safeguard against these potential dangers.

HBSE enables engineers to integrate safety compliance early in the product design cycle, said UL.

The group said IEC 62368-1 meets the following objectives:

  • A single standard for a range of products, leading to the design and manufacture of safe products.
  • Technology-neutral and stable, enabling the introduction of new technology to the marketplace.
  • Clear identification of the hazard being addressed.
  • Performance-based (rather than based on prescribed constructions), allowing proven prescriptive construction options, as warranted.
  • A (type) test standard, but not a simple merger of legacy standards IEC 60065 and IEC 60950.
  • Useful to designers, but suitable to assess conformance by suppliers, purchasers and certifiers.
  • Allows for minimization of national/regional differences.

The standard does not become mandatory until 2015, but UL encourages designers and manufacturers to start working toward it now.


UL 60065 uses UL94 as FR Standard