TAGS: Regulatory Certification, 62368-1, servers, IT, compliance, 2020 IEC 60950-1, IEC 60065
AUTHOR: Rodger Osgood, Sr. Regulatory Compliance Engineer, Avnet Embedded
Regulatory certification can be confusing because of constantly changing standards, the complexity of the process and the amount of time needed to properly complete it. For most of our customers it is well outside their core competency and can be a drain on resources, delay time-to-market and create unnecessary liabilities. As a senior regulatory compliance engineer, my goal at Avnet Embedded is to successfully guide customers through the regulatory processes and help protect their revenue streams. I’ll be sharing important regulatory updates and insights with you in a series of articles on the Avnet Embedded website.
In this first article I want to share some timely information regarding the IEC 62368-1 transition, which has an effective date of December 20, 2020. This standard governs all Information Technology Equipment/Computer Products (I.T.E.) and Audio/Visual (A/V), which are constantly being updated and developed to reflect the changes. With the introduction of IEC 62368-1, product safety is moving toward a hazard-based approach, replacing both IEC 60950-1 for ITE 90065-1 for A/V with a new single standard. This new standard will be applicable to the U.S., Canada, EU, Mexico, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.