It is crucial to understand that IEC 62368-1 is a new type of standard:
From the beginning, the technical committee meant for IEC 62368-1 to strike a balance. It was intended to:
The end goal is the design and manufacture of safe products. Because it is to be so widely utilized, the new standard needs to be stable, understandable and user friendly. The new standard is hazard- and performance based, which places more emphasis on evaluating a product for safety during the design stage. There are three significant changes from prior types of standards.
Previously, a device was evaluated with regards to how likely a person was to get an electrical shock injury, generally by bridging two ‘live’ operating parts. After considerable study by the Technical Committee, the energy hazard requirement has been removed from IEC 62368-1.
Hazardous moving parts can now be more easily defined by three levels of hazard:
In order to smooth the transition between the new standard and the legacy standards, components and subassemblies that comply with IEC 60950-1 or IEC 60065 are accepted without further investigation. This will apply only during this transition, and will be phased out in the future.
For other prefix 62368-1 standards,only country plug and voltage difference,the other aspects are almost the same.
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