EN IEC 62368-1:2020

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements EN IEC 62368-1:2020

Publication date:   Oct 14, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 6, 2020


CLC/TC 108X Safety of electronic equipment within the fields of Audio/Video, Information Technology and Communication Technology

European Norm

33.160.01   Audio, video and audiovisual systems in general | 35.020   Information technology (IT) in general



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<span style="color:red">NEW!</span>IEC 62368-1:2018 is available as <a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63964">IEC 62368-1:2018 RLV</a> which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.</br></br>IEC 62368-1:2018 is applicable to 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 document does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment. This is a product safety standard that classifies energy sources, prescribes safeguards against those energy sources, and provides guidance on the application of, and requirements for, those safeguards. The prescribed safeguards are intended to reduce the likelihood of pain, injury and, in the case of fire, property damage. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

– addition of requirements for outdoor equipment;

– new requirements for optical radiation;

– addition of requirements for insulating liquids;

– addition of requirements for work cells;

– addition of requirements for wireless power transmitters;

– addition of requirements for fully insulated winding wire (FIW);

– alternative method for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures;

– alternative requirements for sound pressure.

This group safety publication is primarily intended to be used as a product safety standard for the products mentioned in the scope, but shall also be used by technical committees in the preparation of standards for products similar to those mentioned in the scope of this standard, in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and lSO/lEC Guide 51.

Key words: Audio, Video, Communication, Safety

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits


Directive 2014/53/EU of The European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC


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