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IEC 62368-1 Ed. 3.0 b:2018

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements

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

 


IEC 62368-1 Ed. 3.0 b:2018

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements

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

 



IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3.0 b:2014

Safety of laser products - Part 1: Equipment classification and requirements

IEC 60825-1:2014 is applicable to safety of laser products emitting laser radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm. A laser product may consist of a single laser with or without a separate power supply or may incorporate one or more lasers in a complex optical, electrical, or mechanical system. Typically, laser products are used for demonstration of physical and optical phenomena, materials processing, data reading and storage, transmission and display of information, etc. Such systems have found use in industry, business, entertainment, research, education, medicine and consumer products. Laser products that are sold to other manufacturers for use as components of any system for subsequent sale are not subject to IEC 60825-1, since the final product will itself be subject to this standard. Laser products that are sold by or for manufacturers of end products for use as repair parts for the end products are also not subject to IEC 60825-1. However, if the laser system within the laser product is operable when removed from the end product, the requirements of this Part 1 apply to the removable laser system. The objectives of this part of IEC 60825 are:
 - to introduce a system of classification of lasers and laser products emitting radiation in the wavelength range 180 nm to 1 mm according to their degree of optical radiation hazard in order to aid hazard evaluation and to aid the determination of user control measures;
 - to establish requirements for the manufacturer to supply information so that proper precautions can be adopted;
 - to ensure, through labels and instructions, adequate warning to individuals of hazards associated with accessible radiation from laser products; and
 - to reduce the possibility of injury by minimizing unnecessary accessible radiation and to give improved control of the laser radiation hazards through protective features. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 - a new class, Class 1C, was introduced;
 - the measurement condition 2 ("eye loupe" condition) was removed;
 - a classification of the emission of laser products below a certain radiance level that are intended to be used as replacement for conventional light sources can, as an option, be based on the IEC 62471 series;
 - and the accessible emission limits (AELs) for Class 1, 1M, 2, 2M and 3R of pulsed sources, particularly of pulsed extended sources, were updated to reflect the latest revision of the ICNIRP guidelines on exposure limits (accepted for publication in Health Physics Journal 2013, see also www.icnirp.org).


IEC 60812 Ed. 3.0 b:2018

Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA and FMECA)

IEC 60812:2018 explains how failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), including the failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) variant, is planned, performed, documented and maintained. The purpose of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is to establish how items or processes might fail to perform their function so that any required treatments could be identified. An FMEA provides a systematic method for identifying modes of failure together with their effects on the item or process, both locally and globally. It may also include identifying the causes of failure modes. Failure modes can be prioritized to support decisions about treatment. Where the ranking of criticality involves at least the severity of consequences, and often other measures of importance, the analysis is known as failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA). This document is applicable to hardware, software, processes including human action, and their interfaces, in any combination. An FMEA can be used in a safety analysis, for regulatory and other purposes, but this being a generic standard, does not give specific guidance for safety applications. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision.This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 a) the normative text is generic and covers all applications;
 b) examples of applications for safety, automotive, software and (service) processes have been added as informative annexes;
 c) tailoring the FMEA for different applications is described;
 d) different reporting formats are described, including a database information system;
 e) alternative means of calculating risk priority numbers (RPN) have been added;
 f) a criticality matrix based method has been added;
 g) the relationship to other dependability analysis methods have been described.
 Keywords: failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)


IEC 60529 Ed. 2.2 b:2013

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)

IEC 60529:1989+A1:1999+A2:2013 Applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. The contents of the corrigenda of January 2003, of September 2007 and of October 2009 have been included in this copy.   This consolidated version consists of the second edition (1989), its amendment 1 (1999) and its amendment 2 (2013). Therefore, no  need to order amendments in addition to this publication.  


IEC 61508 - Electronic Functional Safety Package

IEC 61508-1, IEC 61508-2, IEC 61508-3, IEC 61508-4, IEC 61508-5, IEC 61508-6 and IEC 61508-7

IEC 61508 - Electronic Functional Safety Package specifies the requirements for any electronic safety related system. The IEC 61508 - Electronic Functional Safety Package also provides techniques and measures for implementing electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic safety related systems as well as software requirements. IEC 61508 - Electronic Functional Safety Package includes:
IEC 61508-1 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC 61508-2 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC 61508-3 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC 61508-4 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC 61508-5 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC 61508-6 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC 61508-7 Ed. 2.0 b:2010
IEC/TR 61508-0 Ed. 1.0 b:2005


IEC 60601-1 Ed. 3.2 en:2020

Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance

IEC 60601-1:2005+A1:2012+A2:2020 contains requirements concerning basic safety and essential performance that are generally applicable to medical electrical equipment. For certain types of medical electrical equipment, these requirements are either supplemented or modified by the special requirements of a collateral or particular standard. Where particular standards exist, this standard should not be used alone. This document includes the contents of the corrigenda 1 (2006) and 2 (2007), the contents of the corrigendum to Amendment 1 (2014), as well as the interpretation sheets 1 (2008), 2 (2009) and 3 (2013). This consolidated version consists of the third edition (2005), its amendment 1 (2012) and its amendment 2 (2020). Therefore, no need to order amendments in addition to this publication.



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