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Why was the 250VA limit under G.9 removed in IEC 62368-1 Edition 3, and when applying IEC 62368-1 Edition 3, why does it reference IEC 62368-3, when IEC 62368-3 itself refers to IEC 62368-1 Edition 2?
What are the options for marking limited power outputs, e.g., PoE ports, per the NEC Section 725.121(C)?
When AV / ICT equipment utilizes an a.c. rated fuse in a d.c. circuit, what level of investigation is required to determine if an a.c. rated fuse is acceptable for use in a d.c. circuit?
For equipment within the scope of IEC 62368-1, which incorporate radiating ultrasound or ultrasonic functions, is it required to document the ultrasound radiation as an RS1 / RS2 / RS3 energy source?
What are the compliance criteria in 188.8.131.52.3 for solid insulation used between one earthed part and another having an hazardous voltage?
Does IEC 62368-1 2nd Ed or 3rd Ed require an additional external fuse to be added to an already certified Annex CC current limiter in PoE Circuits?
Do Suppliers of components (actives and passives) to power supply manufacturers and equipment manufacturers need to certify to 62368-1 and what are those tests required?
Does the "any two leads" short exemption in B.4.1 apply to all pins on the current limiter IC complying with Annex G.9 or is only the requirement for shorting input to output waived as is implied in G.9.1?
Is additional Annex M evaluation still required if a Li-Ion battery pack certified to IEC 62133:2012 and UL 2054 is used in a host product? Will a battery pack certified by IEC 62368-1 be accepted in a host product investigated to IEC 60950-1?
What is the intent of 8.7 of UL 62368-1 for equipment mounted to a wall, ceiling or other structures? Does it cover the mounting means and equipment only, or does it include the equipment, mounting means and mounting to the structure?
When are POE and USB ports required to be marked with the output voltage and the output current according to CSA / UL 62368-1 F.3.3.9DV.1? For POE, can we mark "POE" or "POE+" etc. to replace voltage and current?
What is the requirement for a pluggable connector located in PS3 circuits and used to connect/disconnect with/without load?
I want to know more about creepage and clearance distance measurement, as here they are given for the peak voltages above 330V - what actually would the limits be for psu with 240 Vrms and also for 48V Dc powered?
Does pluggable type B equipment with an Ethernet port need to be provided with a permanently connected protective earthing conductor to comply with the requirements in Clause 5.6.7?
Per M.4.3, a fire enclosure is required for secondary lithium batteries. In the case the equipment enclosure does not meet the criteria of 6.4.8, such as being rated HB, can a fire barrier fulfill the intent of the requirement?