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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?
For gaskets used to seal a component to prevent water entry in an outdoor enclosure, does Annex Y require a UV radiation test on the gasket in addition to regular gasket tests?
Is Canada, Europe or the US considering an additional extension into 2021 for 62368-1 2nd Ed in light of the logistics and testing disruptions or potential disruptions due to the Covid-19 outbreak?
How do the requirements in clause 5.4.11, which requires external circuits to be separated from earth in 'normal' pluggable equipment type A, apply to the shield of an external cable? Can the shield be connected to earth?
With regards to Clause 6.2.2 of IEC 62368-1:2018 (3rd edition), what is the failure criteria of PS1 under abnormal and single fault conditions on load and power source circuits?
With regards to Clause 4.1.1 of IEC 62368, would an external power supply, either brick type or direct plug into wall adapter, be considered an external component of a device? Wondering if the 60065 and 60950 approved EPS needs to be updated.
If a product is using a power supply certified to IEC 60950 or IEC 62368, with direct connection to the appliance mains inlet, does the 'Stored discharge on capacitors' test of 126.96.36.199 still have to be done?
In G.11, Capacitors and RC Units, there do not appear to be rules to determine the minimum number of capacitors required, with only "examples" given in G.11.4. Examples are not requirements, so are there other compliance criteria?
For the wire insulation located within 13 mm from an arcing PIS at the terminal of an insulated wire used in a mains PS3 circuit, I have a question on separation of combustible materials from a PIS and requirements for internal wiring.
In the Table G.9 of IEC 62368-1:2014(Ed.2), two Y2 capacitors are required for B/S insulation for 300 V OVC II, which is not in line with Table 1C of IEC 60950-1. What is the rationale for this difference?
Must external protective earthing conductors be provided with a Class I permanently connected equipment powered by DC mains, or may use of such PE conductors be indicated in user documentation?