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What if a UL HazLoc customer does not want UL 62368-1 used as the applicable OrdLoc requirements in support of their UL HazLoc certification? Can UL 60950-1 or UL 60065 continue to be used for UL HazLoc certifications?
Between now and the established transition date of 1 December 2020, UL 60950-1 and UL 60065 can continue to be used as the applicable OrdLoc requirements in support…
Is similar support available regarding the transition of AV/ICT for hazardous (classified) locations as is available for AV/ICT for ordinary (unclassified) locations?
For DC powered products with internal PS2 circuits and containing only resistive PIS, does this construction require a Fire Enclosure?
For an outdoor access point, I have a question on the application and order of tests related to use of adhesive, and then application of mechanical strength and water spray tests.
For AV/ICT equipment intended to be installed outdoors, is the 30Vdc limit for accessible parts from 60950-22 applicable, or do we apply touch current requirements as in IEC 62368-1 table 4?
Can UL 62368-1 be applied to battery-powered devices like smart phones? As a result, if used in the workplace, will such certified devices be in compliance with OSHA Regulations?
Annex M.2 of IEC 62368-1:2014 requires batteries & cells to comply with the relevant IEC standard, such as IEC 62133(2013). If a battery and/or cell complies with IEC 62133-1:2017 or IEC 62133-2:2017, do they also need to comply with IEC 62133(2013)?
Do parts for Repair / Service (RMAs) send to EU after 2020-12-20 require EN 62368-1 too? What would be the case if RMAs are not under warranty?
How to determine whether a component like cap., inductor, FET and IC is considered a Potential Ignition Source (PIS), and what is accurate definition of single fault condition? What is the implementation schedule of IEC 62368-1: 2018 (Ed. 3)?
We have power supplies & PDU (EN 60950-1 certified) which are shipped as spares with our system or our customer can buy later – since after Dec. 20, 2020 EN 60950-1 will be withdrawn, how will we be able to ship these power supplies/PDUs to Europe?
When a 60950-1 certified internal power supply is used in an end product, is it required that internal components of power supply – capacitors, GDTs, etc. - meet 62368-1 clause 22.214.171.124 / 5.5.7’s electric strength requirement?
I noticed that EN 60950-1 is no longer shown under the LV Directive standards (column 2) in the Official Journal (OJ) of the EU. I thought it was going to be withdrawn next year?
A PSU certified to 60950-1 passes HIPOT test at 2121 V DC between PRI and earth. When it is used in an end product to be certified to 62368-1, does it need to withstand the end product HIPOT test that could be more than 2121 VDC, e.g., 2500 V DC?
Have any other countries / regions been identified other than the EU that will not accept legacy end products certified to 60950-1 (or 60065) after December 20, 2020?
As for the IEC62368-3:2017, the test methods for specified ports (USB or PoE) under different conditions are not clear. Will these parts be clarified?
How to understand the highest and lowest specified charging temperature in Annex M.4.2? Can we regard the "charging operation temperature" in the battery specification like 0 -45 degree C as these two temperatures?
Could you explain more details about Annex K.7.1? Especially for the first 4 paragraph? In actual practice, the interlock switch used in mains circuits hardly have 3mm contact gap. what should i do for this case?