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Update - EN 62368-1:2014 (Edition No. 2): Date of Cessation of Presumption of Conformity of Superseded Standards (EN 60065 & EN 60950-1) associated with the transition to EN 62368-1

Last week (March 26-29) at the meeting of the IEC TC108 Hazard Based Standard Development Team (HBSDT) in Brussels, Belgium, the HBSDT received an in-person update from a CENELEC Representative on the EU LVD activities.

Per the Representative, the announcement in the EU Official Journal (OJ) on the extended Date of Cessation of Presumption of Conformity of Superseded Standards associated with EN 62368-1:2014, extending the date from June 20, 2019 to December 20, 2020 for formal transition from EN 60065 & EN 60950-1 to EN 62368-1:2014, should take place in May 2018, if not sooner. 

Per the Representative, there are no ‘technical’ concerns/reasons for the delay aligning this formal transition date with the CENELEC DOW - the Commission has committed to try to improve the timing of such announcements in the future.

On a related note, Edition No. 3 of IEC 62368-1 continues to have a 3Q 2018 publication target. The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) should be published by the end of April.

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