62368 will replace 60065 (Audio/Video) and 60950 (IT) for external power supplies.
MEGA Electronics has already begun the process of getting 62368 certified.
EN 62368-1 – As mentioned in previous communications, EN 62368-1 was published in Europe during the second half of 2014. The Date of Withdrawal (DoW) of the standards to be superseded, EN 60065 and EN 60950-1, was assigned as of June 20, 2019. However, the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union has yet to be updated to include EN 62368-1 as a standard formally associated with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) – this update of the LVD is expected to be published soon.
UL Effective Date
UL has also assigned a June 20, 2019, UL Effective Date
equipment/certifications of A/V, IT or ICT equipment, or significant modification
equipment/certifications. Continuing certification will be allowed for existing certifications that are not significantly modified after the date. Like in the EU, this date is aligned with the adoption period recommended by IEC TC108 and it will allow AV & ICT equipment manufacturers to both adequately prepare for the transition to the new standard and align their certification strategies to cover two main regions of the world. More information on the associated UL Effective Dates for all the primary UL A/V & ICT standards is outlined in this blog post: https://industries.ul.com/blog/effective-date-information
Please see the link below for the UL website and additional UL standards information.
MEGA Electronics is dedicated to ensuring all of our products have the required certifications. We monitor and anticipate these changes so that your projects can proceed without delay. Please call us at 732-249-2656 for information on how these updates might impact your products or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about external power supply efficiency regulations and the change from Level V to level VI, please review our slide presentation.