On December 20, 2020, products on the market will need to meet the requirements of the new IEC 62368-1 standard; previous standards IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065, and their regional harmonized standards, will be formally withdrawn. This is not a merger of IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 but a completely new standard applicable to products in its scope. Compliance criteria for the standard is related to hazards for performance and construction.

As an EN Harmonized standard, it should be used in compliance against the LVD (Low Voltage Directive) for CE Marking purposes within Europe.


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