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IEC 62368-1:2023 standard for electronic product safety [Video Guides]

The IEC 62368-1:2023 standard is the most recent edition of the technical standard that outlines safety requirements for audio-video products, IT and communication equipment, and various office equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 600V.

We’ve established that complying with the IEC 62368-1 standard is a must for products that fall under its scope. Now, should your design engineers start to read the standard? We’d suggest they first look at a series of videos that we’ve prepared:

This video introduces the IEC 62368-1:2023 technical standard and the way it supports electrical safety, mechanical safety, thermal safety, etc.

The concepts for electrical product safety include who will use the product, the level of user skill, product safety impact levels, and safeguards that can be implemented for each user profile.
This video explores the guidance that the IEC 62368-1:2023 technical standard provides about preventing electrically-caused injuries, such as electric shocks, when developing and launching new electrical products that fall under the standard’s scope, namely IT equipment, AV devices, telecom equipment, and so on. We’ll go through danger levels, safeguards, and product design with electrical safety in mind.

This is an outline of how to prevent thermal burn injuries, AKA ‘burns’, for anyone bringing new electrical products that are in the standard’s scope to market. We cover the thermal burn injury protection model, why different materials cause different burns, categories of burns and likely effects, and safeguards that can be used and when to do so.

Get information that will help you design products that have a reduced risk of electrical fires starting which could be a safety hazard for users. The video looks at why electrical fires start, models for protecting against electrically caused fires, power sources and the level of fire risk they pose, types of safeguards you can implement, and more.

The video explains the reason for battery safety, the causes of battery fires and other hazards, which batteries are more and less safe, safeguards that can be implemented to reduce risks, and more; especially for the types of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries commonly used in the products within its scope.

The product’s enclosure should protect against fire and electrical shock, for example, as well as be functional and look correct. We’ll go through basic concepts, and explain what ‘enclosures’ are and how they’re necessary to protect against fire and other injuries. We also look at the special case of enclosures belonging to outdoor products.