Product Safety

FAQs: IEC 62368-1 replacing IEC 60950-1 & IEC 60065. What you Should Know

What you should know about IEC 62368-1 HBSE FAQ IEC 62368-1 HBSE replacing IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065: Frequently asked questions. Multimedia devices are rapidly converging and rapidly adopting new technology that enables better communication and performance. As a result, The line separating Audio/Visual equipment from IT products continues to be blurred. As new devices... Read More

IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition Medical EMC Webinar

In the 60601-1-2 4th Edition webinar, you will learn about changes coming with the 4th edition of the IEC 60601-1-2 standard. Topics include technical requirements, updates coming with the 4th edition of 60601-1-2, steps the manufacturer must perform to fulfill risk management requirements, new methods of risk analysis and immunity requirements to mitigate interference and... Read More

Hazardous Locations Guide: North American Certification & Markings

Hazardous Locations Guide: North American Certification & Markings The world of hazardous locations can be challenging to navigate as combustible dusts, flammable gases, mists or vapors can all contribute to potentially explosive atmospheres in the workplace. All equipment manufactured for use in explosive atmospheres must be suitably marked and there are many requirements that electrical... Read More

R&TTE to RED Transition Period for Radio Equipment Nearing an End

The European Parliament and Council Directive on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (1999/5/EC) was revised in 2014 to become the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU. The R&TTE Directive covers all equipment that uses the radio frequency spectrum, with a few exceptions. It also covers all terminal equipment attached to public telecommunication networks. The main objective of... Read More

Top 10 Compliance Today Blog Posts for Electrical Compliance Engineers in 2015

Each year we see a significant rise in readers and subscribers for our Compliance Today Blog posts. The following were the most viewed posts in 2015. ETSI EN 300 328 Version 1.9.1 Contains Important Updates to V1.8.1 FCC Incorporates ANSI C63.4-2014 and ANSI C63.10-2013 into Rules for Unintentional and Intentional Radiators External Power Supplies Must... Read More

Gulf Countries Introduce GCC Certification for Safety & EMC of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) has introduced a common Technical Regulation for low voltage electrical products, effective July 1, 2016. This Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) covers safety and electromagnetic compatibility and will affect seven GCC member states: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.  It follows a similar existing regulation for... Read More

IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 Introduces New Product Safety Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment

In an effort to remain current with new medical technologies, product safety standard IEC 60601-1 underwent another revision with the 2012 publication of Amendment 1.  More than 100 pages in length, Amendment 1 (Edition 3.1) introduces more than 20 new requirements and 60 modifications to existing requirements for medical devices. For manufacturers of medical electrical... Read More