The New Safety Standard for ITE and AV Equipment
IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 is the new safety standard with a broad scope that covers ITE, communication technology, audio/video & similar type of equipment. It is a convergence of safety standards to replace IEC 60950 & IEC 60065 as the technologies also converge. The new standard adopts a hazard-based safety engineering (HSBE) approach/standard rather than applying specific safety requirements for specific product types.
HSBE adopts a 3 Block model which, identifies energy sources in the product, classifies the energy and potential to cause injury or damage, identifies the required safeguards for protection from energy sources with the potential to cause injury or damage and qualifies the safeguards as effective.