EN 62368-1:2014 will replace two main EN standards on December 20, 2020. A year or two years ago this seemed a long way off. Now it is right around the corner.
To begin with, we want to take a look at the status of EN 62368-1:2014 on the list of official Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU harmonized standards published in the Official Journal of the EU, here. See below pertaining to EN 62368-1:2014:
We know from reading this article, published on August 29, 2016 on this blog, that the first date shown, 8.7.2016, is the date that EN 62368-1:2014 was published in the Official Journal of the EU and was acceptable to use to prove conformity to the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU. The next block to the right shows the standards it will replace: EN 60065 and EN 60950-1. Immediately to the right of that block is the date that EN 62368-1 totally replaces the other two standards.
As of December 20, 2020 you will not be able to send products to the EU that are in the scope of the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU or the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU unless they are tested to EN 62368-1:2014.
This means that if you are making products that were tested to EN 60950-1 or EN 60065 now is the time to investigate testing to EN 62368-1:2014. In the fall of 2020 our labs are going to be filled with projects undergoing UL/CSA/EN/IEC 62368-1 testing.
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