IEC 62368-1 will introduce fundamentally different guidelines centered on hazard-based safety engineering principles

By Alix Paultre, contributing editor

CUI’s Power Group announced that a majority of its external AC/DC power supplies now meet the new IEC 62368-1 standard for ICT and AV equipment. More significant than a simple merger of the outgoing IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 standards, IEC 62368-1 will introduce fundamentally different guidelines centered on hazard-based safety engineering principles.

This represents an important transition for designers of ICT and AV equipment. Similar to past standards, IEC 62368-1 will apply not only to the end system but also to components such as external power supplies. CUI’s newly compliant line ranges from 3 W to 250 W in wall plug-in, multi-blade, and desktop versions, with a variety of output plug options. The models also meet the latest global efficiency standards, including US DoE Level VI and the EU’s voluntary CoC Tier 2 requirements.