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New Safety Standard IEC/EN/UL62368-1 3.0 on Switching Mode  Power Supplies  Concerning switching power supplies, the date of withdrawal (DoW) for the outgoing standards IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 is December 20, 2020. IEC62368-1 is not regarded as an “merge” IEC60950 and IEC60065 because a new “hazard-based” standard would cover both electronic equipment and IT/Communications technology.  IEC62368-1:2018 3rd edition will replace IEC62368-1:2014 from Dec. 20 of 2020, which was published in Oct. of 2018. IEC 62368-1:2018 is applicable to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 V (includes equipment rated 400/690V).  From now on, manufacturers of power supplies shall consider to comply with IEC62368-1:2018 3rd edition when procuring components and subsystems. IEC62368-1 is basically a product safety standard that classifies energy sources, prescribes safeguards against those energy sources, and provides guidance on the application of, and requirements for, those safeguards intended to reduce the possibilities of pain, injury and if fire, property damage.  Not only Euro and CB (Certification Body) members, in North America (USA and Canada), estimated and adopting of UL/CSA62368-1 Ed. 3.0 on Dec. 20, 2020. The other countries follow IEC/EN62368-1 respectively.  Astek Global develops and leads our switching power supplies into IEC62368-1 Ed.3.0. If you are interested in, please advise us info@astekglobe.com. Thank you.  https://www.astekglobe.com/hot_273190.html New Safety Standard IEC/EN/UL62368-1 3.0 2021-04-13 2022-04-13
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GS Safety approval on Power Supply Units

GS means "Geprufte Sicherheit" in German (safety has been certified). GS certification is based on the German Product Safety Law (SGS) and is a voluntary certification for testing in accordance with the EU unified standard EN or German industrial standard DIN. It is a recognized German safety certification mark in the European market.

  GS mark indicates that the safety of the product has been tested by an independent organization with credibility. Although the GS mark is not a legally mandatory requirement, it can indeed make the manufacturer subject to strict German (European) product safety laws when the product fails and causes an accident. Therefore, the GS logo is a powerful marketing tool that can enhance customers' confidence and desire to buy. Although GS is a German standard, most European countries accepted. And while meeting the GS certification, the products will also meet the requirements of the European Community CE marking. Unlike CE, there is no legal requirement for the GS mark, but the safety awareness has penetrated into consumers, an electrical appliance with the GS mark may be more competitive in the market than another products.

The European Community CE regulations, 1997.1.1. began to control "Low Voltage Directive (LVD)". GS already contains all the requirements of the "Low Voltage Directive (LVD)". Therefore, after obtaining the GS mark, TUV will issue the CE certificate (COC) of LVD without any charge. After 1997, TUV Rheinland's certificate includes the LVD certificate into the GS certificate, that is, the manufacturer obtained the LVD certificate when applying for GS.

GS certification body
1. German certification agencies: They are usually well-known domestic German GS certification agencies include TUV Rheinland (TUV RHEINLAND), TUV SUD (called TUV SÜD in China, also known as TUV PS), VDE, etc., directly from Germany Recognized GS certification organization.
2. Other certification bodies: They are usually other European GS certification bodies that cooperate with Germany include Italy IMQ, SGS, KEMA, ITS, NEMKO, DEMKO, Eurofins, etc.

Astek power supply units are/with TUV-GS certificate. If you are interested in, please feel free to touch us info@astekglobe.com.

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