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AS/NZS 62368.1:2018, a joint Australian-New Zealand Standard, was prepared by Joint Technical Committee TE-001 for Safety of Electronic Equipment covering information technology equipment, audio visual equipment and their accessories including external power supplies.

It was approved by the Council of Standards Australia on 8 Jan,2018 and the New Zealand Standards Approval Board on 20 Dec, 2017.

AS/NZS 62368.1: 2018 is based on IEC 62368-1:2014 (ED.2.0) with Australian deviations and uses Hazard Based Safety Engineering (HBSE), which evaluates hazards that can be transferred to end users and how technology products safeguard against these potential dangers.

Their main differences are:

  • Add the list of normative references;
  • Add requirements for AU plug;
  • In Australia, it safeguards against transient voltages from external circuits, the separation should pass both impulse test and steady-state test;
  • Change Table 29, Table 36 and Table G.5;
  • Add new Clauses 6.201: External power supplies, docking stations and other similar devices;
  • Add new Clauses 6.202: Resistance to fire, alternative tests;
  • Additional stability requirements for television sets and display devices.

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