Upgraded external power supply line meet new IEC 62368-1 standard
CUI has upgraded the majority of its external ac-dc power supplies to the new IEC 62368-1 standard for ICT and AV equipment. Set to replace the outgoing IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 standards, IEC 62368-1 will provide fundamentally different guidelines based on hazard-based safety engineering principles. This indicates that IEC 62368-1 is more meaningful than a simple merger of the two standards and serves an important transition for designers of ICT and AV equipment.
Similar to the past standards, it will apply not only to the end system but also to components including external power supplies. The company's newly compliant line ranges from 3W to 250W in wall plug-in, multi-blade, and desktop versions, all offered with a variety of DC 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 demands.
“CUI’s mission is to provide our customers with products and tools that prepare them for the latest safety regulations and industry standards,” stated Jeff Schnabel, VP of Global Marketing at CUI. “This is why CUI has upgraded many of our power supply models to 62368-1 well ahead of the December 2020 deadline, while further developing resources such as our IEC 62368-1 whitepaper to keep customers informed,” Schnabel concluded.