India BIS Implementation of Amendment No. 2 for Information Technology Equipment

by G&M Compliance (February 22, 2016)

Amendment No. 2 (March 2015) to IS 13252: 2010/IEC 60950-1: 2005 Information Technology Equipment – General Safety Requirements has been issued. This amendment has been notified via Gazette Notification dated May 20, 2015 with date of establishment on May 14, 2016.

As per DEITY notification (Gazette), all products under BIS mandatory list certified under IS 13252: 2010/IEC 60950-1: 2005 will require re-certification to include Amendment No. 2 by December 31, 2016. This requirement is not grand-fathered so all affected certificates and reports will need to be submitted for re-certification.

Guidelines and Requirements:

– Existing registered BIS certificate holder must submit one base model to BIS registered lab for re-testing by December 31, 2016.

– For complying to Amendment +A2 of IS 13252 (Part 1): 2010, the following tests must be conducted:

1. Capacitors Bridging Insulation (Clause 1.5.6)
2. Protection of VDRs (Clause
3. Bridging of Basic Insulation by a VDR (Clause
4. Use of Graphical Symbols (Clause
5. Voltage Under Fault Conditions (Clause 2.2.3)
6. Functional Earthing (Clause 2.6.2)
7. Humidity Conditioning (Clause 2.9.2)
8. AC Power Supply Cords (Clause
9. Multiple Power Sources (Clause 3.4.11)
10. Stability (Clause 4.1)
11. Batteries (Clause 4.3.8)
12. Materials for Components and Other Parts Inside Fire Enclosures (Clause
13. Voltage Dependent Resistors (Annex Q)
14. Insulated Winding Wires for use Without Interleaved Insulation (Annex U)
15. Evaluation of Integrated Circuit (IC) Current Limiters (Annex CC)

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