UL/EN/IEC 60065 (Edition 8) Transition Deadline Approaching – Deadline is November 17, 2017

by G&M Compliance (March 21, 2018)

IEC 60065, Edition No. 8, Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety requirements, was published in June 2014, with a transition deadline of 17 November 2017 for the EU and EN version. This standard transition affects manufacturers of Audio Video equipment/consumer electronics with existing product certifications based on Edition No. 7.2 of IEC 60065.

What are the main 60065 changes from the Seventh to Eighth edition?:

  • New requirements for wall and ceiling mounting
  • New requirements for coin/button cell batteries
  • The addition of LED requirements
  • Creepage distance requirements aligned with IEC 60950-1
  • Change in optocoupler requirements
  • Update of national differences from Edition No. 7.2 of UL 60065

Certified in Europe?

If your product is sold in Europe and certified to an earlier edition of EU and EN 60065, please note that you have until 17 November 2017 to certify to the eighth edition or adopt the latest hazard based safety standard EN/IEC 62368-1, Edition No. 2.  There will not be a formal industry file review for existing UL 60065 certifications.

For additional information, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. or call us at 714-628-1020.