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South Africa Switches to IEC 62368-1 Safety Requirements
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South Africa Switches to IEC 62368-1 Safety Requirements

South Africa Switches to IEC 62368-1 Safety Requirements

In South Africa, safety of electrical and electronic products is covered by the Compulsory Specification VC 8055.

Currently, the VC 8055 determines the safety of Audio/Video (AV) products according to the SANS/IEC 60065 and Information Technology (ICT) Equipment on the base of SANS/IEC 60950. The National Regulatory for Compulsory Specifications of South Africa (NRCS) is still working on the amending of the Compulsory Specification VC 8055 with regard to adoption of SANS/IEC 62368-1. In spite of that the NRCS announced that the acceptance of test reports refers to “Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements” standards requirements.

It has approved the recognition of SANS/IEC 62368-1 as an equivalent standard to SANS/IEC 60065 and SANS/IEC 60950 starting from April 1, 2021. It means that from this date there is no need to provide a declaration of equivalence to SANS/IEC 60065 and SANS/IEC 60950 when tests were carried out against IEC 62368-1 requirements to get safety type approval in South Africa.


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April 22, 2021

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