On May 26, the new IEC 62368-1:2023 edition was published. This is now 4th edition of the standard. Many countries are now working on the adoption of this standard, including the EU. HAS consultants have already checked compliance with the draft IEC standard against the requirements of LVD, RED, and GPSD directives and submitted their comments. WG6 of TC108X must work on the comments and clarify issues with HAS consultants. Because national committees must approve the changes prepared by WG6, it is very unlikely to have a new harmonized standard listed in the aforementioned directives before the end of 2024. Therefore, EN 62368-1:2014 will remain the only harmonized standard for some time.
Worth mentioning is also the fact that national committees have agreed on the publication of EN IEC 62368-1 equivalent to IEC 62368-1 4th edition. This means that it will be possible to buy an EN standard that will not be listed in OJEU as a harmonized standard – like EN IEC 62368-1:2020.
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