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As has been expected for over a year, on June 15, 2018 the notice of the extended ’date of cessation of presumption of conformity’ associated with EN 62368-1:2014 has been published in the EU Official Journal (OJ).

The original published date was June 20, 2019, which now has been extended eighteen (18) months to December 20, 2020. This date now is aligned with the Date of Withdrawal (DOW) for EN 62368-1:2014 that CENELEC announced in December 2016 for EN standardization purposes.

In the associated EU LVD, per its Note 1 (summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards under Directive 2014/35/EU for Low Voltage), “Generally the date of cessation of presumption of conformity will be the date of withdrawal (“dow”), set by the European standardisation organisation, but attention of users of these standards is drawn to the fact that in certain exceptional cases this can be otherwise.”

Therefore, formal publication of the December 20, 2020 date of cessation in the EU OJ has been considered critical to make sure there was not an ‘exceptional case’ for this standard. Now we know the EN 62368-1:2014 extension was not viewed as an exceptional case.

Per Note 2.1 of the same summary, “The new (or amended) standard has the same scope as the superseded standard. On the date stated, the superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation.”

What this means is that as of December 20, 2020, the superseded standards (EN 60065 and EN 60950-1) will cease to give presumption of conformity with the EU LVD (2014/35/EU) and are replaced wholly be EN 62368-1:2014.

Update: UL 62368-1:2014 – UL Effective Date Extended

UL also would like to announce that we are extending the ‘Effective Date’ associated with UL 62368-1 Edition No. 2 from June 20, 2019 to December 20, 2020, which will impact new AV/ICT products and components submitted for certification (UL/C-UL) as of this date. This change is supported by the fact that the original Effective Date was chosen by UL and aligned with the EU DOW/date-of-cessation to allow AV/ICT manufacturers to plan and align their global AV/ICT equipment certification strategies for two major regions of the world.  Adjusting the UL Effective Date will continue to allow manufacturers to do so.  The UL website that contains this Effective Date information will be updated shortly.

Check back soon for further updates on this dynamic, global industry transition to IEC 62368-1, including the latest information related to the publication of Edition No. 3 of IEC 62368-1 later this year.

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