Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements

The contents of the corrigendum of August 2012 have been included in this copy.

Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik - Sicherheit - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen

Matériel de traitement de l'information - Sécurité - Partie 1: Exigences générales

Le contenu du corrigendum d'août 2012 a été pris en considération dans cet exemplaire.

Oprema za informacijsko tehnologijo - Varnost - 1. del: Splošne zahteve (IEC 60950-1:2005/A1:2009, spremenjen)

Ta standard velja za opremo za informacijsko tehnologijo z omrežnim napajanjem ali baterijskim napajanjem, vključno z električno poslovno opremo in z njo povezano opremo z OCENJEVALNO NAPETOSTJO, ki ne presega 600 V. Ta standard prav tako velja za takšne vrste opreme za informacijsko tehnologijo: - načrtovano za uporabo v telekomunikacijski opremi terminalov in opremi za telekomunikacijsko omrežno infrastrukturo, ne glede na vir napajanja; - načrtovano in namenjeno za neposredno povezavo ali uporabljeno kot infrastrukturno opremo v RAZDELITVENEM SISTEMU KABLOV, ne glede na vir napajanja; - načrtovano tako, da uporablja IZMENIČNO OMREŽNO NAPAJANJE kot medij za prenos informacij (glej klavzulo 6, opomba 4 in 7.1, opomba 4).   Ta standard prav tako velja za sestavne dele in podsklope, namenjene vključitvi v opremo za informacijsko tehnologijo. Ne pričakuje se, da so takšni sestavni deli in podsklopi v skladu z vsakim vidikom standarda, pod pogojem, da je celotna oprema za informacijsko tehnologijo, ki vsebuje takšne sestavne dele in podsklope, skladna.

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Oprema za informacijsko tehnologijo - Varnost - 1. del: Splošne zahteve (IEC 60950
-1:2005/A1:2009, spremenjen)
Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60950-
1:2005/A1:2009, modified)
Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik - Sicherheit - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen
(IEC 60950-1:2005/A1:2009, modifiziert)
Matériel de traitement de l'information - Sécurité - Partie 1: Exigences générales (CEI
60950-1:2005/A1:2009, modifiée)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60950-1:2006/A1:2010
35.020 Informacijska tehnika in Information technology (IT) in
tehnologija na splošno general
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

EN 60950-1/A1
March 2010
ICS 35.020; 35.260
English version
Information technology equipment -
Safety -
Part 1: General requirements
(IEC 60950-1:2005/A1:2009, modified)

Matériel de traitement de l'information -  Einrichtungen der Informationstechnik -
Sécurité - Sicherheit -
Partie 1: Exigences générales Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen
(CEI 60950-1:2005/A1:2009, modifié) (IEC 60950-1:2005/A1:2009, modifiziert)

This amendment A1 modifies the European Standard EN 60950-1:2006; it was approved by CENELEC on
2010-03-01. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which
stipulate the conditions for giving this amendment the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on
application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This amendment exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language
made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the
Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,
the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung

Central Secretariat: Avenue Marnix 17, B - 1000 Brussels

© 2010 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.
Ref. No. EN 60950-1:2006/A1:2010 E

The text of document 108/350/FDIS, future amendment 1 to IEC 60950-1:2005, prepared by
IEC TC 108, Safety of electronic equipment within the field of audio/video, information technology and
communication technology, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote.
A draft amendment, prepared by the Technical Committee CENELEC TC 108X, Safety of electronic
equipment within the fields of audio/video, information technology and communication technology, was
submitted simultaneously to the formal vote.
The combined texts were approved by CENELEC as amendment A1 to EN 60950-1:2006 on
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
patent rights. CEN and CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the amendment has to be implemented

at national level by publication of an identical
(dop) 2011-03-01
national standard or by endorsement
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the amendment have to be withdrawn (dow) 2013-03-01
Subclauses, tables and figures which are additional to those in IEC 60950-1 are prefixed “Z”.
Annexes ZA and ZB have been added by CENELEC.
Endorsement notice
The text of amendment A1:2009 to the International Standard IEC 60950-1:2005 was approved by
CENELEC as an amendment to the European Standard with agreed common modifications as given
In IEC 60950-1:2005/A1 delete all the “country” notes according to the following list:
- Note
- Note 2
- Note 2
- EE.3: Note
For special national conditions, see Annex ZB.
1.1.1 Replace the text of NOTE 3 by the following
NOTE 3 The requirements of EN 60065 may also be used to meet safety requirements for multimedia
equipment. See IEC Guide 112, Guide on the safety of multimedia equipment. For television sets EN 60065 applies.

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1.2.3 Add the following definition:
small battery powered audio equipment:
− whose prime purpose is to listen to recorded or broadcasted sound; and
− that uses headphones or earphones that can be worn in or on or around the ears; and
− that allows the user to walk around
NOTE Examples are mini-disk or CD players; MP3 audio players or similar equipment. Delete NOTE Z1.
Add the following paragraph at the end of the subclause:
In addition, for a PORTABLE SOUND SYSTEM, the instructions shall include a warning that
excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Replace the existing NOTE by the following:
NOTE Z1 Attention is drawn to :
1999/519/EC: Council Recommendation on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields
0 Hz to 300 GHz, and
2006/25/EC: Directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to risks
arising from physical agents (artificial optical radiation).
Standards taking into account mentioned Recommendation and Directive which demonstrate compliance with the
applicable EU Directive are indicated in the OJEC.

Bibliography Add the following note for the standard indicated:
IEC 60908 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60908.

Replace the entire Annex ZA by the following:

Annex ZA
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated
references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced
document (including any amendments) applies.
NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
Insulating, sheathing and covering EN 50363 Series
materials for low-voltage energy cables
Electrical test methods for low voltage EN 50395 2005
energy cables
Non electrical test methods for low voltage EN 50396 2005
energy cables
IEC 60065 (mod) 2001 Audio, video and similar electronic EN 60065 2002
A1 2005 apparatus – Safety requirements A1 2006

+ A11 2008
A2 - A2 + A12 -
IEC 60068-2-78 - Environmental testing EN 60068-2-78 -
Part 2-78: Tests – Test Cab: Damp heat,
steady state
IEC 60073 - Basic and safety principles for man- EN 60073 -
machine interface, marking and
identification – Coding principles for
indication devices and actuators
IEC 60083 - Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and - -
similar general use standardized in
member countries of IEC
IEC 60085 2004 Electrical insulation – Thermal classification EN 60085 2004
IEC 60112 - Method for determining the proof and EN 60112 -
comparative tracking indices of insulating
IEC 60227 (mod) Series Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated Series
HD 21
voltages up to and including 450/750V
IEC 60245 (mod) Series Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages Series
HD 22
up to and including 450/750V
The HD 21 series is related to, but not directly equivalent with the IEC 60227 series. Also EN 50363, EN 50395 and
EN 50386 are to be taken into account.
The HD 22 series is related to, but not directly equivalent with the IEC 60245 series. Also EN 50363, EN 50395 and
EN 50386 are to be taken into account.

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Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60309 Series Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for EN 60309 Series
industrial purposes
IEC 60317 Series Specifications for particular types of EN 60317 Series
winding wires
IEC 60317-43 - Part 43: Aromatic polyimide tape wrapped EN 60317-43 -
round copper wire, class 240
IEC 60320 (mod) Series Appliance couplers for household and EN 60320 Series
similar general purposes
IEC 60364-1 (mod) 2001 Electrical installations of buildings HD 384.1 S2 2001
Part 1: Fundamental principles,
assessment of general characteristics,
IEC 60384-14 1993 Fixed capacitors for use in electronic EN 60384-14 2005
A1 1995 equipment
Part 14: Sectional specification: Fixed
capacitors for electromagnetic interference
suppression and connection to the supply
IEC 60417 Data- Graphical symbols for use on equipment - -
IEC 60664-1 1992 Insulation coordination for equipment within
+ A1 2000 low-voltage systems
+ A2 2002 Part 1: Principles, requirements and tests EN 60664-1 2003
IEC 60695-2-11 - Fire hazard testing EN 60695-2-11 -
Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test
methods – Glow-wire flammability test
method for end-products
IEC 60695-2-20 - Part 2-20: Glowing/hot-wire based test - -
methods – Hot-wire coil ignitability –
Apparatus, test method and guidance
IEC 60695-10-2 - Part 10-2: Guidance and test methods for EN 60695-10-2 -
the minimization of the effects of abnormal
heat on electrotechnical products involved
in fires – Method for testing products made
from non-metallic materials for resistance
to heat using the ball pressure test
IEC 60695-10-3 - Fire hazard testing EN 60695-10-03 -
Part 10-3: Abnomal heat – Mould stress
relief distortion test
IEC 60695-11-3 - Part 11-3: Test flames – 500 W flames – - -
Apparatus and conformational test methods
IEC 60695-11-4 - Part 11-4: Test flames – 50 W flames – - -
Apparatus and conformational test methods

IEC 60695-11-10 - Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal EN 60695-11-10 -
A1 and vertical flame test methods A1 -

Publication Year Title EN/HD Year

IEC 60695-11-20 - Part 11-20: Test flames – 500 W flame test EN 60695-11-20 -
A1 methods A1 -
1999 Automatic electrical controls for household EN 60730-1 2000
IEC 60730-1
2003 and similar use - A1 2004
Part 1: General requirements + A12 2003
+ A13 2004
+ A14 2005
+ A15 2007
+ A16 2007
2007 A2 2008
IEC 60747-5-5 2007 Semiconductor devices – Discrete devices EN 60747-5-5 -
Part 5-5: Optoelectronic devices –
IEC 60825-1 - Safety of laser products EN 60825-1 -
Part 1: Equipment classification,
requirements and user’s guide
IEC 60825-2 - Part 2: Safety of optical fibre EN 60825-2 -
communication systems A1 -
IEC/TR 60825-9 - Part 9: Compilation of maximum - -
permissible exposure to incoherent optical
IEC 60825-12 - Part 12: Safety of free space optical EN 60825-12 -
communication systems used for
transmission of information
IEC 60851-3 1996 Winding wires – Test methods EN 60851-3 1996
A1 1997 Part 3: Mechanical properties A1 1997
IEC 60851-5 1996 Part 5: Electrical properties EN 60851-5 1996
A1 1997 A1 1997
A2 2004 A2 2004
IEC 60851-6 1996 Part 6: Thermal properties EN 60851-6 1996
IEC 60885-1 1987 Electrical test methods for electric cables - -
Part 1: Electrical tests for cables, cords and
wires for voltages up to and including
450/750 V
IEC 60906-1 - IEC System of plugs and socket-outlet for - -
household and similar purposes
Part 1: Plugs and socket-outlets 16 A 250 V
IEC 60906-2 - Part 2: Plugs and socket-outlets 15 A 125 V - -
IEC 60947-1 2004 Low voltage switchgear and control gear EN 60947-1 2004
Part 1: General rules
IEC 60990 1999 Methods of measurement of touch current EN 60990 1999
and protective conductor current

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Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 61051-2 1991 Varistors for use in electronic equipment - -
Part 2: Sectional specification for surge
suppression varistors
IEC 61058-1 2000 Switches for appliances 2002
EN 61058-1
(mod) Part 1: General requirements
IEC 62471 - Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp EN 62471 -
(mod) systems
ISO 178 - Plastics - Determination of flexural EN ISO 178 2003
ISO 179 Series Plastics - Determination of Charpy impact EN ISO 179 Series
ISO 180 - Plastics - Determination of Izod impact EN ISO 180 -
ISO 261 - ISO general-purpose metric screw threads - -
- General plan
ISO 262 - ISO general-purpose metric screw threads -
- Selected sizes for screws, bolts and nuts
ISO 527 Series Plastics - Determination of tensile EN ISO 527 Series
ISO 3864 Series Safety colours and safety signs - -
ISO 4892-1 - Plastics - Methods of exposure to EN ISO 4892-1 -
laboratory light sources
Part 1: General guidance
ISO 4892-2 - Part 2: Xenon-arc sources EN ISO 4892-2 -
ISO 4892-4 - Part 4: Open-flame carbon-arc lamps - -
ISO 7000 Data- Graphical symbols for use on equipment - - -
base Index and synopsis
ISO 8256 - Plastics - Determination of tensile-impact EN ISO 8256 -
ISO 9772 - Cellular plastics - Determination of - -
horizontal burning characteristics of small
specimens subjected to a small flame
ISO 9773 - Plastics - Determination of burning EN ISO 9773 -
behaviour of thin flexible vertical specimens
in contact with a small-flame ignition source
ITU-T - Resistibility tests for telecommunication - -
Recommendation equipment exposed to overvoltages and
K.44 overcurrents - Basic Recommendation

EN 61058-1:2002 includes A1:2001 to IEC 61058-1:2000.


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