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Audio-, Video- und ähnliche elektronische Geräte - Sicherheitsanforderungen

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Avdio, video in sorodni elektronski aparati - Varnostne zahteve
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements
Audio-, Video- und ähnliche elektronische Geräte - Sicherheitsanforderungen
Appareils audio, vidéo et appareils électroniques analogues - Exigences de sécurité
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60065:2002/A11:2008
33.160.01 Avdio, video in avdiovizualni Audio, video and audiovisual
sistemi na splošno systems in general
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

EN 60065/A11
November 2008
ICS 97.020
English version
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus -
Safety requirements
Appareils audio, vidéo et  Audio-, Video- und
appareils électroniques analogues - ähnliche elektronische Geräte -
Exigences de sécurité Sicherheitsanforderungen

This amendment A11 modifies the European Standard EN 60065:2002; it was approved by CENELEC on
2008-07-01. 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, 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: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2008 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.
Ref. No. EN 60065:2002/A11:2008 E

This amendment to the European Standard EN 60065:2002 was prepared by the Technical
Committee CENELEC TC 108X, Safety of electronic equipment within the fields of audio/video,
information technology and communication technology.
The text of the draft was submitted to the Unique Acceptance Procedure and was approved by
CENELEC as amendment A11 to EN 60065:2002 on 2008-07-01.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the amendment has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2009-07-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the amendment have to be withdrawn (dow) 2010-07-01
Clauses, subclauses, notes, tables and figures which are additional to those in IEC 60065 are prefixed
– 3 – EN 60065:2002/A11:2008
2 Definitions
2.2 Types of apparatus
Add after the definition 2.2.12 the following new 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.
Modify indent za) as follows:
za) For a PORTABLE SOUND SYSTEM, a warning that excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.

6.1 Replace the entire subclause in EN 60065:2002 and EN 60065:2002/A1:2006 by:
6.1 Ionizing radiation
Apparatus including a potential source of ionizing radiation shall be so constructed that personal
protection against ionizing radiation is provided under normal operating conditions and under fault
Compliance is checked by measurement under the following conditions:
In addition to the normal operating conditions, all controls adjustable from the outside BY HAND, by
any object such as a tool or a coin, and those internal adjustments or pre-sets which are not locked in
a reliable manner, are adjusted so as to give maximum radiation whilst maintaining an intelligible
picture for 1 h, at the end of which the measurement is made.
NOTE 1 Soldered joints and paint lockings are examples of adequate locking.
The dose-rate is determined by means of a radiation monitor with an effective area of 10 cm², at any
point 10 cm from the outer surface of the apparatus.
Moreover, the measurement shall be made under fault conditions causing an increase of the
high-voltage, provided an intelligible picture is maintained for 1 h, at the end of which the
measurement is made.
The dose-rate shall not exceed 1µSv/h (0,1 mR/h) taking account of the background level.
NOTE 2 These values appear in Directive 96/29/Euratom of 13 May 1996.

A picture is considered to be intelligible if the following conditions are met:
- a scanning amplitude of at least 70 % of the usable screen width;
- a minimum luminance of 50 cd/m² with locked blank raster provided by a test generator;
- a horizontal resolution corresponding to at least 1,5 MHz in the centre, with a similar vertical
- not more than one flashover per 5 min.

Add the following new clause after Clause 20:
Z1 Resistance to candle flame ignition
A television set shall be so designed that the likelihood of ignition and the spread of fire caused by a
candle flame is reduced.
NOTE 1 An apparatus with a viewing screen is not regarded to be a television set if it is declared not to be so by the
This requirement does not apply to the display screen of rear projection TV’s.
NOTE 2 This exemption has been allowed because this technology is falling out of use and it is expected that within a few
years it will no longer exist. This exemption will not be extended to other technologies.
NOTE 3 The frame around the screen is not exempted from the requirements.
Wood and WOOD-BASED MATERIAL with a thickness of at least 6 mm is considered to fulfil the V-1
requirement when applying CLC/TS 62441.
Compliance is checked according to CLC/TS 62441.
NOTE 4 The term vertical, as used in the first dash of clause 5.2 of CLC/TS 62441, does not mean a perfectly vertical
position. It should be interpreted as any surface that can be touched by the flame of a candle of 150 mm height and 20 mm
diameter while the candle is still touching the supporting surface. A typical candle used in the home is assumed to be 20 mm
NOTE 5 It is expected that CLC/TS 62441 will in the future be replaced by a standard, at which time that standard will become
applicable, subject to a vote by National Committees at the time.
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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 Date Title EN/HD Date

- - Audio, video and similar electronic EN 50333 2001
apparatus - Routine electrical safety
testing in production
IEC 60027 Series Letter symbols to be used in EN 60027 Series
electrical technology
IEC 60038 2002 IEC standard voltages - -

IEC 60068-2-6 1995 Environmental testing -
+ corr. March 1995 Part 2: Tests - Test Fc: Vibration EN 60068-2-6 1995
IEC 60068-2-32 1975 Environmental testing - EN 60068-2-32 1993
Part 2: Tests - Test Ed: Free fall

IEC 60068-2-75 1997 Environmental testing - EN 60068-2-75 1997
Part 2: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer
IEC 60068-2-78 2001 Environmental testing - EN 60068-2-78 2001
Part 2: Tests - Test Cab: Damp
heat, steady state
IEC 60085 2004 Electrical insulation - Thermal EN 60085 2004
IEC 60086-4 2000 Primary batteries - EN 60086-4 2000
Part 4: Safety of lithium batteries

IEC 60112 2003 Method for the determination of the EN 60112 2003
proof and the comparative tracking
indices of solid insulating materials

IEC 60127 Series Miniature fuses EN 60127 Series

IEC 60167 1964 Methods of test for the determination HD 568 S1 1990
of the insulation resistance of solid
insulating materials
EN 60068-2-32 includes A2:1990 to IEC 60068-2-32.

Publication Date Title EN/HD Date

IEC 60216 Series Electrical insulating materials - EN 60216 Series
Thermal endurance properties
IEC 60227 (mod) Series Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of - -
rated voltages up to and including
450/750 V
IEC 60245 (mod) Series Rubber insulated cables - Rated - -
voltages up to and including
450/750 V
IEC 60249-2 Series Base materials for printed circuits - EN 60249-2 Series
Part 2: Specifications
IEC 60268-1 1985 Sound system equipment - HD 483.1 S2 1989
Part 1: General
IEC 60317 Series Specifications for particular types of EN 60317 Series
winding wires
IEC 60320 Series Appliance couplers for household EN 60320 Series
and similar general purposes
IEC 60335-1 (mod) 2001 Household and similar electrical EN 60335-1 2002
A1 2004 appliances - Safety - A1 2004
Part 1: General requirements + corr. January 2007
A2 + corr. August 2006 A2 2006
+ A11 2004
+ A12 2006
IEC 60384-1 (mod) 1999 Fixed capacitors for use in electronic EN 60384-1 2001
equipment -
Part 1: Generic specification
IEC 60384-14 2005 Fixed capacitors for use in electronic EN 60384-14 2005
equipment -
Part 14: Sectional specification:
Fixed capacitors for electromagnetic
interference suppression and
connection to the supply mains

IEC 60417 Data- Graphical symbols for use on - -
base equipment
IEC 60454 Series Pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes EN 60454 Series
for electrical purposes
IEC 60529 1989 Degrees of protection provided by EN 60529 1991
enclosures (IP Code) + corr. May 1993
A1 1999 A1 2000
The HD 21 series, which is related to, but not directly equivalent with the IEC 60227 series, applies instead.
The HD 22 series, which is related to, but not directly equivalent with the IEC 60245 series, applies instead.
HD 483.1 S2 includes A1:1988 to IEC 60268-1.

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Publication Date Title EN/HD Date

IEC 60664-1 2007 Insulation coordination for EN 60664-1 2007
equipment within low-voltage
systems -
Part 1: Principles, requirements and
IEC 60664-3 2003 Insulation coordination for EN 60664-3 2003
equipment within low-voltage
systems -
Part 3: Use of coating, potting or
moulding for protection against
IEC 60691 2002 Thermal links - Requirements and EN 60691 2003
A1 2006 application guide A1 2007

IEC 60695-2-2 1991 Fire hazard testing - EN 60695-2-2 1994
Part 2: Test methods -
Section 2: Needle-flame test
IEC 60695-11-10 1999 Fire hazard testing - EN 60695-11-10 1999
A1 2003 Part 11-10: Test flames - 50 W A1 2003
horizontal and vertical flame test
IEC 60695-11-20 1999 Fire hazard testing - EN 60695-11-20 1999
A1 2003 Part 11-20: Test flames - 500 W A1 2003
flame test methods
IEC 60730 (mod) Series Automatic electrical controls for EN 60730 Series
household and similar use
IEC 60747-5-5 2007 Semiconductor devices - Discrete EN 60747-5-5 -
devices - Part 5-5: Optoelectronic
devices - Photocouplers
IEC 60825-1 1993 Safety of laser products EN 60825-1 1994
+ corr. December 1994 Part 1: Equipment classification, + corr. February 1995
A1 1997 requirements and user’s guide A1 2002
A2 2001 A2 2001
+ A2/corr. April 2004
IEC 60851 Series Winding wires - Test methods EN 60851 Series

IEC 60884 Series Plugs and socket-outlets for - -
household and similar purposes

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
At draft stage.
Publication Date Title EN/HD Date

IEC 60906 Series IEC system of plugs and socket-- -
outlets for household and similar
IEC 60950-1 (mod) 2005 Information technology equipment - EN 60950-1 2006
Safety - Part 1: General
IEC 60990 1999 Methods of measurement of touch- EN 60990 1999
current and protective conductor
IEC 60998-2-2 (mod) 2002 Connecting devices for low-voltage EN 60998-2-2 2004
circuits for household and similar
purposes -
Part 2-2: Particular requirements for
connecting devices as separate
entities with screwless-type
clamping units
IEC 60999-1 1999 Connecting devices - Electrical EN 60999-1 2000
copper conductors - Safety
requirements for screw-type and
screwless-type clamping units -
Part 1: General requirements and
particular requirements for clamping
units for conductors from 0,2 mm²
up to 35 mm² (included)
IEC 61032 1997 Protection of persons and EN 61032 1998
equipment by enclosures - Probes
for verification
IEC 61051-2 1991 Varistors for use in electronic - -
equipment -
Part 2: Sectional specification for
surge suppression varistors
IEC 61058-1 (mod) 2000 Switches for appliances -
+ A1 2001 Part 1: General requi

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