BS EN 60065:2014+A11:2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements

BS EN 60065:2014+A11:2017

Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements

Status : Withdrawn   Published : February 2015 Replaced By : BS EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017

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What is this standard about?

It covers the principle safety objectives for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits as per the Low Voltage Directive - 2006/95/EC.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of audio, video and similar electronic apparatus
  • Specifiers and purchasers of this type of equipment 
  • Test labs
  • Users of this type of equipment
  • Regulators

Why should you use this standard? 

Because it aims to protect people and the surroundings of the apparatus. Specifically, its application is intended to prevent injury or damage from:

  • Electric shock
  • Excessive temperatures
  • Radiation
  • Implosion
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Fire
  • Chemical burns (for example as a result of the ingestion of lithium chemistry button/coin cells)

Note that protection for “the surroundings of the apparatus” also implies protection of the natural environment in which the apparatus is used, taking into account the life cycle of the apparatus, i.e. manufacturing, use, maintenance, disposal and possible end-of-life recycling of parts of the apparatus. 

What’s changed since the last update?

The following amendments/corrigenda have been issued:

  • Implementation of IEC corrigendum December 2015: Subclause updated
  • Implementation of IEC corrigendum December 2016: Subclause 12.7.1 updated
  • Implementation of CENELEC amendment A11:2017: Italian A-deviation removed from Annex ZC

Standard NumberBS EN 60065:2014+A11:2017
TitleAudio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
Publication Date28 February 2015
Withdrawn Date18 December 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60320, IEC 60249-2, IEC 60127, IEC 60227, IEC 60216, IEC 60245, IEC 60027, IEC 60384-1:2008, IEC 60335-1:2010, IEC 60068-2-78:2012, IEC 60112:2003, IEC 60038:2009, IEC 60086-4:2014, EN 50332-1:2013, IEC 60112:2003/AMD1:2009, EN 71-1:2014, IEC 60107-1:1997, IEC 60068-2-6:2007, IEC 60068-2-75:2014, EN 50332-2:2013, IEC 60127-6:2014, IEC 60085:2007, IEC 60320-1:2015, IEC 60317-43:1997 Cons Ed 1-1, IEC 60268-1:1985, IEC 60068-2-31:2008, IEC 60227-2:1997 Cons Ed 2-1, IEC 60167:1964
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017
ReplacesBS EN 60065:2002+A12:2011
International RelationshipsEN 60065:2014/AC:2016,IEC 60065:2014/COR1:2015,NS/EN60065 CORR2 (01/17) IEC A
Amended ByAmendment, July 2017
DescriptorsTelevision equipment, Radio receivers, Video tape recorders, Audio equipment, Electrical safety, Electrical engineering, Electronic equipment and components
Title in FrenchAppareils audio, vidéo et appareils électroniques analogues. Exigences de sécurité
Title in GermanAudio-, Video- und ähnliche elektronische Geräte. Sicherheitsanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 93634 0
File Size4.179 MB

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