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IEC 60950-23 Testing

Information technology equipment – Safety – Part 23: Large data storage equipment

IEC 60950-23 Scope:

IEC 60950 23 EN 60950 23 testing specifies requirements for information technology equipment (ITE) with self-contained data storage systems that contain hazardous moving parts. These data storage systems are typically large enough to permit a person to enter completely, however, the systems also include similar large equipment permitting complete limb or head access to the area containing hazardous moving parts. These requirements are additional to the relevant requirements in IEC 60950-1.

The maximum three dimensional reach of a cartridge accessory assembly typically has a minimum motion envelop of 0,75 m3 or more. The equipment shall be installed in a restricted access location, such as a data center. The exceptions for 2.1.3 and 4.5.4 noted in 1.2.7.3 of IEC 60950-1 do not apply to this Part 23.

NOTE 1: An example of equipment covered by this scope is an automated information mass storage and retrieval system that uses integral hazardous moving parts for the handling of recorded media (for example, tape cartridges, tape cassettes, optical disks, etc.) and similar functions.

IEC 60950-23 is not applicable to equipment with non-self-contained hazardous moving parts, such as robotic equipment installed in an industrial environment.

NOTE 2: For standards related to robotic equipment in an industrial environment, see IEC 60204-1, IEC 60204-11 and ISO 10218.

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Related Standards:

IEC 60950-1 General requirements

IEC 60950-21 Remote power feeding

IEC 60950-22 Equipment to be installed outdoors