Select Page

IEC 60950

IEC 60950 is the safety standard applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 V. The standard is also applicable to such information technology equipment:

  • Designed for use as telecommunication terminal equipment and telecommunication network infrastructure equipment, regardless of the source of power
  • Designed and intended to be connected directly to, or used as infrastructure equipment in, a cable distribution system, regardless of the source of power
  • Designed to use the AC mains supply as a communication transmission medium

The application of IEC 60950 is intended to reduce the risk of injury or damage due to the following:

  • Electric shock
  • Energy related hazards
  • Fire
  • Heat related hazards
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Radiation
  • Chemical hazards

Manufacturers should focus on the following when designing their products for IEC 60950 compliance:

  • Wiring, connections and supply
  • Design and construction
  • Protection against hazardous moving parts
  • Thermal requirements
  • Resistance to fire
  • Abnormal operating and fault conditions
  • Connection to telecommunication networks
  • Connection to cable distribution networks

Keystone Compliance assists manufacturers with IEC 60950 compliance. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you with your IEC 60950 needs.

For more information on our consulting services, please click on the following links: