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Product Safety Testing of IEC 62368 Section 9: Thermal Burn Injury

The IEC 62368-1 part 9 standard test method evaluates information and communication technology in regards to product safety conformance testing. As a certified product safety testing lab, we realize the importance of IEC 62368 regulatory standard testing. Meeting the product safety compliance requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

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Summary of IEC 62368 Section 9 Product Safety Testing

A thermal caused injury may occur when thermal energy capable of causing injury is transferred to a body part. Equipment must provide safeguards to reduce the likelihood of painful effects and injury due to burns. Depending on the temperature, contact duration, material properties, and mass of the material, the perception of the human body varies from warmth to heat that may result in pain or injury.

Generally, a basic safeguard reduces the likelihood of a non-injurious thermal energy

source from becoming a thermal energy source capable of causing pain or injury. Examples of basic IEC 62368 product safety compliant safeguards include:

  • Control of electrical energy being converted to thermal energy.
  • Heat sinking.

Scope of IEC 62368 Regulatory Compliance Standard Testing

Protection against thermally-caused pain or injury requires that one or more safeguards be included between a thermal energy source capable of causing pain or injury and ordinary personnel.

The basic safeguard against a thermal energy source capable of causing pain or injury is thermal insulation placed between the energy source and a body part. In some cases, a basic safeguard against a thermal energy source capable of causing pain or injury may be an instructional safeguard identifying the hot parts and how to reduce the possibility of injury. 

The supplementary safeguard against a thermal energy source capable of causing injury is thermal insulation placed between the energy source and a body part. In some cases, a supplementary safeguard against a thermal energy source capable of causing pain or injury is an instructional safeguard identifying the hot parts and how to reduce the likelihood of injury.

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For more information on specific IEC 62368 product safety standards, please visit the links below.

IEC 62368 Product Safety Testing of Technology Equipment
IEC 62368 Section 5: Electrically-Caused Injury
IEC 62368 Section 6: Electrically-Caused Fire
IEC 62368 Section 7: Hazardous Substance-Caused Injury
IEC 62368 Section 8: Mechanically-Caused Injury
IEC 62368 Section 9: Thermal Burn Injury
IEC 62368 Section 10: Radiation-Caused Injury