This paper and companion presentation were written by Paul W Robinson, Australia, and presented to the IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP 2018) in Sydney, July 4-6, 2018. The Symposium theme is: Impact of the Internet of Things.
Abstract—The product safety standard for electronic equipment IEC 62368-1 expands on the concept of three classes of persons to be protected. A new reader familiar with older standards, such as IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 which are to be replaced by IEC 62368-1, may not appreciate the distinction between the different classes of persons or how they differ from other standards. This paper introduces the concepts of types of persons described in IEC 62368-1 and expands on what the terms mean and how they apply, and describes some of the differences with the older standards.
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