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External AC/DC power supplies from CUI upgraded to new standard

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CUI’s Power Group has announced that it has upgraded the majority of its external AC/DC power supplies to the new IEC 62368-1 standard for ICT and AV equipment.

Set to supersede the outgoing IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065 standards on December 20, 2020, IEC 62368-1 will introduce fundamentally different guidelines based on hazard-based safety engineering principles. This means that IEC 62368-1 is more significant than a simple merger of the two standards and represents an important transition for designers of ICT and AV equipment.

Similar to the past standards, IEC 62368-1 will apply not only to the end system, but also to components such as external power supplies. CUI’s newly compliant line ranges from 3-250W in wall plug-in, multi blade, and desktop versions, all available with a variety of DC output plug options. The models also meet the latest global efficiency standards, including US DoE Level VI and the EU’s voluntary CoC Tier 2 requirements.

“CUI’s mission is to provide our customers with products and tools that prepare them for the latest safety regulations and industry standards,” stated Jeff Schnabel, VP of Global Marketing at CUI. “This is why CUI has upgraded many of our power supply models to 62368-1 well ahead of the December 2020 deadline, while further developing resources such as our IEC 62368-1 whitepaper to keep customers informed,” Schnabel concluded.

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