IT equipment safety standard revised -

IT equipment safety standard revised

LONDON — BSI has published a revision to a standard which relates to information technology equipment designed for use as telecommunication terminal equipment and telecommunication network infrastructure equipment, regardless of the source of power.

It also impacts euqipment to be connected directly to, or used as infrastructure equipment in, a cable distribution system, regardless of the source of power.

In addition BS EN 60950-1:2006 applies to components and subassemblies intended for incorporation in information technology equipment.

It specifies specifies requirements intended to reduce risks of fire, electric shock or injury for the operator and layman who may come into contact with the equipment and, where specifically stated, for a service person. It is intended to reduce such risks with respect to installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units or independent units, subject to installing, operating and maintaining the equipment in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer.

The changes made in this revision include requirements added for audio amplifiers, enhanced requirements for batteries and the voltage texts for cable distribution systems have been clarified. An alternative procedure for motor test have been added as have the requirements for insulation having starting pulses. Tests have been clarified for limited power sources and for mechanical strength while the rules have been clarified for single-pole isolators.

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