Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use – General requirements for equipment intended to be used in educational establishments by children
|Publication Date:||1 February 2013|
|ICS Code (Electrical and electronic testing):||19.080|
Equipment included in scope
This Technical Specification IEC 62850 specifies general safety requirements for the following types of equipment and their accessories intended to be used in educational establishments by persons between the age of 3 years and the age of 16 years under the supervision of the RESPONSIBLE BODY.
If all or part of the equipment falls within the scope of one or more part 2 standards of IEC 61010 as well as within the scope of this technical specification, it will also need to meet the requirements of those other part 2 standards.
NOTE 1 In some countries age limits can be different from those used in this technical specification or can be replaced by capability requirements.
a) Electrical test and measurement equipment
This is equipment which by electromagnetic means tests, measures, indicates or records one or more electrical or physical quantities, also non-measuring equipment such as signal generators, measurement standards, power supplies for laboratory use, transducers, transmitters, etc.
NOTE 2 This includes bench-top power supplies intended to aid a testing or measuring operation on another piece of equipment. Power supplies intended to power equipment are within the scope of IEC 61558 (see 1.1.2 h)).
This Technical Specification also applies to test equipment integrated into manufacturing processes and intended for testing manufactured devices.
NOTE 3 Manufacturing test equipment is likely to be installed adjacent to and interconnected with industrial machinery in this application.
b) Electrical industrial process-control equipment
This is equipment which controls one or more output quantities to specific values, with each value determined by manual setting, by local or remote programming, or by one or more input variables.
c) Electrical laboratory equipment This is equipment which measures, indicates, monitors, inspects or analyses materials, or is used to prepare materials, and includes in vitro diagnostic (IVD) equipment.
Equipment excluded from scope
This Technical Specification does not apply to equipment within the scope of:
a) IEC 60065 (Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus);
b) IEC 60204 (Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines);
c) IEC 60335 (Household and similar electrical appliances);
d) IEC 60364 (Electrical installations of buildings);
e) IEC 60439 61439-1 (Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies);
f) IEC 60601 (Medical electrical equipment);
g) IEC 60950 (Information technology equipment including electrical business equipment, except as specified in 1.1.3);
h) IEC 61558 (Power transformers, power supply units and similar);
i) IEC 61010-031 (Hand-held probe assemblies);
j) IEC 61243-3 (Live working - Voltage detectors - Part 3: Two-pole low-voltage type).