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IEC 60950

Safety of Information Technology Equipment

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Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 April 1999
Status: inactive
Page Count: 540
scope:

Equipment covered by this standard

This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V.

This standard is also applicable to such information technology equipment designed and intended to be connected directly to a TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK, regardless of the source of power.

It is also applicable to such information technology equipment designed to use the AC MAINS SUPPLY as a telecommunication transmission medium (see note 4 of clause 6).

This standard 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 SERVICE PERSONNEL.

This standard 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.

Examples of equipment which is in the scope of this standard are:

accounting machines

bookkeeping machines

calculators

cash registers

copying machines

data circuit terminating equipment

data preparation equipment

data processing equipment

data terminal equipment

dictation equipment

document shredding machines

duplicators

electrically operated drawing machines

erasers

facsimile equipment

key telephone systems

magnetic tape handlers

mail processing machines

micrographic office equipment

modems

monetary processing machines including automated teller (cash dispensing) machines

motor-operated files

PABX's

paper jogging machines

paper trimmers (punchers, cutting machines, separators)

pencil sharpeners

personal computers

photoprinting equipment

plotters

point of sale terminals including associated electronic scales

postage machines

public information terminals

staplers

telephone answering machines

telephone sets

text processing equipment

typewriters

visual display units

This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and equipment that is not listed is not necessarily excluded from the scope.

Equipment complying with the relevant requirements in this standard is considered suitable for use with process control equipment, automatic test equipment and similar systems requiring information processing facilities. However, this standard does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment.

Additional requirements

Requirements additional to those specified in this standard may be necessary for:

 - equipment intended for operation in special environments, for example, extremes of temperature; excessive dust, moisture or vibration; flammable gases; and corrosive or explosive atmospheres;

 - electromedical applications with physical connections to the patient;

 - equipment intended to be used in vehicles, on board ships or aircraft, in tropical countries, or at altitudes greater than 2 O00 m;

 - equipment intended for use where ingress of water is possible; for guidance on such requirements and on relevant testing, see annex T.

NOTE - Attention is drawn to the fact that authorities of some countries impose additional requirements.

Exclusions

This standard does not apply to:

 - support equipment, such as air conditioning, fire detection or fire extinguishing systems;

 - power supply systems, such as motor-generator sets, battery backup systems and transformers, which are not an integral part of the equipment;

 - building installation wiring;

 - devices requiring no electric power.

Document History

IEC 60950
April 1, 1999
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
Equipment covered by this standard This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment,...
September 1, 1991
Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including Electrical Business Equipment
A description is not available for this item.
September 1, 1991
Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including Electrical Business Equipment
Equipment covered by this standard This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment,...
January 1, 1991
Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including Electrical Business Equipment; (Amendment 1-1992) (Amendment 2-1993) (CENELEC EN 60950: 1992) (CENELEC EN 60950/A1: 1993) (Amendment 3-1995) (ECMA ECMA TR/63) (AS/NZS 3260: 1993) (Amendment 4-1996)
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