EN/IEC 60065 & 62368

The safety standard applicable to audio/video equipment, EN/IEC 60065, is being replaced by EN/IEC 62368-1, which is a new standard that covers both IT and audio/video equipment.


Our pre-compliance service for audio video products will assist you in getting your product to market in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost. By providing advice on the relevant compliance issues early in your new product development cycle we will help you to avoid costly and time consuming redesigns at the later stages of product development. Our wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the EN/IEC 60065 & 62368 safety standards makes our pre-compliance service especially effective.

CE marking

For most suppliers of audio/video and related products the CE marking regime is well known. One of the best ways of demonstrating due diligence is to have Nemko Test Reports and Certificates as part of each product’s technical documentation file. Nemko Test Reports and Certificates to EN/IEC 60065 or 62368 are ideal documents for showing compliance with both the Principal Elements of the Safety Objectives of the UK’s Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations SI 3260 1994 and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD): 2014/35/EU (which replaces 2006/95/EC). For compliance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: 2014/30/EU (which replaces 2004/108/EC), testing can be made in conjunction with our approved Notified Bodies here in the UK.

CB scheme

For international market access, CB certificates and reports are recognised by more countries outside Europe than any other form of safety approval documentation.

N mark

Nemko’s own internationally recognised product certification mark, which is available to manufacturers worldwide.

North American Certification

We can offer both the ‘cMETus’ and ‘cNus’ NRTL marks for the USA and Canada.


For Europe the standard is EN 60065 or EN 62368-1, the USA requires UL 60065 or UL 62368-1, Canada CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60065 or 62368-1, and the rest of the world IEC 60065.

It can be tested to any of the standards either individually or at the same time. It saves money if the product is tested simultaneously to more than one standard because some of the tests are common and the administration costs are lower.

Circuit diagrams, component placement drawings, approvals certificates for all safety-critical components, transformer data sheets, and safety instructions.

An approval mark doesn’t tell the engineer what standard or part of a standard has been used to evaluate the component. Often the standard that is being used to test the apparatus calls up specific component standards.

No, CE marking or a C of C is a self-declaration from the manufacturer or distributor. For the purpose of product certification component approvals must be via an independent third-party testing organisation.

IEC/EN 60065 is different from other standards in that a mains switch must not only be approved to the switch standard IEC/EN 61058, but must additionally be rated V-0 for fire resistance. Most switch manufacturers will supply V-0 rated switches on request.

No, the ENEC mark means that a component has been tested to the relevant European standards, but the requirement for V-0 flammability rating is not required for ENEC marking of switches.

Yes, if the power supply is approved to a current edition of IEC 60065 or IEC 60950-1 or IEC 62368-1 and you can supply the full test report that relates to its CB certification.

Yes, for IEC/EN certification you will need to supply approvals to IEC 60825-1, for North America CFR21 Part 1040 is required.

You can use any colour or colours except the combination green/yellow, which is reserved for protective earthing conductors.

These sockets are the same size as the mains plug used in many parts of Europe, and pose a danger because of this. They are allowed in North America.