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Certification requirements under IEC 62368-1 for AC adaptors that can deliver more than 100W of power to connected equipment.

  • The Consumer Product Safety Office (CPSO) in Singapore issued a notice to suppliers and conformity bodies on September 7, 2023, regarding the certification requirements under IEC 62368-1 for AC adaptors capable of delivering more than 100W of electricity to connected devices, CPSO-070923-11. 
  • This circular intends to clarify the testing and certification criteria for IEC 62368-1 AC adaptors that may produce more than 100W of power (>100W). 
  • All AC adaptors capable of delivering more than 100W to connected equipment that were registered before this circular will be required to meet the conditions mentioned in part A or B during their CoC renewal. 
  • Suppliers can recommend alternative techniques to ensure that their AC adapter complies with IEC 62368-1 version 3 and earlier. The CPSO will evaluate such suggestions on a case-by-case basis. 

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

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