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2017-11-27: EN 63000 has been published.  This new standard is identical to IEC 63000, which is fully based on EN 50581, with some updated references.  Citation of EN 63000 as HS for RoHS has been requested, with a transition period of 60 months.  At this point, EU Declarations of Conformity to RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU) should still exclusively refer to EN 50581:2012
2017-11-17: Final text of EN 50672 (candidate HS for "lot 3" (ecodesign of computers) is now available.  You can order it from your National Committee.  The next step is to have this (candidate) HS cited in OJEU under regulation 617/2013.  For more information and latest status, please visit CENELEC web site
2017-11-06: FprEN 50563 (candidate HS for "lot 26", Networked Standby) passed the final vote.  Final text is expected to be available mid-January 2018.  The next step is to have this (candidate) HS cited in OJEU under regulation 801/2013.  For more information and latest status, please visit CENELEC web site
2017-03-20: In view of its use by CEN-CENELEC JTC10-WG1, the "Compendium of terms used in Ecodesign Directives, Regulations and relevant standards" has been updated to include terms about re-use and and recycling, from EN 62542 and prEN 50614.
2016-11-18: prEN 50643 "Electrical and electronic household and office equipment -
Measurement of networked standby power consumption of edge equipment" has been circulated.

Deadline for comment: 2017-02-10 (2017-01-13) for the Belgian Electrotechnical Committee and many others)

EN 50643 is intended to define requirements for the measurement of the power consumed by the equipment having one or more wired or wireless network port(s) able to resume a function by way of a remotely initiated trigger or reactivation trigger from a network connection.

This standard has been written in particular to support Commission Regulation (EU) No 801/2013 (aka "lot 26") for the measurement of energy consumption in networked standby. This standard applies to electrical products with a rated input voltage of 230 V a.c. for single phase products and 400 V a.c. for three phase products. It also provides guidance for declarations that are required under the same Regulation.

It should be noted that this standards applies to edge equipment.  A companion standard is being developped by ETSI, for interconnecting equipment falling under the same Regulation.

 

2016-11-07: The "Compendium of terms used in Ecodesign Directives, Regulations and relevant standards" has been updated to include terms "described" (not "defined") in section 4 of EN/IEC 62623, and used in prEN 50672

2016-10-21: prEN 50672 "Ecodesign requirements for computers and computer servers" has been circulated. 

Deadline for comment: 2017-01-13 (2016-12-16 for the Belgian Electrotechnical Committee and many others)

EN 50672 is intended to provide a way to determine compliance of computers and computer servers in scope of Commission Regulation (EU) N° 617/2013 (aka "lot 3") with the applicable requirements through reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement methods, which take into account the recognized state of the art, including, where available, existing Harmonised standards established in conformity with the applicable European Standardization legislation. It also provides guidance for declarations that are required under the same Regulation.

 

2016-10-04: IEC 63000 "Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances" has been published.

 

This document is based on European Standard EN 50581:2012, which supports Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). Project team 63000 of IEC TC111 carefully kept full consistency with EN 50581:2012.  The most significant differences are in normative references:

  • EN 50581 references the "old" EN/IEC 62321 standard for analytic test methods.  IEC 63000 references the more recent EN/IEC 62321-x series.

  • In EN  50581, EN/IEC 62474 for material declaration is a bibliographic reference; in IEC 63000, it is now a normative reference.

IEC 630000 will soon be turned into an Harmonised Standard (EN 63000), under the RoHS Directive.

 

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