EN 61010-1:2010 Is Now Mandatory
EN 61010-1:2010 becomes a ‘general product safety’ standard
The removal of the EN 61010-1:2001 version from the Low Voltage Directive Official Journal has now taken place. As of the 1st October 2013, use of EN 61010-1:2001 for compliance under the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC no longer gives you a presumption of conformity.
EN 61010-1:2001 has been replaced by EN 61010-1:2010 which was released in November 2010. All manufacturers continuing top put product on the market that had used EN 61010-1:2001 for compliance under the Low Voltage Directive are require to re-test/assess to EN 61010-1:2010 and update their declarations and technical files.
EN 61010-1:2010 is far more of a ‘general product safety’ standard and includes many more risks to be assessed than electrical risks (such as mechanical risks on moving parts)
It is also worth noting that EN 61010-1:2010 is applied to all US and Canadian listings as they do not have the directive exclusions or voltage limits in the CE Marking system
Significant Changes in EN 61010-1:2010 include:
It applies to the equipment and their accessories wherever they are used, not just for professional use as previously
- Test and measurement circuits will have to comply with part 1 and part 2 of IEC 61010-2-30 standard
- The introduction of required distance through insulation which had previously been excluded in the older version of EN 61010-1
- A risk assessment process for moving parts (mechanical hazards)
- New clauses covering risk assessment for hazards not fully covered by the standard and more detailed mechanical requirements
- Temperature requirements have been modified due to EN563 (Safety of machinery. Temperatures of touchable surfaces)
- There are added requirements for foreseeable misuse and ergonomics
- New requirements for conformal coatings