Winter 2018

  
  In this Issue:

  -  2018 Q1 management committee      meeting

  -  Technical Committee update

  -  Updates coming for EPSMA
     technical documents

  -  ‘CE marking’ forum for EPSMA      members

  -  EPSMA considers some issues with      IEC 62368-1

  -  New member SiQ


    

Members’ newsletter Winter 2018

  
   Notes from the Secretariat

Welcome to the Winter 2018 EPSMA newsletter. Spring should be with us soon but nobody has told the weather - its still cold, at least in the UK!

We have just had the quarter 1 management committee meeting at the new Puls headquarters building in Munich. This is an excellent example of office design around the needs of people and has deservedly won awards for its layout and design. Congratulations to Bernhard Erdl and his team!

The EPSMA welcomes a new associate member, SiQ, a major test laboratory in Slovenia. SiQ provides a welcome source of certification knowledge to the EPSMA members.

After much hard work by Technical Committee members, updates to EPSMA publications  below have been completed and are with MC members for review. These should be available on the website by the end of April.

“Harmonic Current Emissions Guidelines to the standard
 EN 61000-3-2”, (PFC guide)

“CE Marking Guidance for power Supplies”

 “Accurate Efficiency Measurements”

A new initiative by the EPSMA is to provide a forum for members to report difficulties and anomalies with CE marking requirements. If you have any information that could help other members with CE marking, please send to the secretariat and it will be put in the members’ area of the website as a common resource.

Please keep a flow of marketing information about your products, news and vacancies coming to the secretariat for placement on the website. It’s free to EPSMA members!

Also remember we have a ’Linkedin’ forum for members to use and a data base of UL non-conformances for members to log their observations. Contact the secretariat for more details

As ever, meeting minutes and committee reports are in the members’ area of the website. Contact the secretariat if you need your password re- sending.


    

  

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  Management Committee meeting  15th March Munich

The meeting was attended by 14 members and three guests including Rolf Winter from ZVEI, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association. Hr Winter gave a presentation on the work of his organisation and discussdion followed on how we can possibly work together in the future.


Much of the meeting was taken up with discussions about the implementation of IEC 62368 and some anomalies that have arisen. Members Tracopower and Phoenix Contact have prepared notes and presentations on the issues which have been circulated to members.

An example of an issue is that a 48V output supply is designated ES1 or ‘safe’ but if it cyclically shuts down and restarts under fault conditions, it is designated ES2 because the output is considered now as AC which has lower voltage limits for category ES1. The secretrariat is collecting comments from EPSMA members and will support a submission to the relevant IEC committee requesting clarification or changes.


Full minutes of the meeting along with links to presentations are available in the members area of the website.


  Technical Committee  

Updates to publications mentioned above are complete and with MC members for approval and release. Members were asked to consider what new work can be started and suggestions requested for consideration at the next MC meeting.


  Next meetings

Management committee meeting at PCIM conference in Nuremberg on Tuesday 5th June - Guests welcome - contact secretariat for meeting details.

Technical Committee meeting at Siemens Nuremberg Monday 4th June.

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