In this Issue:

  -  2018 AGM and Q4 MC/TC meeting

  -  Proposed new TC report topics

  -  EPSMA publications high in search      rankings

  -  New technical presentations in      members’ area

  -  UL invites EPSMA members to      workshop



Members’ Newsletter Winter 2018

   Notes from the Secretariat

Welcome to the Winter 2018 EPSMA newsletter.  

We’ve just had a well-attended AGM and management committee meeting held at Electronica in Munich, hosted by ZVEI to whom we’re grateful for the facilities provided. The exhibition was, as ever, interesting with many meetings, both formal and informal.

    Technical Committee Meeting

The Q4 Technical committee meeting was held at Puls HQ in Munich the day before the AGM with 17 members in attendance. As well as the usual discussions about markets and standards, three presentations were given:

These presentations will appear in the members’ area of the website soon.

    AGM and Q4 Management Committee meeting

16 EPSMA members and guests attended the AGM with reports given on the progress and activities of the organisation over the last year. Bernhard Erdl, Chairman, praised the work of the Technical Committee members for their work during the year with three reports published. These reports are now high in web search rankings.

Paul Conway, chairman of the TC presented material given to the TC by Dave Collins of Artesyn explaining the differences between IEC 62368 and IEC 60950, a hot topic for EPSMA members.

New projects for the TC to take on were discussed with various suggestions ranging from ‘Lifetime prediction of power supplies’ through ‘Embedded software validation’ to ‘Practical EMI disturbance levels’. The MC hopes to agree which to progress with the TC soon. If any EPSMA members have topics they think would be useful for TC reports, please let the secretariat know. The theme is always topics that help EPSMA member customers understand, evaluate and apply member products.

The planned discussion with UL at the meeting did not take place due to unforeseen circumstances and is proposed to be held at the EPSMA MC meeting at PCIM in May 2019. UL however did invite EPSMA members to attend a workshop at UL offices in Neu-Isenburg. If there is interest in this from EPSMA members, the secretariat will make arrangements.

The day concluded with a pleasant traditional Bavarian dinner in central Munich

Minutes of the meeting can be seen in the members’ area of the website

The next MC meeting will be held in London on the 5th February - if any non MC members would like to attend as guests, please let the secretariat know.


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.

    CE Marking Issues forum

Remember we have a forum for issues members have with “CE” marking. If you would like to share problems (and resolutions!) With other members, please contact the secretariat with details.



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