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PenMount PCAP Control Boards and Software Pass IEC 60335-1

06/28/2018 | Bulletin No : PMY18006

In addition to a long-term focus on our mainstay industrial and medical markets, PenMount continues to explore opportunities made possible by PenMount reliability and innovation.  In response to demand from the household appliance sector, PenMount has adapted our projected capacitive (PCAP or PCI) touch control boards and software to pass the IEC 60335-1 standard for “safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes.”

There are a wide variety of small household appliances in the kitchen such as electric ovens, electric ranges, microwaves, etc. that employ touch panels.  Spanning a broad range of utility and intertwined inexorably with our daily lives, these products must conform to a number of safety standards.  The IEC 60335-1 standard include requirements for “fire protection in unattended electrical household appliances” and is intended to prevent fires caused by hardware or software malfunction or bug.

The PenMount has designed a custom PCAP control board design with additional  circuitry and ODM firmware version that pass SGS lab evaluation IEC 60335-1 Annex R for Class B software (including IEC 60730-1 Annex H automatic electrical controls for use in, on, or in association with equipment for household and similar use):

  • IEC 60335-1 Annex R.1 Programmable electronic circuits using software
  • IEC 60335-1 Annex R.2 Requirements for the architecture
  • IEC 60335-1 Annex R.3 Measures to avoid errors
  • IEC 60730-1 Annex H.6.18.2 Control of class B control functions
  • IEC 60730-1 Annex H.7 Information
  • IEC 60730-1 Annex H.11.12 Controls using software
  • IEC 60730-1 Annex H.11.27.1.2 Protection against internal faults to ensure functional safety

As PCAP touch technology advances, PCAP touch panels, hardware, and firmware are fulfilling roles previously beyond reach.  Many high-end appliances can take advantage of the presentation and functionality of PCAP touch products. PenMount is always on the forefront of trends in the touch industry and anticipates customer needs in our design.

PenMount provides the most powerful and accurate touch controllers on the market.  We create advanced functionality that is convenient and adaptive to meet the needs of our customers.  If you have any questions or product inquires, you are welcome to contact us for more information.

You are welcome to download all of PenMount’s standard product data and drivers directly from our website at: http://www.amtouch.com.tw or http://www.penmount.com. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to email us at [email protected] or [email protected].


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