The regulations for Korea Safety Mark are based on the Korean Safety Law. This law changed on July 1st, 2000. There are our major changes as per revised Korea Safety Law:
- The Korean Safety Law divides electrical products into two categories: Products, which have to get the mandatory EK-mark and products, which can get the voluntary K-mark.
- The Korean electrical safety standards have been harmonized based on the IEC-standards.
- Only a factory can be license holder.
Safety standards for Korean EK mark approval are basically equivalent to IEC standards except for some national differences. Major national differences are power supply (220V, 60Hz) and the type of plug. Only plug type of C1b, C2b, C3b, C4 and C6 classified in IEC 60083 are acceptable and all have pin diameter 4.8mm.
Examples of Korean safety standards are as follows; K60065(IEC 60065), K60950(IEC 60950), K 60335-1(IEC 60335-1), K 60127(IEC 60127), K61058(IEC 61058), etc.
Below is a real time product offering from GlobTek for Power supplies with Korea certification: