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22. What is class 2, class I ?
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22. What is class 2(II), class I ? What is the difference between class I and class II?

Class I: Equipment where protection against electric shock is achieved by using basic insulation and also providing a means of connecting to the protective earth conductor in the building where by routing those conductive parts that are otherwise capable of assuming hazardous voltages to earth ground if the basic insulation fails. This means a class I switching power supply/adapter will provide a terminal/pin for earth ground connection.

Class II: Equipment in which protection against electric shock does not rely on basic insulation only, but in which additional safety precautions, such as double insulation or reinforced insulation are provided, there being no reliance on either protective earth or installation conditions. This means a class II switching power supply/adapter does NOT have a terminal/pin for earth ground connection.