Ideal Power Ltd. announced a new range of IEC 60601-1 4th Edition compliant external PSUs (Power Supply Units) together with innovative high performing internal converters optimized for the patient/operator environment.
The introduction of these new series has seen Ideal Power expand their medical PSUs portfolio to over 500 different models across their desktop, plugtop, ac-dc and dc-dc components; offering greater choice to medical, dentistry and home healthcare manufacturers across the globe.
External PSU's meet IEC 60601-1 4th Edition
Introducing several new series to their external portfolio, Ideal Power is now able to offer desktop, fixed and interchangeable plugtop units designed to meet the highest medical specification. Features include:
- 5W to 310W
- Universal input of 100- to 240-Vac
- Cord or USB options available on plugtop models
- Variable inlet options available on desktop models
- Over voltage protection
- Over current protection
- Short circuit protection
- MTBF rates exceeding 50,000 hours
All new medically approved internal units
Ideal Power's commitment to ongoing innovation and increased functionality has driven the expansion of their internal PSU range; offering even more versatility and choice in medical sectors. The 43MSC15 ac-dc PSU series features:
- 025 Watt standby power consumption
- Wide input voltage range 85- to 264-VacC, 47- to 63-Hz
- Built-in Class B EMI filter
- 3- to 53-VdcC output voltages
- 4000Vac input-to-output 2 x MOPP insulation
- Protection type class II
- Leakage current under 75µA
IEC 60601-1 4th Edition
The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) work to harmonize global standards to improve the functionality and safety of electronic technology. Though the IEC 60601-1 standard has been in effect for some 40 years, the advancement of technology (such as smartphones and tablets) in environments housing medical equipment has made the operation of medical apparatus more complex.
The 4th Edition seeks to address the emissions and immunity of electromagnetic disturbances, calling for more stringent risk assessments in particular by allowing consideration of operation environments, such as home healthcare applications.
Though the IEC standard itself is not compulsory, key territories are set to follow suit, with America and Europe introducing UL/EN 60601-1 4th Edition in December 2018.