In any hospital or medical setting, it is essential that power supplies are reliable and safe. A power outage or malfunction can be dangerous for both patients and operators. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of power supplies for medical use, and some of the safety features that could occur if you don't choose a medical approved power supply.
Low leakage current
Occurs when the current flowing from the power source to the load is less than the specified value. That is why it's critical to buy power supplies that are certified to ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1501 or IEC/EN 60601-110. 2xmoop for operator safety, and 2xmopp for patient safety.
The shortest distance between two conductive parts along the surface of an insulating material.
The shortest distance between two conductive parts through air. Power supplies for medical use must have a minimum creepage and clearance to ensure patient safety.
There are many other safety features that power supplies for medical use must have, such as overvoltage protection and short-circuit protection. Overvoltage protection protects against dangerous voltage spikes, while short-circuit protection prevents damage to the power supply and load in the event of a short circuit.
You can view the range of power supplies we offer that are medically approved here.