Xsolo Power Supply for Medical Applications
The international standard IEC 60601 specifies testing performance for electrical devices used in medical applications. This standard has undergone some significant changes in the last number of years, with the recent adoption of the 3rd edition of the standard in 2012. In fact, IEC recently announced the planned introduction of the 4th edition of the IEC60601 standard, slated for adoption in 2018, making it a design consideration for the next generation of medical equipment.
The medical electronics end-product is the “applied part” that must be evaluated for overall performance to meet standard’s requirements. The power supply is considered a component of a medical device.
Although a power supply cannot be “certified,” it can be designed and tested to meet the necessary levels of performance according to the applied part’s intended applications. Testing power supplies to this medical standard can help manufacturers optimize their medical designs to achieve the highest performance and safety levels and thereby enable first-pass success during agency approvals. This paper describes how Excelsys Technologies Xsolo power supplies have been designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC 60601 standard.
Excelsys Technologies’ Xsolo power supplies have been designed and tested to demonstrate that they are suitable for use in products intended for medical applications requiring compliance with either the B or BF classification.
Moreover, It is not uncommon for applied products requiring type CF performance levels to need additional isolation methods such as isolated power converters in the system or medically-rated high-isolation transformers in the overall system design. Excelsys offers low leakage power supply versions, which enable incorporation of multiple power supplies into various medical-rated systems depending on the applications. Excelsys has a global applications team available to support and assist customers with their system applications.