Latest power supplies meet medical performance specifications
Excelsys Technologies has announced that its Xsolo power supplies have been
designed and tested to meet both the B and BF type requirements per the IEC
60601 standard making them suitable for applications that need these levels
of performance for power supplies used in medical applications.
The company's testing procedures were performed in accordance with
requirements for B (body) and BF (body floating) medical end products. The
goal of the testing was to help manufacturers optimize their medical designs
to achieve the highest performance and safety levels, enabling first-pass
success during agency approvals.
B-type applied parts, which are not typically attached to the patient for
long periods of time, include LED lighting, medical lasers, medical imaging
(e.g., MRI), hospital beds and phototherapy equipment. Type BF applied parts
have conductive long-term contact with a patient. These can include
incubators, therapy systems patient heating and cooling equipment,
ultrasound monitoring, cardiac monitoring, as well as long-term diagnostic
equipment and blood pressure monitoring.
To demonstrate that its power supplies are suitable for these applications,
Excelsys tested both its basic and low-leakage Xsolo models (XS1000-48N-000
and XS1000-48N-004) to the 60601 standard using an AC source providing
264VAC at 63Hz to recreate worse-case conditions. Copies of the test report
are available on request.
“Excelsys Technologies developed the XS series of power supplies with
medical applications in mind,” said Gary Duffy, CEO, Excelsys. “By testing
our power supplies to the 60601 B and BF specification, we help
manufacturers with the task of certifying the end medical device as an
applied part for their intended applications with respect to safety and
Manufacturers often need to incorporate multiple power supplies into a given
system and still meet stringent requirements. To help meet these
requirements, Excelsys also offers low-leakage power supply versions, which
enable the incorporation of multiple power supplies into various
medical-type rated systems, depending on the application.