Medical isolation transformers provides improved safety

19-02-2019 | REO (UK) Limited | Power

REO UK has launched its latest edition of REOMED, a range of MIT for the galvanic and safe isolation of medical equipment from mains supplies. The newest generation of the series has been created to comply to the 4th edition of the IEC/EN60601-1 medical use directive, the safety standard for medical electrical equipment and any further equipment used in a medical environment.

“Perhaps the biggest advantage of medical isolation transformers is the improved safety they offer,” explains Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK. “This is particularly important in a hospital or clinic, where there are numerous life-support machines, as well as other medical and commercial equipment in close proximity to one another. Without isolation transformers like REOMED, the medical equipment could be compromised and put patients at risk of an electric shock.

“Virtually every piece of equipment destined for use in a medical environment needs isolation from the mains. At REO UK, we designed the REOMED so that it can reduce the maximum leakage current. It has been created to feature a thermal sensor, which will cut-out in the event of an overload, and will restart again when cooled down. An earthed copper screen guarantees that leakage current is further reduced to well below specified limits.”

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