Comprehensive 60601 testing
Electronic medical equipment manufacturers can take advantage of a new test unit from Clare Instruments, which improves the electrical safety and compliance testing of equipment in accordance with the 60601 set of standards.
SafeMedic enables manufacturers to undertake the electrical testing of a wide range of Class I and Class II powered medical equipment in their own test laboratory for either final prototype type tests or during the development process.
SafeMedic can also be used by electrical safety laboratories and certification bodies for the type test certification of manufacturers' final products. It is also suitable for end-of-line safety testing during the manufacturing process.
The instrument features the latest digital technology, enabling complete traceability of results, and is suitable for applications in overseas production markets.
Two versions are available with one featuring a unique in-built defibrillation test capability. This makes SafeMedic a beneficial choice for a manufacturer requiring a single instrument that's not only de-fib approved but also capable of carrying out the full range of required tests.
Both versions include a comprehensive suite of test functions enabling the user to safely complete type testing in accordance with the requirements of IEC 60601 - the international technical standard for the manufacture and testing of medical electrical equipment.
These include all the required leakage tests completed within the six standard tests, automatically switching through the applied parts test regime detailed within the standard.
SafeMedic includes connection for 12 x applied parts and also applies earth bonding to 40A, while AC/DC high potential (HIPOT) with ramping, insulation resistance and a load test are all easily programmable by the user.
SafeMedic can be operated remotely by a PC so that test programmes can be specifically designed to meet individual customer requirements in bespoke testing cells thus providing flexibility and maximum ease-of-use.
Available in a standard 480mm rack and case, the product is flexible enough to be used as an easily transportable, stand alone unit or integrated as part of a wider application specific test station incorporating industrial PC and other equipment fixtures.
Load testing can be carried out for 50 and 60 Hz units, power 0.1KVA to 4KVA, current 0.0A to 16A.
The test unit comes with an earth bond probe, applied parts/patient connection probe system, powerful software and a comprehensive, easy-to-follow user manual.
A barcode scanner, printer and a full range of EN 50191 peripherals are available as optional extras.
Clare Instruments, part of the Seaward Group, is a market leading supplier of electrical safety testing instrumentation and systems for manufacturers serving international markets.
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