Power Entry Module DC12 for Protection
Class II Medical Equipment Used at Home
Santa Rosa, California, January 15, 2015ó SCHURTER expands its
wide range of power entry modules to include versions, without
ground pin, for use in Protection Class II double-insulated
applications. The DC12 power entry module is already popular for
use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its high performance
switch and EMC filter functions integrated into one compact
The new DC12 Class II version is according to
IEC 60320-1, style C18. It is particularly well suited for use
in medical equipment according to the IEC standard 60601-11,
which outlines additional safety measures specific to medical
equipment intended for use in the home. There is increasing
demand for such equipment as populations around the world age
and healthcare costs continue to rise.
II equipment, in contrast to Protection Class I equipment,
generally has no metal case. This category of equipment is
called double insulated, and requires higher safety levels for
energized components relative to exposed surfaces. The DC12
Class II power entry module provides double insulation between
energized components and exposed parts. This reinforced
insulation is tested with a voltage of 4000 VDC between the
energized conductor (L) and the neutral conductor (N) relative
to the filter case.
The DC12 line switch is available in 1-
or 2-pole and touts high surge withstand capability. The EMC
filter is available in medical and low leakage, M5, versions.
This integrated filter at the power input provides highly
effective interference suppression, which results in optimized
electromagnetic compatibility. Current ratings range from 1-10 A
at 250 VAC. Versions with quick-connect or solder terminals are
available. The DC12 is available in black or white. Mating
V-Lock cord sets are available to safeguard against
unintentional disconnection of the power.
The DC12 Class
I and Class II are ENEC and cURus approved. They are suited for
use in equipment according to IEC 60950, IEC 60601-1, in
addition to IEC 60601-1-11.
About SCHURTER Inc.
SCHURTER is a progressive innovator and manufacturer of Circuit
Protection, Connectors, Switches, and EMC Products to the
electronic and electrical industries worldwide. SCHURTERís three
divisions: Components, Input Systems and Electronic
Manufacturing services are formed to provide customer specific
products and services, which focus on clean and safe supply of
power and making equipment easier to use. These core
competencies bring a high degree of innovation to SCHURTERís
main markets IT / Telecom, Medical, Space and Renewable Energy.
SCHURTER meets its customersí highest demands through certified
quality, environmental and safety management systems including
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and highly developed processes
(Six Sigma method). Excellent services are upheld through the
consistent application of an all encompassing quality management
SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the
exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the
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