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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 package.

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.

Protection Class 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 system.
SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, California is the exclusive North America sales and distribution office for the
Schurter Group.

 

 

 

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