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Hospital-Grade Products

Hospital-grade products can include power cords and cord sets, plugs and sockets, and power entry modules. To help ensure proper electrical connectivity in a medical setting, all of these components are offered by Interpower.

While some countries have standards in regards to overall medical equipment, a few countries/regions have standards or recommendations in regards to specific medical-related components (e.g. plugs and cords). Those countries/regions include: Australia/New Zealand, Denmark, Japan, and North America. It is important to know what the requirements are.

To help meet designing needs, Interpower offers a number of cord sets with various hospital-grade plugs and different configurations on the C13 and C19 connectors as well as power entry modules with two to five functions.

Power Cords and Cord Sets

Power cords, cord sets, and especially the plugs on cords are subject to special rules in Australia/New Zealand, Denmark, Japan, and North America. To see the complete line of hospital-grade power cords and cord sets offered by Interpower, see Hospital-Grade Cords and Cord Sets.

Examples of Hospital-Grade Power Cords
& Cord Sets Offered by Interpower
Australia
Examples of Hospital-Grade Cord Sets
Part Number 86210140
Plug Type AS/NZS 3112:2000
Plug Color Clear
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Black
Cable Type H05VV-F
Cable Color Black
Part Number 86210150
Plug Type AS/NZS 3112:2000
Plug Color Clear
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Clear
Cable Type H05VV-F
Cable Color Orange
Denmark
Examples of Hospital-Grade Cord Sets & a Power Cord
Part Number 86281160 Red Danish Cord Set Red Danish Cord Set
Plug Type Danish Medical DK-2-8A
Plug Color Red
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Red
Cable Type H05VV-F / IEC 53
Cable Color Red
Part Number 86280940
Plug Type Danish Medical DK-2-8A
Plug Color Black
Connector Type IEC 60320 C5
Connector Color Black
Cable Type H05VV-F
Cable Color Black
Part Number 86280210
Plug Type Danish Medical DK-2-8A
Plug Color Black
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Black
Cable Type H05VV-F
Cable Color Black
Part Number 86280220
Plug Type Danish Medical DK-2-8A
Plug Color Black
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Black
Cable Type H05VV-F
Cable Color Black
Part Number 86280200
Plug Type Danish Medical DK-2-8A
Plug Color Black
Cable Type H05VV-F
Cable Color Black
JAPAN
Example of a Hospital-Grade Cord Set & a Power Cord
Part Number 86589100
Plug Type JIS 8303
Plug Color Gray
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Gray
Cable Type VCTF
Cable Color Gray
Part Number 86589110
Plug Type JIS 8303
Plug Color Gray
Cable Type VCTF
Cable Color Gray
NORTH AMERICA
Examples of Hospital-Grade Cord Sets & a Power Cord
Part Number 86610710
Plug Type NEMA 5-15
Plug Color Black
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Black
Cable Type SJT—3x18AWG
Cable Color Black
Part Number 86610920
Plug Type NEMA 5-15
Plug Color Clear
Connector Type IEC 60320 C13
Connector Color Black
Cable Type SJT—3x16AWG
Cable Color Black
Part Number 86611610
Plug Type NEMA 5-15
Plug Color Clear
Connector Type IEC 60320 C19
Connector Color Gray
Cable Type SJT—3x14AWG
Cable Color Gray
Part Number 86610801
Plug Type NEMA 5-15
Plug Color Gray
Cable Type SJT—3x18AWG
Cable Color Gray

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Plugs and Sockets

Australia/New Zealand, Denmark, Japan, and North America either recommend or mandate specific requirements for plugs and sockets in a medical setting. The type of plug used in a power cord or cord set as well as the socket used makes a difference. To see the complete line of hospital-grade plugs and sockets offered by Interpower, see Hospital-Grade Plugs and Sockets.

Examples of hospital-grade plugs
& sockets offered by Interpower
Australia / New Zealand
Example of a Hospital-Grade Plug
Part Number 88010712
Current Rating 10A
Voltage Rating 250VAC
Plug Type AS/NZS 3112
Plug Color Clear
Denmark
Example of a Hospital-Grade Plug & Socket
Part Number 88010940
Current Rating 16A
Voltage Rating 250VAC
Plug Type Afsnit 107-2-D1
Plug Color Gray
Part Number  88010910
Current Rating 10A
Voltage Rating 250VAC
Socket Type Afsnit 107-2-D1
Socket Color Gray
North America
Examples of Hospital-Grade Plugs & Sockets
Part Number 88030270
Current Rating 15A
Voltage Rating 125VAC
Plug Type NEMA 5-15
Plug Color Clear/White
Part Number  88030290
Current Rating 15A
Voltage Rating 125VAC
Socket Type NEMA 5-15
Socket Color Brown
Part Number 88030390
Current Rating 20A
Voltage Rating 125VAC
Plug Type NEMA 5-20
Plug Color Clear/White
Part Number 88030580
Current Rating 20A
Voltage Rating 125VAC
Socket Type NEMA 5-20
Socket Color Brown
Part Number 88030370
Current Rating 15A
Voltage Rating 250VAC
Plug Type NEMA 6-15
Plug Color Clear/White
Part Number 88030830
Current Rating 15A
Voltage Rating 250VAC
Socket Type NEMA 6-15
Socket Color Brown
Part Number 88030410
Current Rating 20A
Voltage Rating 250VAC
Plug Type NEMA 6-20
Plug Color Clear/White

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Power Entry Modules

Special medical requirements place significance on fusing and filtering when selecting components used in medical equipment. Patient-connected medical equipment may be subjected to low-leakage current requirements. The use of a low-leakage filter in the 5μA range at 250VAC is desirable. In addition, fusing of both line and neutral connectors may be required (i.e. double fusing). To see the complete line of hospital-grade power entry modules offered by Interpower, see Hospital-Grade Power Entry Modules.

Examples of 2-function hospital-grade
modules offered by Interpower
Part Number 83530593 Part Number 83550060
International Current Rating up to 40°C
6A
International Current Rating 16A
International Voltage Rating 250VAC International Voltage Rating 250VAC
North American Current Rating up to 40°C
8A
North American Current Rating 20A
North American Voltage Rating 115/250VAC North American Voltage Rating 250VAC
Functions Power inlet,
RFI/EMI filter
Functions Access outlet,
RFI/EMI filter
Examples of 5-function hospital-grade
modules offered by Interpower
Part Number 83511430 Part Number 83545020
International Current Rating 6A International Current Rating 10A
International Voltage Rating 250VAC International Voltage Rating 250VAC
North American Current Rating 6A North American Current Rating 10A
North American Voltage Rating 125/250VAC North American Voltage Rating 120/250VAC
Number of Fuses 2 (not included) Number of Fuses 2 (not included)
Fuse Size 1/4 x 11/4 "
5 x 20mm
Fuse Size 1/4 x 11/4 "
5 x 20mm
Functions Power inlet, switch, fuse, voltage selector, RFI/EMI filter Functions Power inlet, switch, fuse, voltage selector, RFI/EMI filter

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Medical Standards & Recommendations

When designing, building, and maintaining hospital-grade products, it’s crucial to know if there are medical standards or other requirements in the country the product is being sold in.

Australia/New Zealand

Medical equipment needs to meet the AS/NZS 3200 standard. There are no special requirements for plugs, only preferences. All Australian plugs must be approved to the AS/NZS 3112 standard. In Australian medical applications, it is preferred by some hospitals to have a clear plug with an orange, flexible cable.

Denmark

There are Danish hospital-grade plugs and sockets that are recommended for use in medical applications. The socket is designed to prevent “normal equipment” from being connected and disrupting the mains circuit in specific medical settings. Red is the preferred color for select medical facilities in Denmark for hospital-grade cord sets.

Japan

Hospital-grade plugs and outlet-sockets need to be approved in accordance with JIS T 1021. Each shall be indelibly marked with an “H” and for plugs, a green dot is allowed. Hospitals have specific preferences when using hospital-grade plugs and sockets.

North America

The main standards in North America that address hospital-grade plugs, sockets, and cord sets are UL 817, CSA C22.2 no. 21 and UL 498. Pertaining to hospital-grade molded-on attachment plugs, these requirements are applicable to NEMA configurations 5-15, 5-20, 6-15, and 6-20 (UL and CSA) and 1-15 (CSA only).

Specific markings on a plug and connector need to be marked “Hospital Grade” with an indelible green dot. The markings need to be located on the face of the device.

FDA Rules—Unique Device Identification System

In addition to meeting the hospital-grade standards in the United States, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) rules also come into play. Increasing concerns about product recalls, counterfeit devices, and patient safety has led the FDA to start the process of developing a UDI (Unique Device Identification) System in regards to most medical devices. The UDI is a unique numeric or alphanumeric code which includes a uniform list of product identifiers. As part of the UDI system, the FDA has created a GUDID (Global Unique Device Identification Database). This will have a standard set of basic identifying elements. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device by the FDA, Interpower can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific requirements.

Meeting Hospital-Grade Needs

Interpower reviews hospital-grade requirements and standards and offers free technical support to answer questions. There is a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on non-stock Interpower products with no minimum order or dollar requirements. Prices can be locked in with a blanket or scheduled order. Made in Iowa, Interpower manufactured products are 100% tested. Value-added services such as custom lengths, custom labeling and packaging, barcode labeling, and made-to-order assemblies, are available.

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