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Hospital-Grade Products

Hospital-grade products include plugs, sockets, cords, cord sets as well as power entry modules. For a complete solution, a combination of the three components listed below are recommended to ensure proper electrical connectivity for hospital-grade receptacles for healthcare facilities with specific regulations

Each category has a “Product Filter” to help guide you in choosing the correct solution to fit your specific requirements.

Cords and Cord Sets

International Cords

 

Power cords, cord sets, and particularly the plugs on cords are subject to special rules in North America, Denmark, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. Aside from these regions, power cords and cord sets for medical equipment throughout the world are no different than cords used for non-medical equipment in each market. If you are exporting to a region with specific requirements to meet healthcare electrical standard, our “Product Filter” will refer you to the best possible solution we offer.

 

Plugs and Sockets

Plugs and Sockets

 

North America, Japan, Denmark and Australia/New Zealand are the only areas of the world which recommend or mandate the use of a clear plug for medical applications. Interpower North American hospital-grade plugs, connectors, and receptacles carry the “green dot” signifying that they have been designed and tested for grounding reliability, assembly integrity, strength, and durability. Hospital-grade receptacles and Outlets are manufactured with materials that can withstand chemical and physical abuse, which are needed in the high use environment of Healthcare. However, it does matter which cords and cord sets are used with hospital-grade receptacles. The following link will refer you directly to a specific region or product to connect to your receptacles.

 

Power Entry Modules

Power Entry Modules

 

Special medical requirements place significance on fusing and filtering when selecting components used in medical equipment. Patient-connected medical equipment can 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).