Hospital Grade Products
Power cords, cordsets, 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 cordsets for medical equipment throughout the world are no different than cords used for non-medical equipment in each market.
plugs and sockets
North America, Japan, Denmark and Australia/New Zealand are the only areas of the world which recommend 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.
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).