Reliable electrical medical equipment and machines is the basic requirement for successful work in the operating rooms, on the wards, but also in the laboratories. Safety and quality must not be compromised. This is particularly true for protecting devices and machines from overcurrents.
E-T-A’s circuit breakers and appliance inlet modules reliably disconnect hazardous overcurrents. They help to increase the availability and overall life of medical equipment, and they also reliably protect doctors, nurses and patients against the hazards of overheated devices.
With tease-free and trip-free trip mechanisms, E-T-A thermal circuit breakers provide extremely reliable and robust interrupting capacity and ensure improved uptime and increased longevity of medical apparatus and equpment
In order to support Design Engineers with component reduction, E-T-A not only offers resettable breakers and circuit breaker/switch combinations for medical equipment, but also appliance inlet modules.
They combine up to four functions in a single component: an IEC-compliant appliance inlet (C14 or C20), a line filter, a switch and resettable overcurrent protection. This does not only reduce material planning and inventory costs, but also significantly reduces mounting and installation costs.
E-T-A has designed an extensive line of circuit breakers specifically for the rigorous protection standards of medical applications. Download our brochure to explore thermal, thermal-magnetic, hydraulic-magnetic, and solid-state products, available in multiple configurations. The full line meets Medical Electrical Equipment Standard EN 60601-1, and holds internationally recognized approvals from VDE, UL, CCC and CSA.
Circuit protection devices serve two main purposes that are essential to medical equipment, safety and reliability, by disconnecting power in a circuit during overcurrent. Learn the ins and outs of circuit breakers, fuses, and how to best protect equipment from overcurrent in The Designer’s Guide to Preventing Overcurrent in Medical Devices: Ensuring Product Safety for Device and User.
With so many circuit protection device types, design choices, and configurations, making the appropriate selection for your specific medical equipment can feel daunting – especially with staff and patient safety on the line. How to Select the Right Circuit Protection for Your Medical Device will guide you through what you need to know to make the best circuit protection choice for your application.