Reliable functioning of electrical medical equipment and machines is the prerequisite for successful work in the surgery room, in the infirmaries, but also in the laboratories. This is not an area for compromise. This particularly applies to the protection of devices and machines in the event of overcurrents.
E-T-A’s circuit breakers and power entry modules reliably and safely disconnect harmful overcurrents. They help increase availability and endurance of medical equipment and reliably protect doctors, hospital staff 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 addition to conventional reset and circuit breaker/switch combinations, E-T-A offers so-called power entry modules for the medical equipment sector, helping design engineers reduce components.
They combine up to four functions within a single component: an IEC-compliant appliance inlet (C14 or C20), a line filter, a switch and a resettable overcurrent protection. This not only saves material planning and inventory costs, but 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.