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Home Healthcare & Medical Certification Basics

Home Healthcare & Medical Certification Basics

Home Healthcare & Medical Certification

Medical certification ensures that electronic equipment meets stringent safety and performance standards. Medical systems must offer optimised, reliable performance, which in turn necessitates a high reliance on power. When patients’ welfare is at stake, the importance of certification cannot be overstated. Certification can be tailored for devices used in both clinical and home settings, each with different performance requirements. This guarantees that electronic devices meet the criteria set forth by regulatory bodies, assuring practitioners and patients that the equipment adheres to the highest standards of quality.

Experience is everything. A proven track record of working with medical OEMs to develop power supplies and chargers that meet specific needs is a huge consideration when seeking a suitable technology partner in this market. A key note here is to check that power-related products are certified by a recognised third party to the latest IEC 60601-1 edition, a technical standard for the safety and essential performance of electro-medical devices.

Our chargers are designed with precision and certified to meet these stringent medical standards, including the latest editions of IEC 60601-1 and EMC: IEC 60601-1-2. The standard IEC 60601-1 is crucial for medical electrical equipment. It defines risk management principles, mandates essential performance and sets documentation requirements. It also specifies requirements for factors such as insulation level, creepage distance, leakage current, isolation voltage, HV-tests and mechanical tests. The EMC: IEC 60601-1-2 standard guarantees that devices operate even with interference from external sources and do not emit disruptive electromagnetic emissions.

Chargers play a crucial role in the healthcare industry, powering a wide array of medical devices. If a charger fails, the consequences can be catastrophic; that's why reliability is one of the core principles at Mascot. From the careful selection of materials to the intricacies of circuitry design, we manufacture each unit with meticulous attention to detail. Rigorous testing procedures and robust quality control measures ensure that each Mascot Blueline charger adheres to these standards. Mascot's chargers have proven themselves in various challenging medical applications, making them a trusted choice for powering medical devices.

Our vast experience in developing and manufacturing robust, reliable charging solutions that are compliant with the latest industry standards makes us a trusted partner to the healthcare industry. With our ability to tailor custom solutions to fit the exacting needs of our customers, we can provide unique compliant solutions at low order quantities.






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