Leak Current Measurement of Medical Equipment Compliant with the IEC60601-1 Ed.3.2:2020
Automatically measure the leak current of medical equipment using a method compliant with IEC60601-1 Ed.3.2:2020
Medical electric equipment should always be assured safety to the operator and patient. Therefore, a safety test is necessary, and the testing conditions are specified by various standards and laws. The test methods also differ according to the type of equipment.
The international standard IEC60601-1 Ed.3.2:2020 stipulates requirements concerning basic safety and essential performance that are generally applicable to medical electrical equipment. When developing and commercializing medical equipment, many manufacturers view compliance to IEC60601-1 as a requirement, and most countries call for mandatory implementation.
Leakage Current Testing
Leak current tests are defined so as to allow verification of how much leak current would flow under a variety of circumstances. Consequently, the tests must be carried out under a number of test conditions with leakage measurement limits, including:
Single-fault Conditions: A state in which a single malfunction has occurred, such as a power wire malfunction, connection to a malfunctioning device, or a break in a connecting wire.
Key Benefits of the ST5540 Leak Current HiTester
・Leak current in normal conditions and single fault conditions can be automatically measured without the troublesome switching of power supply polarity