Circuit Protection for Medical Devices
E-T-A has designed an extensive line of circuit breakers specifically for the rigorous protection standards of medical applications. The full line meets Medical Electrical Equipment Standard EN 60601-1, and holds internationally recognized approvals from VDE, UL, CCC and CSA
E-T-A’s circuit breakers reliably disconnect hazardous overcurrents. They help to increase the availability and life of medical equipment, and they also reliably protect doctors, nurses and patients against the hazards of overheated devices. E-T-A offers well-proven resettable circuit breakers, but also a comprehensive range of so-called circuit breaker/switch combinations to allow a compact design of medical equipment.
These are overcurrent circuit breakers that also serve as an ON/OFF switch of apparatus and machines. Compared to standard solutions, which consist of ON/OFF switches and blade fuses, they reduce mounting and wiring time, but also material planning and inventory costs.
E-T-A circuit breakers carry international approval marks and meet the requirements of the EN 60 601-1 standard for medical electrical equipment.
Therefore many of E-T-A’s circuit breaker/ switch combinations are available as »both 1-pole, 2-pole switching, 2-pole protected«. They can be used, in compliance with the relevant standard with functional earth connection.