Biomed test instrumentation specialist, Rigel Medical, has produced a free guide covering the electrical safety testing requirements of the IEC 62353 international test standard. ‘An introduction to electrical safety testing in accordance with IEC62353' provides an insightful overview on electrical safety, the definitions of a medical electronic device, the IEC 606001 standard and a summary of the IEC 62353 publication including the 2014 additions.
One of the most significant additions to the 2014 edition is the recommendation to test to IEC 62353 at the final production line stage and before equipment goes into service. This will allow recurrent testing to be directly comparable with factory tests, providing easier observation of any variations.
New for the IEC 62353:2014 edition were a number of suggested tests to help manufacturers identify any requirements for isolating a particular equipment leakage current. Advice about this issue is covered in the guide.
Also included is a section on the benefits of the latest range of battery powered electrical safety analysers, which provide a fast and accurate solution for compliance with international and local safety standards.