Desktop medical power supplies meet energy efficiency requirements

5th September 2018
Alex Lynn

The cost-effective AKM36/AKM45/AKM65 series of desktop AC-DC power supplies rated at 36, 45 and 65W has been launched by XP Power. Aimed at the healthcare, ITE and industrial markets, all versions meet the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI and EU CoC Tier two energy efficiency requirements.

They also offer two times MOPP medical-grade isolation and very low no-load power consumption. AC input for all versions is 90 -260VAC for worldwide use and outputs available include nine, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36 and 48V depending on version.

The 36W part is class II, earth-free construction, while this is an option on the 45 and 65W versions. Input connectors are IEC320-C8 ‘figure of eight’ type for class II parts and IEC320-C14 type when class I is specified. This connector can be provided with an optional cable restraint for applications when accidental disconnection would be critical. Output connection is via a flying lead with standard jack plug.

These high-reliability parts feature 4kVAC isolation rating, 5000m altitude operation and safety approvals to UL/EN/IEC 60950 for IT equipment and EN/IEC/CSA/ANSI-AAMI ES 60601-1 for medical equipment with two levels of patient protection (2 x MOPP).

Applications for the parts include portable equipment for medical monitoring and diagnostics, cosmetic treatment, environmental monitoring, test and measurement and mobile communications.

Casing for the parts is plastic with an optional white colouring to match medical environments.

Steve Head, Executive Director, XP Power, stated: “These flexible desktop power supplies, backed up by our three-year warranty, are a great solution when our customers require a low-cost external power supply giving industry-leading performance and compliance with the latest energy efficiency and safety standards.”

The series is available from Digi-Key, element14, Farnell, RS Components, approved regional distributors, or direct from XP Power and parts come with a three year warranty.

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