6 Things to Know About Leakage Current in Medical Devices

6 Things to Know About Leakage Current

Safety is critical in medical devices, so mitigating leakage current, a primary source of shock hazards, is an important part of your design. One way to do that is by using a certified medical power supply.   What is leakage current? Leakage current is an electrical current flowing along an unwanted path instead of its intended circuit […]

Leakage Current Requirements for Medical Power Supplies

Diagram of measuring for earth leakage current

Keeping patients safe is critical in medical device design. For electrical medical devices, one of the most important aspects of this is eliminating shock hazard. As leakage current is the primary source of shock hazard, low leakage levels are crucial and the main difference between a medical-grade power supply and a commercial-grade one. What is […]

Leakage Current in Power Supplies

Diagram of leakage current in a power supply.

Guard Against Electric Shock When designing a PC-based medical device, you need reliable energy source that won’t shock patients. Minimizing leakage current, a leading potential cause of shock hazard, is an important part your device design and vitally important in medical power supplies. At all times you should avoid shock hazards in your designs, but […]

Leakage Current in Medical Devices

Diagram of earth, touch, and patient current leakage. in medical devices

Safety is a critical factor in medical device design, so it is important to understand the potential hazards of different types of leakage current (earth, touch, and patient). Each of these types requires a Means of Protection (MOP) to keep patients and caregivers safe.   What is leakage current? Leakage current is an electrical current […]