DC/DC converters are 2 x MOPPs certified for medical applications

Power distributor, Ideal Power, has announced the availability of the 43MPM20 series of DC/DC converters from Taiwanese manufacturer, P-Duke.

The 43MPM20 modules are 20W low-profile Type CF DC/DC converters, certified to the 2 x means of patient protection (MOPP) standard, for direct patient contact.  The IEC/EN 60601-1 standard determines the requirements for electrical safety in medical devices, and in particular, how to protect against electric shock.

Ideal Power offers 35 different modules in the 43MPM20 series. They range in specifications, with wide 2:1 or 4:1 input ranges from nine to 75V DC, and output voltage options of five, 12, 15 and 24V DC whilst offering single or dual output modules. The series also features impressive efficiency ratings of up to 90 per cent in a compact 40.6 x 25.4 x 35.55mm package.

Typical leakage current for the converters is low at only two microA, in addition to offering 5000V AC reinforced insulation. Featuring an internal filter meeting EN 55032 Class A standard, as well as boasting an operating temperature range of -40 to +105 degrees C (with derating), with an operating altitude of up to 5000m. The modules are designed with over-voltage, current, thermal, under-voltage and short circuit protection.

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