Ethernet isolators in medical technology
A network isolator enables galvanic network separation for medical devices and systems according to DIN EN 60601-1. A network isolator is a passive electronic component and do not require a separate power supply. The galvanic separation of medical devices and the avoidance of leakage currents are an essential aspect of everyday medical practice. Technical devices and patients are protected against potentially dangerous over voltages and static discharges.
Our network insulators are mainly used in medical technology and medical devices such as hospitals or medical practices. They meet the high requirements of the EN 60601-1 and can be used in the patient environment.
Classification of network isolators
The EN 60601-1 defines different classes of insulation, air and creepage distances, leakage current and grounding depending on the desired MOOP or MOPP level.
MOOP = Means of Operator Protection, Protective measures for operator and user protection.
MOPP* = Means of Patient Protection, Protective measures for patient protection, to reduce the risk of electric shock.
*Patients are at increased risk when coming into contact with electrical equipment and systems. Therefore, higher requirements apply to patient protection (MOPP) than to user protection (MOOP).
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