August 2015 Blog Posts

IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 Introduces New Product Safety Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment

IEC 60601-1 Third Edition Amendment 1 (Ed. 3.1) What you need to know For manufacturers of medical electrical equipment and systems, IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 (or IEC 60601-1:2005+AMD1:2012) represents a significant departure from Edition 3.0 of the standard. While the application of risk management principles have been clarified, the amended standard includes new requirements regarding... Read More

External Power Supplies Must Meet Level VI Energy Efficiency Requirements for U.S. DoE by February 2016

By February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy requires that external power supplies are compliant to Level VI energy efficiency requirements. The global regulatory environment for external power supply energy efficiency has rapidly evolved over the past decade since the California Energy Commission (CEC) implemented the first mandatory standard in 2004.  Now, external power supplies... Read More