Mechanical and Electrical design standards of medical devices (III)

As mentioned in previous blog posts, we continue with interesting topics regarding standards of medical devices.

Another aspect of this standard is the certification of a medical device so that it is compatible with a possible electrical defibrillation of a patient when he is in contact with the medical device. To do this, a high voltage test must be carried out with a 5,000 Volt source on the different parts of the designed medical device (both in its casing and in the parts that touch the patient).

An image of the test circuit taken from the IEC60601-1 standard can be seen below: