Posted : 12 Apr 2012
TDK Corporation announces that the TDK-Lambda Vega is now approved to IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60601-1-08 3rd Edition medical safety standards – this is in addition to the current approval to the 2nd Edition, ensuring full safety approval for medical equipment is maintained during the transition period from 2nd to 3rd Editions. Typical applications for the Vega range include medical, industrial control, computing, automation, security, network servers and routers, broadcast, communications, lifesciences/laboratory, instrumentation and ATE.
Available in 450, 650 and 900W power ratings, the Vega has no minimum load requirement and accommodates up to 11 fixed or adjustable outputs, giving designers a choice of output voltages up to 62V and output current up to 114A. The inherent versatility of Vega lies in its high degree of configurability. Output module functions include inhibit, module good, remote sense and parallel. Typical efficiency is 75% at full load and the Vega power supply comes complete with short circuit and over voltage protection.
“We are approved by the Underwriters Laboratories® Inc. (UL) to 60601-1 3rd Edition, which helps us to ensure that our medical power supplies are tested and approved to the highest safety standards,” says Bob Taylor, Safety Engineering Manager at TDK-Lambda UK. The power supply manufacturer has actively participated in the Underwriters Laboratories® Inc. (UL) ‘Clients Test Data Program’ (CTDP) and the IECEE CB Scheme SMT (Supervised Manufacturer’s Test) Program, which is now also under the supervision of UL, for over 16 years. Being on these programs allows TDK-Lambda to use its own testing facilities to generate UL and CB safety reports and test data, this capability helps to reduce time and the accompanying costs for the safety approvals of its own AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters.
In addition to 60601-1 3rd Edition, all models in the TDK-Lambda Vega range are approved to IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60950-1 for general purpose applications and IEC/EN 61010-1 for laboratory and process control applications, as well as meet Class B conducted and radiated EMC EN55011. The Vega also carries the CE mark, according to the LV Directive, and comes with a 3-year warranty.