What is IEC60601-1-2 Ed. 4th?

1. What is IEC60601-1-2?

IEC60601-1 is safety standard applicable to medical electrical equipment.
Especially, IEC 60601-1-2 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of Medical Equipment (ME) equipment and ME systems in the presence of electromagnetic disturbances and to electromagnetic disturbances emitted by ME equipment and ME systems.

The latest version of IEC60601-1-2 is Ed.4th (2014).

Fig.1 System of IEC60601-1

2. Difference from 3rd Edition of IEC60601-1-2

Table 2 show the difference of requirement between 3rd Edition and 4th Edition. There are test items which the requirement becomes more strict.

Table 2 Principal Difference between Ed. 3rd. and Ed 4th. of IEC60601-1-2
No. Test Reference
1 ESD IEC61000-4-2 ±6kV(Contact),±8kV(Air) ±8kV(Contact),±15kV(Air)
2 Radiated, RF, electromagnetic field immunity test IEC61000-4-3 10V/m(80MHz~2.5GHz) 10/m*(80MHz~2.7GHz)
3 Electrical fast transient / burst immunity test IEC61000-4-4 Repetition rate:5kHz Repetition rate:5k/100kHz
4 Power frequency magnetic field immunity test IEC61000-4-8 3A/m 30A/m

3. IEC60601-1-2 4th Edition Compatibility.

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