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Regulatory Requirements for Custom Medical Carts

Posted by Shannon Pelky on April 26, 2018

If you’ve been following our blog throughout the years, you know we like to keep our readers updated on the latest regulatory requirements for custom medical carts in terms of 60601 testing. However, in 2018 there haven’t been any changes to the IEC 60601-1 testing for medical carts. Since there are no changes, we decided to put together this master list of all of our previous IEC 60601-1 testing blog posts for your reference.

60601 Testing for Custom Medical Carts Master List 

 Frequently Asked Questions about IEC 60601 for Custom Medical Carts

1. Frequently Asked Questions about IEC 60601 for Custom Medical Carts

We’ve taken the liberty of breaking down IEC 60601-1 3rd edition by answering a few frequently asked questions about IEC 60601 for custom medical carts.


 

Custom Medical Cart Testing Information

2. Custom Medical Cart Testing Information

The prospect of correctly testing your custom medical cart can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Find answers to questions that will help you navigate through the testing process.


 

IEC 60601 Testing Locking Casters for Custom Medical Carts

3. IEC 60601 Testing Locking Casters for Custom Medical Carts

The additional testing requirements in the IEC 60601-1 3rd edition have given medical cart designers and manufacturers reason to reconsider and redevelop how to choose the best casters and wheels for their medical cart projects.


 

60601 Instability Tests for Custom Medical Carts

4. 60601 Instability Tests for Custom Medical Carts

This blog breaks down the different types of 60601 tests regarding instability.

Related Videos

Instability in Transport and Non Transport Mode
- Instability from Unwanted Lateral Movement in Transport Mode
- Instability from Unwanted Lateral Movement in Non Transport Mode (Part A)
- Instability from Unwanted Lateral Movement in Non Transport Mode (Part B)

Related Blogs

- How is the IEC 60601-1 Test for Instability Performed for Medical Carts?


 

Testing Movement Over a Threshold

5. Testing Movement Over a Threshold

When a cart fails to roll over a threshold easily, the operator is exposed to the strain of lifting the cart over the obstacle or, worse, continuing to push the cart until an unstable/tip-over situation occurs. Both of these scenarios present a risk of injury and potential property damage. Learn about this 60601 standard and how to set up and run this test. 

Related Videos

- How to create a Movement Over a Threshold Test

Related Blogs

- How Do You Get a Medical Cart Up and Over a 20mm Threshold?


 

60601 Standards for Marking Custom Medical Carts

6.  60601 Standards for Marking Custom Medical Carts

To help you understand each of the factors within the IEC 60601-1 3rd edition marking standard, we’ll go through each factor individually.

Related Videos

- Durability of Marking


7.  Infographic: IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition Sample Tests for Medical Carts

Use this visual guide as a quick reference for IEC 60601-1 sample tests for medical carts.


Additional Videos

 

If you have any further questions regarding IEC 60601-1 tests or if you’re looking for a custom medical cart manufacturer with 60601 design experience, feel free to comment below or contact us today!

HUI 60601-1 Third Edition Cheat Sheet

Topics: Insider, Industry Insights, Medical Cart Design, IEC 60601-1, regulatory requirements


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