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
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.
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.
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.
This blog breaks down the different types of 60601 tests regarding instability.
- 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)
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.
To help you understand each of the factors within the IEC 60601-1 3rd edition marking standard, we’ll go through each factor individually.
Use this visual guide as a quick reference for IEC 60601-1 sample tests for medical carts.
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!