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Power systems for patient- connected equipment

Approaches for power systems within medical equipment for patient-connected applications.

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Digital power – challenges and opportunities for power designs

Digital power has experienced rapid growth taking advantage of the many benefits that digital control can bring to a tra...

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Power systems for medical equipment must ensure patient safety

A fundamental tenet of medical electrical equipment is that it must be safe to use, both for the patient and the operato...

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Standard high voltage modules save time, space and money

System power designers specifying high voltage power supplies have three basic options.

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Updates to legislation drive external power supplies’ efficiency

As concern for carbon emissions grows, most countries have introduced legislation to regulate the efficiency of external...

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Designing for reliability in high voltage applications

High voltage design and manufacturing comes with an additional set of disciplines that must be applied.

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Selecting power supplies for peak load applications

Specifying an AC-DC power supply for systems with peak load requirements that are higher than the normal power requireme...

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Electrolytic capacitor lifetime in power supplies

The service life of electrolytic capacitors is an increasingly key design parameter in power supplies.

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Hints and tips on the use of cooling fans for power supplies

Thermal management of modern power supplies is becoming increasingly important due to smaller heat sinks volumes and hig...

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Energy efficiency for external power supplies (EPS)

Controlling the power consumed by external power supplies is important for continuity of the energy supply and reduction...

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Overcoming patient leakage current issues

Patient leakage current and ways of reducing and controlling it for the most stringent medical applications

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Engineers guide to selecting power supplies for LED lighting applications

Traditionally, lighting comprised some form of incandescent, fluorescent or halogen lamps. That has changed with the eve...

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