Compact external AC/DC converter features UL 60601-1 approvals, extremely low leakage current, rugged construction and ergonomic design.

Under contract to a US medical device manufacturer, Bear Power Supplies has completed the design and approval of a custom medical power supply and has begun manufacturing the AC/DC converters at its Western New York facility. Shipments will begin in December 2010 with revenues expected to exceed $3 million per year.

The external medical power supply is UL 60601-1 approved and features extremely low leakage current for patient safety. It has a rugged and ergonomic design to withstand fast-paced hospital and clinical settings, including frequent disinfecting using standard hospital procedures.

“Our reputation for combining exceptional custom design and high-quality manufacturing led to the initial contact with this customer,” said Michael Allen, president of Bear Power Supplies. “Our engineers worked closely with the customer’s development team during the design process: exceeding their technical specifications, suggesting several innovative features to enhance performance and ease of use, and demonstrating compliance with their quality system requirements. We’re now pleased to move into volume manufacturing of this new custom power supply and begin recognizing ongoing revenue from our unique custom design.”