Innovative isolation techniques yield leakage current of less than 5 µA, exceeding requirements for CF-rated medical equipment

Bear Power Supplies, Inc. has secured design wins from three major medical equipment manufacturers for custom, ultra-low leakage current power supplies to be used in heart-connected medical equipment. Bear’s innovative isolation techniques yield leakage current of less than 5μA, exceeding the requirements for CF-rated medical equipment. The designs are AC/DC converters ranging from 14 Watts to 600 Watts. Bear expects to begin production of these custom medical power supplies in Q2 09 at its manufacturing center in western New York.

Bear excels at innovative, high-reliability custom power supplies for medical instruments and other demanding applications. Its custom medical power supplies have featured non-standard output voltages, unusual form factors to fit precise size and configuration constraints, and compact sizes for portable medical devices. Bear designers frequently incorporate features not commonly included in a power supply, allowing their customers to reduce overall system size and cost by reducing the need for supporting circuitry around the power supply.

“We are pleased to help leading medical device manufacturers improve product performance and reliability with our innovative power supply designs,” said Michael Allen, president of BearPower Supplies. “Our engineering team thrives on the challenge of meeting unusual requirements, providing creative solutions, and delivering products with very high quality and long life.”