What is a hospital grade surge protector?

What is a hospital grade surge protector?

Product Overview. The CyberPower MPV615S Medical Grade Surge Protector delivers vital surge protection for use in hospitals, clinics, group practices, private practices, laboratory or other medical facilities, allowed for use within six feet of a patient for non-critical care applications.

What is a surge protection receptacle?

A surge protector is a type of electrical socket that – believe it or not – protects your device from a surge. They use a specialized circuit that redirects spikes of electricity right into the ground without going through the electrical device.

Are there surge protected outlets?

Instead of using bulky surge protector strips, you can now install a point-of-use surge protection receptacle to protect appliances and electronics from voltage spikes.

What is a hospital-grade power strip?

HCOAs are intended for use as movable connections to the power supply for cord-and-plug-connected medical electrical utilization equipment in health care facilities in accordance with Article 517 of ANSI/NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) and ANSI/NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, for use in Category 2 ( …

What makes a power strip hospital-grade?

The hospital-grade plugs must be covered by a device, only removable by a special tool. The enclosure leakage current cannot exceed 0.1 mA in normal conditions, and the strip cannot have a manual ON/OFF switch. This increases patient safety as users cannot accidentally turn off a critical machine plugged in.

Are surge protector outlets worth it?

The short answer is NO. At least not any surge protector that you can buy for the inside of your house. Even a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) with surge protection will not be able to handle a lighting strike that is close by.

How do I know if my outlet has surge protector?

How can you tell the difference? Surge protectors will have a rating in Joules of energy showing the maximum voltage it can handle from a power spike. You can find those numbers on the box or strip itself. If there are no numbers listed, it is just a power strip.

Are power strips allowed in hospitals?

Power strips are not permitted to be used within the patient care vicinity on any other piece of equipment, with the exception of long-term care resident rooms that do not use patient care related electrical equipment.

Should medical equipment be plugged into a power strip?

In-patient care areas – Patients power strips may not be used as well no patient equipment shall be plugged into any power strip. All equipment must be approved by Biomed or Facilities Director.