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Medical Grade UPS?

  1. Jun 27, 2013 #1
    Hello PF,

    After doing much research, I've decided that buying a retail UPS would be a much better idea than building one from scratch even though the cost is higher.

    I need to output 2kW for roughly 30 minutes.

    I am looking for a 3000 VA UPS that meets medical grade requirements.

    I believe that regulation is UL 60601-1, however there may be more things I may be missing.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Jun 27, 2013 #2


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    Sounds like a good decision. :smile:

    What have you found so far via Google? I often will use Google Images for searches like this, to get better results.
  4. Jun 27, 2013 #3
    So far I've only found one UPS that fits my needs which would be a Tripp Lite


    with a battery it can run 1920 Watts for 40 minutes.

    It appears this is the only option available, I called up APC and their customer service didn't appear to know what the UL 60601-1 regulation was.
  5. Jun 27, 2013 #4


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    I did a Google Images search on +"60601-1" ups, and got some reasonable looking units from different manufacturers. Maybe try that search to see if the other manufacturers have medical grade units in your power range...
  6. Jun 27, 2013 #5


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    In your earlier thread, on 24 June, berkeman wrote, “The pertinent UL standard for medical equipment is UL544”
    Just do a Google search using the term “UL 544 ups” and many suitable commercial units and their standards appear.
  7. Jun 28, 2013 #6
    Well, our device in development will be used on patients, and anything coming within 6 feet radius of a patient needs to have UL 60601-1. I believe that UL544 was withdrawn sometime in 2009 and replaced with UL 60601-1. The testing for this is much more stiffer, which is ultimately what gave me the decision to find one in a marketplace.
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