Sail Through Your Next Hospital Inspection with Medical Grade Power Strips from Leviton

Medical Grade Power Strips from Leviton - Leviton Blog

When you need a power strip for medical carts or IV poles in a patient care area, ensure compliance with a Leviton Medical Grade Power Strip. NFPA 99 requires that you use a power strip in a patient care area. 

What’s different about this power strip? Medical grade power strips must conform to safety standard UL 60601-1. This means the power strip must include more safety features, such as:

  • Covers for each outlet that can only be opened with the use of a tool, this helps prevent unauthorized and a degree of splash protection
  • A strip design that prevents leakage current from exceeding 0.1mA under normal conditions which is safer for medical equipment and patients
  • Hospital grade receptacles used for the outlets and a hospital grade plug on the cable
  • A rugged, durable metal housing that withstands abuse from beds, carts, and other portable medical equipment
  • 90° right angle plug to not protrude out on the carts
  • Screw holes on the top and bottom of the device for secure mounting

Medical Grade Surge Strips

In addition to the safety features, we made these strips with your choice of 4 outlets or 6 outlets and a 7ft or 15ft cable. And for those power hungry applications, we made a medical grade power strip for 20A circuits with a 20A plug.

Now you are probably wondering what to do with the power strips you are using today. In the past, you may have used a hospital grade power strip. Unfortunately those power strips may not conform to the new safety standard, UL 60601-1. So while you can use them in other areas of the hospital, you will need to remove them from the patient care areas in order to achieve compliance. To view NFPA 99’s definition of a patient care area, just click here.

To learn more about Leviton’s Medical Grade Power Strips and how they help you comply with NFPA 99 and NEC Article 517, click here.

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