Artesyn Announces 15W and 20W DC-DC Converters with Medical Safety Approval

By Rob GrayDecember 15, 2017

Artesyn, a global leader in highly-reliable power conversion solutions, has recently announced the launch of a new range of high-performance isolated DC-DC converters with medical safety approval. The series, named AEE15W-M, has been specifically designed for a variety of demanding applications that require reinforced or supplementary insulation to comply with rigorous industrial and medical safety standards.

The AEE15W-M series of high-performance isolated DC-DC converters, with reinforced insulation systems and low leakage current, is ideal for critical medical device applications rated for 300 VAC working voltage and 4,200 Vac rms input/output isolation. The newly-launched series complies with UL/CSA/EN/IEC 60601-1 medical safety standards, which leverages 2X means of patient protection (MOPP).

Artesyn's industrial-grade AEE15W-M series incorporates single and dual output converters that cover input voltages from 9 VDC to 75VDC, with three 2:1 input voltage categories, including 9 V – 18 V, 18 V – 36 V, and 36 V – 75 V. Each of the three input voltage ranges offers an array of six models within the series, which provide either dual outputs of +/-12V and +/-15V, or single outputs of 5V, 12V, 15V, and 24V. 

The AEE15W-M series of isolated DC-DC converters, packaged in an industry-standard 2 x1 inch (50.8 x 25.4 mm) low profile plastic case, features a 285 kHz fixed-frequency switching that adheres to EN 55022 class A, and FCC level A standards for conducted and radiated EMI. The premium-grade series offers full power up to 60˚C, with a typical efficiency of 89 percent maximum.

Key Features of Artesyn's AEE15W-M Series of High-performance Isolated DC-DC Converters

The AEE15W-M series of fully-encapsulated high-performance isolated DC-DC converters with a reinforced insulation system integrates an operating temperature range of -40˚C to 85˚C, along with cutting-edge features like overvoltage protection, overtemperature protection, short-circuit protection, and hiccup-mode overcurrent protection. Other prime features of the AEE15W-M series include:

  • 4200 Vac reinforced insulation
  • Insulation rated for 300 Vac working voltage
  • Medical safety certifications
  • 2x MOPP rated
  • Wide 2:1 input voltage range
  • Low leakage current <5 µA
  • Operating temperature range –40 °C to +85 °C (with derating)
  • Input filter meets EN 55022, Class A and FCC, Level A
  • Medical EMC Standard meets 4th Edition of EMI EN55011 and EMS EN 60601-1-2
  • 2”x 1” plastic package
  • Three-year product warranty

Technical Specifications of Artesyn's AEE15W-M Series of High-performance Isolated DC-DC Converters

  • Total Max Power: 15 W
  • Total Max Current: 3 A
  • Input Voltage: 9 V to 75 V
  • Output Voltage: -15 V to 24V
  • Outputs: Single, Dual
  • Size (L x W x H): 2.000" x 1.000" x 0.470"
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C

Safety Approvals of Artesyn's AEE15W-M Series of High-performance Isolated DC-DC Converters

  • EN/IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1
  • 2x MOPP
  • CE Mark

The AEE15W-M series of high-performance isolated DC-DC converters with a certified supplementary or reinforced insulation system offers a reliable and cost-effective solution for demanding industrial and medical instrumentation applications that require compliance with latest industrial or medical safety standards.

To learn more about Artesyn’s leading product range, contact WPG Americas' Director of Power Solution Rob Gray.